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Destiny 2: Forsaken will now include the previous two expansions for new buyers

Players will no longer need to buy an expansion pass to access all the Destiny 2 post-launch content.


Bungie and Activision have made it easier for new or returning Destiny 2 players to experience the game’s post-launch content. Starting October 16, players who buy the Forsaken expansion pack will also receive the previous two expansions, Warmind and Curse of Osiris. Previously, Destiny 2 players who wanted access to the complete post-launch content were required to purchase a separate expansion pass.

Bungie made this move to streamline the process of playing the game. It helps newer players join parties without having to first determine which pieces of content must be purchased for the group to be compatible with each other.

Destiny 2 veterans who already own and play the Forsaken expansion will be given some bonus items as a reward for their loyalty and commitment to the franchise. The in-game items will arrive some time in December and will include the Tiger Stripe Black Shader and Veterans Nameplate emblem. A pair of exotic emotes and some consumables will round out the digital gift basket that Bungie is bestowing early Forsaken owners.

New or veteran Forsaken players will be able to find everything they need to succeed by looking through our extensive guides to Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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    October 12, 2018 10:55 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Destiny 2: Forsaken will now include the previous two expansions for new buyers

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      October 12, 2018 10:58 AM

      *After 10/16.

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      October 12, 2018 11:37 AM

      i can hear the hand wringing from here that people who bought it earlier are getting ripped off somehow

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      October 12, 2018 11:42 AM

      I could see the game (or whatever comes next) moving towards subscription in the next few years

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        October 12, 2018 12:19 PM

        They should've gone the WoW model and just made rolling expansions.

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          October 12, 2018 12:54 PM

          I'd still be playing if they had done that from the start with Destiny 1. Trashing all of the things they did to make the first game amazing in favor of D2 was just obnoxious.

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            October 12, 2018 12:55 PM

            It's a good thing the new DLC undid about 95% of the bad things and the game is as close to d1 as it can be for the most part. Still some things I'd like to see changed / tweaked but overall this is the game we should have gotten last year.

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        October 12, 2018 12:53 PM

        It's always been a subscription game in practice. I still have flashbacks to when Bungie actually removed Crucible features for D1 (possibly D2 as well) if you didn't buy the DLC every time. You went from having your pick of multiplayer modes to a randomized "classic" mode. I believe Bungie is better about that now, but still... it was a passive-aggressive way of making Destiny a subscription game.

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          October 12, 2018 12:54 PM

          selling a $30 "record book" for Sparrow Racing League in D1, and then never doing the event again, was even worse IMO.

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            October 12, 2018 12:58 PM

            The record book was $10 bucks not $30. It wasn't even needed unless you wanted fancy racing suits to use and they did bring the event back another time.

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