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Destiny 2 is free to play this weekend

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The weekend is upon us, and if your schedule is still open and you're looking for a game to play—and you haven't yet immersed yourself into the endless gunslinging joy that is Destiny 2—then you'll be happy to hear that it is free to play for the weekend. 

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To do your bit as a nigh-immortal Guardian, point yourself at Battle.net and download the installer. It's a 4.5MB download, but of course the full game is a lot bigger than that—It'll eat up around 63GB of drive space once all is said and done. But once it's all set up, you can play as much as you want across all modes and through the entire campaign. (And really, a good weekend should be quite enough to finish the campaign, but the good stuff doesn't really start until it's over.) 

Destiny 2 also happens to be on sale on Battle.net, and if you like what you see during the freebie and decide to pick it up, any progress you've earned will carry over. The Destiny 2 free weekend is live now and runs through June 10. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.