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Bungie details exactly what's included in Destiny 2's free-to-play New Light edition

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is coming soon—you may have seen it mentioned around here once or twice—and with it, the free-to-play New Light edition. There's been an awful lot of content released for Destiny 2 since it came out in 2017, in the form of campaign expansions and multiplayer modes and in-game events and stuff, and it's led to a little bit of confusion about what exactly is included with the free version of the game, and what you'll still need to pay for.

To clarify exactly what's what, Bungie has released a helpful infographic detailing all that New Light entails. It is, as they say, a lot.

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In a followup tweet, Bungie clarified a few more points:

  • The Reckoning is included
  • The Year 2 Exotics Thunderlord, Arbalest, Outbreak Perfected, and Bad Juju are available in New Light
  • Rewards from the activities in the infographic are included with New Light except associated Exotics
  • Forsaken subclasses are not available in New Light.

If that's not enough bad-guys-from-space-shooting action for you, you can add Destiny 2: Forsaken to the mix for a reduced price too. The Forsaken Complete Collection, announced last week, includes the expansion and the Forsaken Annual Pass for $25. That's quite a deal compared to the original pricing of $40 for Forsaken and $35 for the pass.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and New Light come out on October 1, when the game moves from Battle.net to Steam. If you're already a Destiny 2 player, you'll want to ensure you've transferred your account prior to that date, or you'll lose it all. Make it happen at bungie.net.

Andy Chalk

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.