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Destiny 2 on is free, for keeps, until November 18

If you've been curious about Destiny 2, but not quite curious enough to throw money at it, Activision's got some good news: From today until November 18, it's making the game free, for keeps, for all users. 

"We know Destiny players that want to play on PC expect an amazing experience, whether it’s on their own or with their friends—so, our paramount concern was to keep the discerning requirements of the PC community in mind, and welcoming the and Bungie PC communities together," Destiny 2: Forsaken game director Steve Cotton said. "With this gift we look forward to seeing new Guardians in our universe." 

If you're a new user you'll need to enable Blizzard SMS Protect before claiming the game. Existing Destiny 2 players on PC will get an exclusive one-year anniversary emblem that will be available in December. New Destiny 2 players will also have the opportunity to try Forsaken's "Gambit" multiplayer mode during a Gambit Free Weekend that will run November 9-11. And on a related note, don't forget that the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion, which along with adding the Gambit mode also dramatically overhauls the core game, now includes all previously released DLC.    

If I'm being cynical, it's an aggressive way to get more PC gamers to download or log into, but we can't complain about being the recipient of a big-budget game for zero dollars. Full details are available at

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.