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Destiny 2's Shadowkeep expansion and free version revealed

Bungie had a lot of news to reveal yesterday, and September will usher in major changes to the way you play Destiny 2.

While much of the attention of the gaming world might have been drawn to Google's Stadia Connect stream last night - which revealed details like pricing for the service - Bungie was hosting its own stream regarding the future of Destiny 2, a recap of which can be found on their site.

This included the official reveal of the leaked expansion, coming on September 17. Shadowkeep will take us to the moon to take on new threats, and Eris Morn has unleashed a power she can't control. You'll have to help her defeat this new enemy, and to do this you'll need to venture into a hostile citadel.

What's more is that Shadowkeep doesn't require you to have any of the previous expansions, meaning it's a standalone package, and those who pre-order get Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, and Warmind to play right now.

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September 17 is also important for Destiny 2 for another reason, as this marks the launch of Destiny 2: New Light, providing the game and all its base content for free. For more details on this version, head this way, and this is part of Bungie's aims to "make it simpler for new players to join this amazing community and quickly play alongside our veteran Guardians".

Those on PC will also be interested to hear that the game will become available on Steam on the same day, with current PC players able to migrate their progress over. More details are promised in the future, but this migration of progress also applies to Stadia when it launches this autumn, since Cross Save is coming in autumn too. This means the same characters can be accessed by one account regardless of platforms, and this process can start later this summer.

Essentially this is a big step for Destiny 2 since splitting with publisher Activision earlier this year. Will you be jumping back into Destiny 2 now?

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