A Destiny 2 free trial is now available on PC and Xbox One (with PlayStation 4 soon to follow) according to the game’s official Twitter.

Players out to try their hand at saving the galaxy can participate in the Destiny 2 free trial that’s now live across all of the game’s platforms. While it may seem that the free trial has launched a bit early compared to how long some other games take to deploy a free trial, it follows a pattern set by its predecessor. Destiny launched a free demo about a month after the game’s release date, and the Destiny 2 free trial is launching two months after the game was first launched worldwide. The announcement was paired with a trailer that gives you a feel of the game and goes over some of the features:

Of course, the free trial of the game has some limitations. Players can progress through the campaign in the European Dead Zone (EDZ) and Titan, a moon of Saturn. These first two worlds will be open in their entirety to gamers giving the game a shake. There’s a progression cap at Level 7. PvP enthusiasts can try out the Crucible Quickplay Playlist, and if they happen to make some friends in their limited scope of the game they’ll be able to join a clan. Of course, as with many other examples of free trials, you’ll be able to retain your progression should you decide to purchase the game for yourself.

Destiny 2 has had its fair share of problems since its launch including its own share of microtransactions issues and the occasional strange controversy such as the inclusion of an alleged “hate symbol” in the game. Even so, the key part of any game is how the game plays and you can now get a taste of that experience for free. The Destiny 2 free trial is now live on Xbox One and PC (via Blizzard Battle.net); the PlayStation 4 trial is in the process of going live worldwide according to a thread on the /r/DestinyTheGame subreddit. You can learn more about the free trial by heading to the page about the feature on the game’s official website.

What do you think of the Destiny 2 free trial? Do you think it will bring new blood into the game or do you think the game’s issues are too serious for it to make a difference? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!