Destiny 2 Stadia Version Will Be Free Going Forward

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Destiny 2 Stadia Version Will Be Free Going Forward

November 18, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

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There's good news for Destiny 2 Stadia gamers — the game is about to go free-to-play on Google's game-streaming platform for everyone, no Stadia Pro subscription required.

Destiny 2 has most recently launched Update 3.0, bringing a ton of new content to the game for new players and veterans alike. There's never been more to do in Bungie's MMO shooter and it's easy to get started with Beyond Light; now, a new group of people will be able to play the game without spending a penny on Stadia.

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How Does Destiny 2 Stadia Free-To-Play Work?

The Destiny 2 Stadia free-to-play experience starts on November 19, 2020, as noted on the Stadia Community Blog. Best of all, playing this game won't require a Stadia Pro subscription — as long as you have a Stadia and a good enough Internet connection, you'll be able to hop right into Destiny 2.


That's not to say that there aren't any limitations here. This will be the "core" Destiny 2 experience. That means that it will have plenty of content for new players to enjoy, but accessing the new adventures that veteran players are facing right now will require purchasing the latest expansion. That said, Destiny 2 being free-to-play on Stadia will give new players the opportunity to play the game at length and decide whether or not they like it.

The Stadia Community Blog also notes that Destiny 2: The Collection will be leaving Stadia Pro, also on November 19, 2020. Players who want to snag these expansions should get a subscription to Stadia Pro in the next few days before it goes away. If you're not a Stadia gamer, you can still play Destiny 2 for free (or buy its expansions) via its official website.

What do you think of the Destiny 2 Stadia version finally going free-to-play? What do you think of the game's free-to-play offerings overall? Let us know in the comments below!

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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!

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