Destiny Players to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Destiny players stuck on PS3, or Xbox 360 systems will be happy to hear that buying the last-gen version of the game comes with a free next-gen upgrade.

Published: September 5, 2014 6:31 PM /



It will be comforting for many fans hanging out for the new next-gen monster Destiny to know that as of the 5th of September any purchase of it for the last generation of consoles, be it Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 is totally free. That's right. I'll say it again. Currently, if you are unable to afford one of the next generations of consoles, you can still get Destiny for your current console and at a later date upgrade to the new next-generation version, absolutely free.

Destiny and the Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Bungie has stated on their website that you can "Buy Last-Gen Get Next-Gen Free*. This is a good offer if you, like me, can not afford one of the new consoles but are so close to the last few hundred or so dollars you need to get it. It is also worth stating that the asterisk after "free" does seem to contain some caveats, as this deal appears to be for a limited time, sadly. "For a limited time, when you buy last-gen digital Destiny content, get the next-gen digital version for Free". This is what it states on Bungie's Destiny website currently.

The website also contains a handy guide at the bottom of it to answer any frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding how and where to locate the said free upgrade, as well as stating the buyer's game status, guardians, and also their gear will carry over whether they upgrade now or not. Gamers can rest easy knowing that when it comes time for them to have access to the next generation version of Destiny, all their progress will be saved within the console family. This means anyone who buys it on Playstation 3 can later upgrade to the brand new PlayStation 4 and still have it keep track of all their achievements in-game.

Time Limit? 

The same applies to the 360 version upgrading to Xbox One. It does not, however, allow one to go cross-platform, upgrading to the free content from one brand to another, so be sure of which brand you want Destiny on. You can't change your mind later. It seems this once-in-a-lifetime offer is only valid until January 2015, and one thing is certain. Destiny looks set to be a hell of a title, and I would advise anyone looking forward to this science-fiction epic landing via drop-ship to secure their purchase asap.


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