Destiny 2 Free Content Detailed, Including “New Light,” Steam Progression, and More

Destiny 2 New Light

Bungie revealed some pretty big news prior to E3 to show in how serious they are about the “new era” of Destiny 2 following the Activision split. Now the studio is taking what they revealed and are giving interested players in a general outline of what free content is on the way, including the drastically changing “New Light” segment.

First and foremost, all Destiny 2 players will automatically be given access to New Light while keeping everything prior to that change. Below are a few other questions that Bungie answered regarding new Destiny 2 details:

Q: What Forsaken and Forsaken Annual Pass content will be included in New Light?
A: Forsaken content available in Destiny 2: New Light includes:
  • Free roam on all destinations
  • Strikes playlists
  • Crucible playlists
  • Gambit and Gambit Prime playlists
  • Select Annual Pass content
Q: What Forsaken and Forsaken Annual Pass content will NOT be included in New Light?
A: Forsaken content available only with purchase includes:
  • The Forsaken campaign
  • Year 2 raids and dungeons
  • Exotic quests
Cross Save
Q: Do players need to repurchase Destiny 2 on each cross save platform separately?
A: No. New Light will be available for free on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation.
  • Cross save will preserve all gear, character, and items across all platforms regardless of entitlements.
  • Expansion ownership (Forsaken, Shadowkeep) is tied to the platform’s store it was purchased on. Players will need to purchase expansions on each platform that they wish to play that expansion content on.
Q: Can players merge different characters, items, or Triumphs from different accounts?
A: Cross save does not feature account, character, or progress merging. Selecting a active account for cross save does not delete or alter the data of any other accounts.
Q: Will Destiny 2 support cross-play matchmaking between different platforms?
A: Each platform will have its own matchmaking pool.
Steam PC
Q: Which Destiny 2 purchases and entitlements transfer over from to Steam?
A: The PC migration from to Steam will include a one-time transfer of ALL ownership rights that a player already owns (expansions, Silver, account, Seasons, etc.).
Q: Can players pre-order Shadowkeep on Steam right now and migrate their account later?
A: Yes. Players may purchase Destiny 2: Shadowkeep from Steam’s product page now, and migrate their account at a later date.
Q: Can players pre-order Google Stadia Founder’s Edition right now, and setup cross save for their account at a later date?
A: Yes. Players may purchase Stadia Founder’s Edition from Google’s product page now, and enable cross save on their account at a later date.
Q: Will Stadia feature cross play with Steam or other platforms?
A: Stadia is its own ecosystem, just like current existing platforms. Stadia players will only be able to play with other Stadia players.
Bungie is definitely proving that they aren’t messing around when it comes to putting Destiny 2 back into the hands of players. Check it out yourself before Shadowkeep arrives on September 17th for Google Stadia, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.


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