Destiny 2 is going free to play this September, to be called Destiny 2: New Light, will be available on Steam

It appears that Engadget has spoiled Activision’s surprise regarding Destiny 2. While the publisher will hold a Destiny 2 stream at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern, Engadget leaked that the base game will go free to play this September, will be renamed to Destiny 2: New Light, and it will be also coming to Steam.

Going into more details, Destiny 2: New Light will feature all year one content, including “foundational modes, activities and rewards.” What’s also interesting here is that going forward, no more content will be made exclusive to one platform over others (meaning that all platforms will have the same access to all content at the same time). In addition, cross-save will be added for Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.

And if that wasn’t enough, Activision announced that it will be moving Destiny 2: New Light from Battle.net to Steam. Existing players willbe able to migrate all characters and purchases over to the Steam version once this happens.

I’m certain that this will please a lot of Destiny 2 PC fans who wanted to at least try the game. A free to play version of it on Steam is basically what most of them would have hoped and it is coming on September 17th.