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Bungie delays Destiny 2’s free-to-play release to October

Bungie delays Destiny 2’s free-to-play release to October

Bungie has pushed back the release date for upcoming Destiny 2 expansions New Light and Shadowkeep.

Initially scheduled for release on September 17th, they will now launch on October 1st.

New Light is a free-to-play version of Destiny 2 that will give players access to all planets in the game, including locations from the Forsaken expansion, for free. Strikes, Crucible and the Red War campaign will also be accessible to players.

Gaining independence

It isn't the first time that the company has delayed content for the game. Previously Bungie stated that it wants its staff to maintain a good work-life balance, meaning patches and updates aren’t released so frequently.

"Being independent means that the future of Destiny 2 is entirely on our team," read a new update from Bungie.

"It also means that we're agile enough to choose to do what's best for the game and our players, even if it's the hard choice."

Bungie took back the publishing rights to Destiny from Activision in January after eight years of working together on the IP.


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