Destiny 2 goes free-to-play on PlayStation 4 from 1st October, and while we had a good idea of what new players would have access to without paying a penny, seeing it all laid out in typical Bungie fashion is really something to behold. You're getting access to a mammoth amount of content from the base game, its first year of support, and activities that veteran players are grinding right now.
Destiny 2: New Light will give you free access to the original Red War campaign, the two year 1 expansions in Curse of Osiris and Warmind, and the new activities that came about as a result of the year 2 Annual Pass. Those being the Black Armory Forges, Gambit Prime, The Menagerie, and Reckoning, but also included is every single year 1 Nightfall Strike and the Leviathan raid. We assume this will also include the two Raid Lairs that released as part of the two aforementioned year 1 expansions.
Going forward, New Light users will gain access to every in-game event including Iron Banner, Festival of the Lost, The Dawning, and Crimson Days. There's more where that came from, but players who don't spend a penny can also compete in every Crucible playlist on offer, unlock year 1 exotic weapons and armour, and take part in every year 1 Strike.
It's an impressive amount of content to gain access to without having to whip your wallet out, and combined with Bungie's commitment to supporting the free-to-play version with the same free events that Destiny 2: Shadowkeep players can access, we're sure this option will bring in a lot of new players. Don't forget that Destiny 2: New Light does not include the Forsaken expansion, although you don't need to own it in order to upgrade to the paid version of the game further down the line.
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