Destiny 2 users who have pre-ordered next year's expansion The Final Shape have begun demanding refunds as a way to voice their distaste at the round of layoffs that hit Bungie on Monday. Spotted by The Game Post, threads on Reddit are being posted to remind fans they can get their money back across Steam, the PS Store, and the Xbox Store. This has resulted in posts with thousands of upvotes and fans sharing how easy it is to request a refund on each storefront.
Many players have already shared evidence of a successful refund on social media, which sees up to $100 returned to their account having pre-ordered the base DLC along with its season pass and any bonus content. The Reddit post which sparked the refunds argues they're entitled to a refund because their expectations of The Final Shape won't be met on release day — which now seems to have been pushed back four months.
Twitter user @JackieDaggers explained she can't "in good conscience give a company that screws people over this hard my money" while @GatlinBrown3 said they can't "keep supporting a company I don't agree with anymore". Many other fans suggest they're considering requesting a refund following the layoffs that saw nearly 100 employees lose their job at Bungie this week.
Player sentiment and interest in Destiny 2 is said to be at an "all-time low" following the latest DLC Lightfall and the seasons of content that followed it, meaning a round of refunds from fans will only reveal their disappointment in the product further. The company is projected to miss its revenue targets by 45 per cent as Bungie's other game Marathon is internally delayed to 2025. Cancelling a PS Store pre-order can be done by speaking to a representative on the PlayStation support website.