Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass and xCloud, Beyond Light gets reveal trailer

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Reveal Trailer
Destiny 2 Beyond Light Reveal Trailer (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • Destiny 2 announced the Beyond Light expansion at the Xbox Games Showcase.
  • Lots of exciting footage was shown for the new expansion, but new information was revealed as well.
  • Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass and therefore Project xCloud later on.
  • The Beyond Light expansion is coming November 10, 2020.

Bungie joined the Xbox Games Showcase to show off the upcoming expansion for Beyond Light, which will add further content to Bungie's constantly growing MMO shooter. The reveal trailer is intense, showing brief flashes of the familiar gameplay we all know and love, as well as hints to what the Beyond Light expansion will entail.

Beyond Light will come November 10, 2020, and you can pre-order the game in different bundles from Bungie's website. The expansion will also support Xbox's Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X.

Even more interesting, however, was Bungie's announcement after the trailer revealing that Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass, an exciting development that will hopefully see even more players trying out the game for the first time. The game will also be available through Microsoft's Project xCloud, which is no surprise, since the game was available through Project xCloud's beta program.

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  • Isn't destiny 2 already free? Why would people choose to pay for a free game? Or is Beyond Light coming to Game Pass?
  • According to the video, all expansion passes will become available in September for Destiny 2 on Game Pass and on November 10, Beyond Light will become available for Game Pass members. So the appeal if for all the added DLC content that will be unlocked for free via Game Pass. I might actually get back into playing Destiny because of it, I fell out of favour playing Destiny after having to buy countless expansion passes that felt half-assed.
  • I'm not sure that Beyond light is coming to game pass too... I think just the previous two expansions, Forsaken and Shadowkeep... Also bare in mind that season passes won't be included and they are needed for some of the content. I think with those two expansions included though it's good news, I did enjoy them both... Though with a lot of the original content being vaulted, it begs the question of what will actually be left for the FTP version of the game.