What you need to know
- Destiny 2 is a supremely popular game from Bungie, and enjoys a large fanbase of dedicated players.
- In a big move, Destiny 2 and both of its current expansions, Forsaken and Shadowkeep, are coming to Xbox Game Pass.
- Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download and play Destiny 2 right now at no additional cost.
- The next expansion, Beyond Light, will also come to Xbox Game Pass day one on November 10, 2020.
The day has finally come: Destiny 2 is officially available through Xbox Game Pass starting today, meaning players can jump into Bungie's epic adventure at no additional cost using their subscription. Destiny 2 with its Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansions are only available on Xbox Game Pass for consoles, not PC, but this is still a big win for Microsoft as Destiny 2 continues to attract a ton of players over time.
Xbox Game Pass includes more than just the base game, and will also net you both of Destiny 2's current expansions as well. However, this does not include the Season Passes for the expansions, so keep this in mind if you're wanting to go all-in with Destiny 2.
Destiny 2's next expansion, Beyond Light, is also coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches on November 10, 2020, making it a day-one launch title for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Beyond Light will bring 4K and 60fps support to the Xbox Series X, and the game will support Smart Delivery, meaning you'll always be playing the best version of the game for the Xbox you're playing on. If you're interested in grabbing and Xbox Series X or S so you're ready for Beyond Light when it launches, pre-orders are available starting now.
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