In a surprising move, Destiny 2 is going to be released on Steam after being a Battle.net exclusive for almost two years.
However, given that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also coming to Steam by the end of the year in its new and improved form, maybe it is not surprising after all.
Making the Switch
If you transition from Battle.net to Steam, what will happen to all of your precious stuff?
It is all coming with you — including your annual pass! That means you won’t lose out on:
- Legendary Shards, Glimmer, Bright Dust
All you have to do is link your Steam and Battle.net accounts, which you can start doing on August 20.
By October 1, you will be ready to start playing Destiny 2 on Steam.
If October 1 rings a bell, it is the same date to which Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep expansion was postponed from its original launch date of September 17.
October 1 will actually mark a trifecta for the popular title:
- The transition to Steam
- Shadowkeep expansion release
- Going free-to-play
Yes, the trend of full-priced games going free-to-play continues!
New Beginnings for Destiny 2
Speaking of new beginnings, the new free-to-play model will also come with a completely different beginning experience called New Light. This means that even the game’s veterans have an incentive to start everything anew on Steam.
Lastly, there is a good reason to believe that combining all the features and moving the date to October 1 is to avoid the clash with Borderlands 3 — which will be released two weeks prior on September 13.
Will you play Destiny 2 on Steam? What do you think of the game’s trifecta on October 1? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Images courtesy of IGDB/Destiny 2 press kit, Twitter/@DestinyTheGame.