According to a press leak, gamers in the United Kingdom who are looking forward to the launch of Destiny 2 will be privy to receive an exclusive sparrow through Virgin Fibre should they be customers of the broadband, digital TV, landline phone, and mobile service from Virgin Media. For those customers, they can use the Athena Victorious sparrow in the science fiction shooter starting on the game’s release date on consoles in September.
As seen in the video below from the YouTuber known as MoreConsole, while official screenshots of Destiny 2‘s Athena Victorious sparrow haven’t been shared by Bungie at this point in time, fans can get a better look at the exclusive vehicle’s design, as well as its red and white color scheme, which are the hues used in Virgin Media’s branding. Those UK fans looking to take advantage of the deal will need to redeem their codes for the sparrow through Virgin Media’s website (virginmedia.com/redeemsparrow) before December 13, 2017.
At this point, it remains to be seen as to whether or not Destiny 2‘s region-specific Virgin Fibre-exclusive Athena Victorious sparrow will go on to become available to Guardians worldwide beyond the three month window of availability to UK customers of the service. Should that eventually be the case, though, it’s safe to presume Virgin will manage to cook up another promotional deal for different areas of the globe in the future to justify further exclusivity.
For those unaware, this is not the only special Destiny 2 promotion being offered to fans, as Bungie has partnered up with Rockstar Energy to dole out in-game gear and XP bonuses to those who buy the drinks and redeem codes made available through the purchases. This is a somewhat similar promotion that the developer has executed in the past, as the original Destiny decided to have a Red Bull tie-in with The Taken King expansion.
Taking all of this into consideration, while Destiny 2 fans who also happen to be Virgin Fibre customers will surely be appreciative of the gesture with the free Athena Victorious sparrow, it’s likely that some Guardians will feel alienated by their inability to receive the vehicle. Of course, only offering the unique mode of transportation to certain users is the whole point of exclusivity, as it is intended to drive more business toward Virgin Fibre.
Destiny 2 is set to release on September 6, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is scheduled to launch on October 24, 2017 for PC.
Source: MoreConsole – YouTube