Bungie is preparing for the launch of Destiny 2's Shadowkeep expansion in a major way. Shadowkeep is meant to be a transformative moment for the Destiny franchise as Bungie positions itself for an independent future. Part of that involves the launch of Destiny 2 New Light, a free-to-play version of the game. Bungie's now ready to talk about another part of preparing for Shadowkeep, which is bringing current Destiny 2 players up to date on content for cheap or for free.
In a post to Twitter, the official Bungie account confirmed that it will soon be offering the Forsaken Complete Collection for a reduced price. And for Destiny 2 players who currently own Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion, the Forsaken Annual Pass will be given away to players for free. In this way, Destiny 2 players can easily prepare for the upcoming launch of Shadowkeep with relatively little expense.
The Destiny 2 Forsaken Complete Collection is the fastest way for interested players to catch up on content. The Forsaken Complete Collection includes the Destiny 2 base game, both Year 1 expansions, the Forsaken expansion, as well as the Forsaken Annual Pass. That's all current Destiny 2 content. Bungie's current pricing for the Destiny 2 Forsaken Complete Collection is $25 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It'll likely be the same price on PC once it becomes available on Steam starting October 1.
Then Bungie is making the Forsaken Season Pass free for Forsaken owners. There are likely quite a few reasons for this. Part of it is because Bungie wants all players to be on the same page at Forsaken's launch and buying a digital Season Pass would hold a lot of players back. Another part is so that the PC version of Destiny 2's transition from Battle.net to Steam doesn't get complicated with a Season's worth of digital ownership issues. Destiny 2 purchases have already been removed from the Battle.net storefront.
The reasons for why Bungie's making these decisions pales compared to the reason why it matters to Destiny 2 players. For players, it means that getting ready for Shadowkeep has never been easier or cheaper. If one owns Forsaken, they're already set. If they don't own Forsaken, the Forsaken Complete Collection costs $25. Shadowkeep will cost an additional $35 base or $60 for the Deluxe Edition that includes the next year's Seasonal content. And if all of that sounds too expensive, starting October Destiny 2 New Light will be free to play.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Shadowkeep releases October 1.