Free trial for Destiny 2 available for all platforms today

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Here’s some good news for anybody that has been toying with the idea of playing Destiny 2: the game is getting a free trial.

Starting today, gamers on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One will be able to download and play Destiny 2 for free – albeit in a limited fashion.

How limited, exactly?

Players will only be given access to two locations – European Dead Zone (EDZ) and Titan which are rather small but this is a free trial for a triple A game so we aren’t going to complain. Players will also be able to access the Farm.

Players will also be able to get a taste of the game’s multiplayer action in the Crucible, but will only have access to the Quickplay playlist.

This being a limited trial you will only be able to reach a maximum level of seven but you will be able to carry over any progress you make should you decide to buy the game.

If you do need a bit of help deciding whether Destiny 2 is the game for you take a look at our full review and my diary series that detailed my journey to level 20.

Destiny 2 is a rather fun game and I find myself going back to it more than once a week to complete missions and grind for gear. Hopefully, this free trial will convince some of my friends to check it out.

Update 1:

We checked the Blizzard App for any mention of the free trial, and found none.

On further investigation, we received this clarification from Activision:

  • Destiny 2 Trial Page:
  • Trial players will be able to play through all of the story content for two of the Destiny 2 destinations, European Dead Zone and Titan, and the Farm social space.
  • Players will have access to campaign missions and adventures for those destinations, and access to compete in the Quickplay Crucible playlist, enabling them to progress to level 7.
  • Trial players will also be able to join Clans, earn Clan XP, and complete available activities as part of a fireteam.
  • If players choose to purchase Destiny 2, their progress will carry over.
  • The trial has no end date.

We hope this clears up any confusion for players looking to take advantage of the offer.

Update 2:

As of 12:30pm on the 28th of November, the trial isn’t live – the URL above took us to a page punting it, but when we clicked on the platform we wish to try it on (PC), we were redirected to the Blizzard/Destiny 2 store page, where we can only buy the game.

We’ve reached out to the local disti for comment.

Update 3: 

By “today”, apparently Activision-Blizzard meant “7pm CET”, which is 8pm South African time. This is the latest info we have received from their local representatives; looks like you’ll just have to wait until later tonight for the trial to go live.


Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.


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