Bungie in Hot Water Again for Destiny 2

We must be living through the strangest timeline for video game fans. Stalwart companies like Bungie and franchises like Star Wars are embattled by controversy due to negligent corporate decisions. While EA desperately works to repair their relationship with fans, Bungie is also once again on the apology tour. This time their apologies are for locking content behind an arbitrary paywall for their new FPS-MMO Destiny 2. Needless to say, fans aren’t happy and Bungie didn’t want to wait long before getting on the microphone to say sorry.

When fans found out that high-level content was hidden behind Destiny 2’s newest expansion, they were rightfully angry and protests began almost immediately. Bungie didn’t let the anger stew for long, learning from their most recent mistake in relation to hidden XP capping. Bungie released a statement through their development team saying, “With Curse of Osiris (the expansion) now live, it’s clear that we’ve made some mistakes with how we have handled content access.” Bungie’s quickness to the apology microphone should signal that there will be reparations in the short term, but there really is no guarantee of that.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris hit the market just six days ago and the studio was quickly under fire. The big reason that people were furious was that the expansion ended up gating content that had been accessible before. Giving high-level content to players and then taking it away as soon as an expansion pack was for sale was rightfully considered something of a jerk move.

Free Trial of Destiny 2 Now Available

You can now try out the extremely popular online first-person shooter “Destiny 2” for free thanks to a trial version of the game that was released yesterday by the game’s creators. The free trial is currently available to download on the PS4, Xbox One or PC.


Everyone that downloads the “Destiny 2” trial will get the chance to play the first two campaign missions. You will also be able to play the award-winning competitive multiplayer mode. While you will only be able to access the multiplayer through quickplay, that still gives you a chance to explore several of the game’s beautiful planets with your friends.


Unlike most free trials, there is absolutely no time limit for the new trial of “Destiny 2.” You will be allowed to play multiplayer matches until your character reaches level 7. While the length of time to reach this limit will ultimately be determined based on your overall skill at the game, everyone should be able to get several hours of fun social gaming out of the free “Destiny 2” trial.


A free chance to play one of the biggest games of the year is the perfect way to determine if you want to join the “Destiny” community. The newly released sequel has greatly improved nearly every aspect of the original game, so this is a great way to give the franchise another try. All of your online character and campaign progress in the free trial will transfer over if you purchase the complete game in the future.

Destiny 2 Breaks Precedent With PC Version Announced

Breaking the console-only precedent set by the original Destiny for PlayStation 3, PlayStation4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Bungie announced a PC version of its highly-anticipated sequel, Destiny 2.


The original Destiny missing the PC platform was widely seen as something of a head-scratcher, given Bungie’s cross-generational release plan. The Massively Multiplayer Online/First-Person Shooter (MMOFPS) hybrid is known for being the first major brush with the MMO gameplay loop for many console gamers, which compounded the surprise to PC gamers who expected such a natural fit for the platform to arrive eventually.


Destiny 2 on PC will release in five editions ranging from the standard digital edition with just the base game, to the physical Limited Edition that includes: two expansions, a Limited Edition SteelBook case, a Collector’s Box, and three exclusive pieces of premium digital content.


Halo/Destiny veterans Bungie premiered their latest with an unexpectedly silly trailer, which likely focuses on moments of levity as a riposte to the lukewarm response from gamers to the deathly serious tone of the original game.


Those who pre-order Destiny 2 will gain access to a beta period, guaranteed before launch. Bungie promises to announce the dates for this early access soon. With the story reveal trailer in the bag, there will be a gameplay reveal in May, and the final run of information just before Destiny 2‘s launch in September.


Cross-play between platforms is not confirmed. While this is possible for a handful of active games like Killer Instinct, Rocket League, and Street Fighter V, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users have yet to receive a game that allows play between the two systems. Additionally, the first-person nature of the game means mouse and keyboard users on the PC may have an unfair advantage over controller users on consoles, so cross-play between PC and just one of the two major console services is unlikely.


While the original game never did make the jump to PC, the upcoming Destiny 2 releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on September 8th, 2017.