Bungie is doing everything it can to hype up Destiny 2 before the release of Curse of Osiris, the online multiplayer shooter’s first expansion. The company’s latest move, as rumored, is the release of a free trial for Destiny 2 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The free trial is planned to go live tomorrow, November 28, alongside the third and final Curse of Osiris livestream and a Q&A from Destiny 2 director Luke Smith.
As for what players can expect to find in Destiny 2‘s free trial, its scope remains a mystery. Bungie has yet to unveil what content will become free for players to try out. However, if the original Destiny‘s free trial can be used as an example, Destiny 2‘s trial will provide the same amount of access as what was available in the game’s open beta.
For those who may have missed Destiny 2‘s open beta, it featured a small selection of content from all of the game’s major content areas. Players could play through the first major campaign mission, the Inverted Spire strike, or participate in Crucible PvP across two different modes. If a new emblem tied to the beta is any indication, the trial may feature a few more story missions than were in the beta.
All progress made while playing the Destiny 2 trial will carry over into the main game if players purchase Destiny 2 later. It’s just too bad the free trial didn’t come out prior to the big holiday Black Friday sales where Destiny 2 was available for as low as $29.99. That said, it appears that Bungie will be permanently dropping Destiny 2‘s price to $39.99, so there’s still a discount to be had.
The free trial, discount, and upcoming Q&A with game director Luke Smith are all part of Bungie’s big lead-up to the launch of Curse of Osiris. The expansion is likely to be Bungie’s big response to recent criticisms of Destiny 2; players will hopefully rediscover their love for the game this December. Fans hoping for Bungie to reinvigorate the community should know what to expect in the next few days.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Curse of Osiris, Destiny 2’s first major expansion, releases on December 5 across all platforms.