With the release of Shadowkeep, Destiny 2 is changing its structure with a free-to-play-version of the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC called New Light. Which begs the question; as a new or returning player, what version should you spend your money on?
October 1 marks not just the release of Shadowkeep, Destiny 2’s new expansion, but also New Light: a free-to-play version of the game with a surprisingly generous amount of content to sink your teeth into. But if you’re deciding which version of the game to buy, you have a number of things to consider. There’s not just Shadowkeep, but also a year of season passes that will introduce new content to the game; these are included with the Deluxe edition, while only the first of the four passes is included with the standard version of Shadowkeep. Or do you need Forsaken, last year’s expansion that is not included in New Light? In the video above, we dive into the many options you have with Destiny 2 beginning today and make some recommendations on which is the best option for you.
If you’re completely new to the game, you might also be wondering whether to play as a Titan, Warlock, or Hunter. We’ve put together a guide on which Destiny 2 class is right for you–they’re all fun in their own right, but they each provide a distinct experience to be aware of before you start investing your time in the game.