The game will now be fully-playable on PC for free via Battle.net until November 18.
Destiny 2 launched on Xbox and PS4 on September 6th of a year ago, followed by its PC launch through Battle.net on October 24th. Destiny 2 is also out on PS4 and Xbox One.
"As Destiny fans, we were excited to learn that the sequel was coming to PC", said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment at the time. You can redeem the Destiny 2 PC free download right here.
The rather extraordinary giveaway was announced just now, ahead of BlizzCon 2018's opening ceremony, by Steve Cotton, Destiny 2 game director at developer Bungie.
If you're a bit late to the party and haven't given Bungie's latest multiplayer shooter a shot yet, you're in luck; so long as you're a PC gamer. Bungie should see an influx of players that potentially turn into long-term payers via in-game microtransactions and/or Forsaken DLC purchases (especially once people realize they're locked out of specific activities for not having the expansions). While its pay-to-win micro-transactions have been removed since launch, it's still tough to recommend due to this odd decision of requiring a purchase of the last two expansions to access this one.