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Destiny 2 Free Trial Goes Live Tomorrow on All Platforms

When it was first released, Destiny 2 was met with generally decent reviews (we liked it quite a bit). It became the talk of the town, created waves of hype among the community, and provided hours after hours of shooting thrills – all positive indications of a potentially groundbreaking game.

Then came the inevitable influx of criticism. Some felt that it didn’t live up to the hype, others complained of cheaters. Lately, the experience point system is also a point of contention for players, who are earning lesser cosmetic rewards despite the increasing hours spent on short-term activities.

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All these are reasons sufficient for gamers to hold off buying the game, especially since it isn’t exactly affordable for those with a leaner wallet. Perhaps a free trial may help to change that thought.

Starting from tomorrow, Destiny 2 will be free-to-play on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with sizeable content to boot. The trial follows the player through Earth’s European Dead Zone and Titan, as well as the competitive multiplayer feature, until the level cap of seven. It’s more than generous on Bungie’s part – just these parts can easily allow for at least a few hours of gameplay, after which the game must be purchased for further progress that will be carried over to the full version when bought.

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With the upcoming release of the Curse of the Osiris DLC on 5 December, the time to gather new players is now. Suck them into a free world, hook their interest, and convert them into Destiny 2 minions? Sounds like a plan.

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