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Destiny 2 opens free access to past expansions until The Final Shape



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Honestly, I never thought I’d say this on the cusp of a new expansion launching and ending a saga, but there’s never been a better time to get into Destiny 2. Alongside the new Onslaught activity, easily farmable and powerful Brave weapons, and load of freebies on the table, Bungie has announced that three expansions would enter a free access period until The Final Shape releases.

While Bungie has been making commendable efforts to mend community relations and enhance Destiny 2’s accessibility, the game’s paywall has often deterred new and returning players. However, with the current Open Access period, players can explore a substantial amount of the game without paying a dime.

What expansions did Bungie make free?

Bungie has made the ShadowkeepBeyond Light, and The Witch Queen expansions available for all players until June 3. While PlayStation Plus subscribers also get Lightfall as a bonus, other players can still access all seasonal content from Lightfall until it leaves the game on the same date. 

One important note is that this Open Access period does not include the Dungeon Key for The Witch Queen expansion or the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack. As such, that content will still have to be purchased if players are keen on partaking in it.

Everything included in the Destiny 2 Open Access

Destiny 2 character
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  • Shadowkeep campaign
  • Beyond Light campaign
  • The Witch Queen campaign


  • Garden of Salvation Raid (Moon)
  • Deep Stone Crypt Raid (Europa)
  • Vow of the Disciple Raid (Savathûn’s Throne World)


  • Pit of Heresy Dungeon (Moon)
A group of three Destiny 2 players
Image via Bungie


  • The Scarlet Keep Strike (Moon)
  • The Glassway Strike (Europa)
  • The Lightblade Strike (Savathûn’s Throne World)
  • Birthplace of the Vile Strike (Savathûn’s Throne World)

Unique Activities

  • Nightmare Hunts (Moon)
  • Empire Hunts (Europa)
  • Bray Simulations (Europa)
  • Preservation (Savathûn’s Throne World)
  • The Wellspring (Savathûn’s Throne World)
  • Altars of Reflection (Savathûn’s Throne World)


Destiny 2 subclasses and their unique designs
Image via Bungie

Weapon crafting

  • The Enclave (Savathûn’s Throne World)

Exotic weapons

  • Xenophage (Shadowkeep)
  • Deathbringer (Shadowkeep)
  • Divinity (Shadowkeep)
  • No Time to Explain (Beyond Light)
  • Cloudstrike (Beyond Light)
  • The Lament (Beyond Light)
  • Salvation’s Grip (Beyond Light)
  • Eyes of Tomorrow (Beyond Light)
  • Parasite (The Witch Queen)
  • Collective Obligation (The Witch Queen)
  • Osteo Striga (The Witch Queen)
  • Edge of Concurrence (The Witch Queen)
  • Edge of Action (The Witch Queen)
  • Edge of Intent (The Witch Queen)

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