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[PC] Free: Destiny 2 @ Blizzard / Battle.Net

  • Woke up to this as I launched my Battle.net
  • So if you haven't got it - download and install Battle.net / Blizzard App
  • It'll be listed under the gift tab at the top.
  • Click Claim
  • Chews 80GB of hard drive space (now where's that SSD deal when I need it)

Bungie and Activision have announced that the full Destiny 2 base game for PC is now a free gift for all new players on Blizzard Battle.net. For the first two weeks of November, anyone who does not already own the PC game will have the opportunity to claim it as a gift through their Battle.net account.

Destiny 2 will be free to claim and download from November 2–18, 2018. New Battle.net accounts created after 19:00 CET on November 2, 2018, will need to enable Blizzard SMS Protect before claiming their free copy. Destiny 2 PC is redeemable from the Battle.net gift page.

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    • +48

      "I paid for something and now it's free, therefore I deserve something extra at the expense of another to compensate me for my earlier purchase"

      • +2

        who said our education system doesn’t support creative thinking and problem solving….

      • +3

        To be fair, this isn't a bad mentality when the base game was practically a beta.

      • I cant see why anyone would be annoyed that they paod for something that is free so they can sell more dlc.

      • -1

        It's all about me. What I do get out of this. Me me me. Go go go. Mine mine mine.

        The me generation, care factor zero, selfishness skyrocketing

  • May be worthwhile mentioning in the deal description that "SMS Protect" is required to be enabled on new/existing battle.net accounts to be able to claim/download this game.

    So you're not only giving Blizzard an email address, they'll also have a mobile number as well to potentially send spam to

    • -1

      I love the block feature on my phone :0)

      • +5

        phone numbers are more so they can use them to calculate how many accounts people have , easy to create a new email, costs money for a new SIM, facebook started to do it en-mass as people had lots of accounts with different names and dates of birth , now they use phone number to data match …..

        same with lots of companies now as email accounts are easy and free.

    • +1

      Thanks for letting me know, potential spam is not my concern, giving away private data however is.

    • +4

      It's only accounts made after 2/11/2018 that require "SMS Protect". Just added it with an old account!

    • +2

      While it's always a risk because of hacking or sloppy server configurations Blizzard is very unlikely to start SMS spamming you.

    • A valid concern. Stopped using twitter because they tried to force me to throw on my phone number. Screw giving them that.

    • +1

      Blizz prank me at 5.30am

  • +28

    Damn their player base must of decline rapidly to pull something like this.

    • Was thinking that as well!

    • +4

      There were 1 million players active yesterday in PvE.

      It's not trying to save a dying game, but convince more people to buy their new DLC. The newest expansion, Forsaken, is actually pretty good.

      • +1

        Forsaken has been a really good expansion from what I played through so far. I think if you were a new player and had fun with the base free game then it's a no brainer. Especially since it comes with the lesser DLCs for Osiris and Warmind now too if you didn't have them. The Osiris content isn't great but Warmind is pretty cool and it's good to have those extra zones unlocked.

      • -1

        Funny that Forsaken is what turned me off the game. It pretty much screwed casual players andmade so many mobs tanky as.

        I just dont enjoy games where you need to spend 2-3 ammo clips just kill 1 enemy especially when youre facing hoards at a time.

        • -1

          Don't think we're playing the same game. Trash mobs are still trash mobs, and other mobs haven't had any changes made. It's likely just your light level or the weapons you're using, or the mob is a high leveled Major or Elite.

          • @Nason: The difference is probably from the yoyoing stats and pve growth over the last 12 months.

            Strikes were still fun. But i never got the new ones in the playlist even though i'd bought the DLC.

            • @IronOrchard: yoyo-ing stats and pve growth? You don't know what you're talking about do you because none of that happened.

        • +2

          Casual players and their casual requests are what almost killed the game.

        • +1

          Destiny 1 was not a casual game and they screwed it up by making the 2 for young kids, taking it back to how it was is what was needed.

          A leaker by name of AnonTheNine on reddit (who is pretty credible but take that pinch of salt) shared this info that was captured by someone and confirmed by the dude himself "According to u/AnonTheNine, a leaker with a very good track record, Bungie just started development of D3 and it will have Guardians using the Darkness, PvEvP patrol zones, and Europa as a patrol zone. The fact that they started D3 development now is good, it means they have all the feedback from now and can design the game according to community feedback. They are really going "Balls out with the RPG stuff" as per what he's saying."

    • On PC maybe.

    • Nah, the opposite. Recouping the loss, showing people it's better then launch and trying to get them to buy Forsaken.

  • +2

    It's a trap! It has a great single player campaign so worth it hits for that….but…they are hoping people stick around to buy the DLC which is essential if you want to keep playing.

    • As someone who played the game at launch and came back for the Forsaken DLC I wouldn't really say it is a trap in a negative way.

      The single player content for the latest DLC is quite lengthy and I got a good month or so from it as a solo player who played a fair amount each day.

      As has been the case in D1 and D2, the ultimate end game is a grind for the perfect rolls on gear and people should be aware of that before purchasing the game or any DLC.

    • Depends on how end game is in d2 base nowadays. But pretty accurate way to describe it.

      Though to be fair, Forsaken is worth the money if you can look paste the atrocious stuff of the paste.

  • Warning! last time I played this game you can lose items acquired through vendor if you dont have space available to pick it up. The game didnt allow you to make space for it and then add it to inventory. Utterly ridiculous. Dont know if this was patched but its a deal breaker.

    • +3

      It is a free game though haha.

    • +4

      Items you can't hold in inventory get sent to the postmaster ingame, you can pick them up later.

      • Theres an inventory limit and because all the different color packs consume inventory space and you can get 5 per mission you'll eventually be spending 20 minutes per day just having to delete color palletes in your inventory so new weapons you gain dont get deleted from a full inventory.

        • The vault has plenty of space now, if you still run out of space it’s your own fault.

        • Firstly, the shaders or colour palates have their own space, it doesn't get shared with guns or armour. Secondly you can sell packs of five shaders to the cryptarch now at a time, so you get rid of them pretty fast.

          Also if you are using the postmaster as extra inventory space rather than to get items u forgot to pick upz you are playing the game wrong.

          • @RI4V4N: Is the shader storage still limited to 50?

            I had hboth my inventory and post master chock full of nothing but shaders.

            • @IronOrchard: Don't know the exact number but you can sell ur crap ones to the cryptarch in bulk now. Much faster than deleting them one by one lol.

            • @IronOrchard: I don't think people both deleting the shaders, you just chuck them into your vault.

              Agree that they are a complete waste of space and only reason for their mechanic is to push sales…

  • +22

    Claim via website (courtesy of Reddit) here:


    • +1

      thanks. had to claim through the website, as connection issues to the battle.net app

    • Legend thanks for the link. Just claimed using my phone :)

  • +2

    Worth noting this is temporary for Blizzcon, it wraps up in a couple weeks.

    • +15

      Just to clarify this, it's temporary to claim (ends November 18), but it's permanently owned once you do claim it.

      • +3

        Yeah, sorry was not clear on that, cheers for clearing it up :)

  • +1

    Yoink. Thanks!

  • -1

    When I go to https://us.account.blizzard.com/gifts/
    nothing comes up.
    Do I have to install the Blizzard app?

    • +1

      It does actually state up there at the top: "download and install Battle.net"

    • I was able to go to the online website and claim under the my gifts tab so I'm not sure why it's not coming up for you..

    • Same problem here. Went through all the steps, but my "gifts" page is blank.

      I had to install & run the battle.net app (and log-in with my new account details). Then when you go to the Destiny 2 tab, it gives you an install option

  • +3

    FYI: You can redeem the gift on a Mac but it's only PC compatible, so it doesn't show on the games list.

    • thanks for the confirmation, I couldn't find it. Took a restart after my first install / login

  • Ty

  • +5

    If my PC wasn't made of hardware from the late medieval period i'd be more than happy to grab this

    • +2

      If it's antique made by a well known medieval tradesman, you might sell it, buy top of the range and still have money left over.

    • +5

      Wow your pc is 2 years old already?

    • I think I read it runs pretty well on low end hardware.

      • There's low end hardware, and then there's a Radeon 5850..

        • Should still work. My mate runs it on a non-gaming Lenovo laptop on the lowest settings.

    • Give it a shot. Apparently the game's relatively friendly to bad hardware.

      I mean, probably won't go well, but it might go :shrug:

      *Assuming you have the internet to download. Regardless, claim it for the sake of a freebie.

  • -2

    80gb download to install….kids these days….

    • +8

      It's not the kids's fault the country has shit internet.

    • I remember one of the Diablo or Starcraft games coming as a 3 CD set in order to fit the whole game. This game would require 115 CDs!

      • 80GB would be ~56889 1.4MB floppy disks (not including overheads). (80*1024/1.44)

      • +3

        Diablo II. Install Disc, Game Disc, Play Disc. You had to insert Disc 3 every time you wanted to play it.

        Windows 98 also shipped on 39 floppy disks.

  • Thank you OP.

  • -2

    Oh bought from CDKey awhile back what will I get now?

    • Well your first mistake is expecting some sort of compensation for buying the game earlier. You bought the game for a reason back then, you're not entitled for free stuff when something goes on sale later, no matter what the item is.

      However, you do get some in game rewards, which probably won't be enough to satisfy you.

      Bungie is also rewarding existing owners of Destiny 2 PC. Those who already purchased the game on Battle.net will be eligible to receive an exclusive gift of their own: a special in-game emblem marking the game’s anniversary that will be available in December.

  • +1

    Has Activision broken up with Steam?

    • No they just bought Blizzard last time they were down at the milk bar

      • Are their games still available on Steam or blizzard launcher only?

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