Destiny 2 preloading live on Steam ahead of transition, Shadowkeep expansion

Destiny 2 is going to have a big next couple of weeks as the game transitions from Battle.net to Steam, goes free-to-play, and sees the release of the Shadowkeep expansion.

To make the transition a little easier, Bungie announced today that pre-loading is now available on Steam. This should help ease pressure on their servers and frustration among fans looking to get in on all of the action.

Bungie says that servers will go dark for 24 hours on September 30 to allow for maintenance in preparation for the transition to Steam and the expansion’s launch.

As we previously reported, Destiny 2 is moving to Steam and will no longer be playable on Battle.net. If you haven’t already started the process of transitioning, you should get on that if you want to ensure that your character and progress carry over to Steam. Bungie is only giving players until the end of the month.

Also launching the same day as the transition are Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Destiny 2: New Light. Shadowkeep is the latest expansion from Bungie, while New Light is a free-to-play repackaging of Destiny 2. The expansions, including Shadowkeep, will still cost players money.

Even though we are a week away from the expansion’s launch, Bungie also released a new trailer highlighting what’s new in the expansion. There’s a new raid, Garden of Salvation, which goes live on October 5. There will also be new quests, armor, weapons, a dungeon, and cooperative strikes.

Not sure where to start? Read up on some of Destiny 2‘s best bows.

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