The long-awaited Shadowkeep expansion and Free-to-play New Light edition are being pushed back 2 weeks. This means both the new expansion and the F2P model of the game will launch on October 1st instead of a September release. Bungie has announced in a developer blog that they feel an extra delay is necessary to ensure the quality of the launch release. This means that you’ll be waiting a bit longer, but you won’t need to wait long to get prepared. Bungie has confirmed the official sign-up date for account transfers: August 20. Starting the 20th, you’ll sign up to transfer your Battle.net profile to your Steam account and this is one-time only. When Shadowkeep launches in October, Destiny 2 is entirely removed from Battle.net.
This being said, Bungie offered some additional information on what will be going on in Destiny 2 until October 1:
- The World First for the new Raid Garden of Salvation will begin on Saturday, October 5. It’s a weekend Raid race and Contest will be active
- We’re extending Moments of Triumph through September 17 – you’ll have three more weeks to complete this year’s challenges and unlock all of the in-game and Bungie rewards
- We’re going to run an additional Iron Banner the week of September 17 as well
- Cross Save will come online later this Summer, so you’ll have time to sort out your Friend Lists well ahead of Shadowkeep
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is currently available for pre-order on Steam.