-5

I expected the game to have a limited trial version like the other paid Blizzard games* (barring Overwatch) Diablo III, World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 (before switching to free-to-play). Installation option was missing in the Battle.net client, but I assumed that this is a bug as so was reported on the forum. I had to use an alternative method to install the game. I get SAXOPHONE error code briefly after launching.

*Activision, the publisher of Destiny 2, is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard

Is there a permanent trial of Destiny 2 or has the game only been playable during special events such as "free weekends"?

3
2

Bungie has announced a free-to-play version of Destiny 2:

Destiny 2: New Light launches October 1, 2019 and is free to play on every supported platform.

2

There was a free trial weekend, there is not (as of this answer) a permanent free trial.

The SAXOPHONE error help page on Bungie.net (That you linked to) makes this very clear.

Players do not own Destiny 2, but have it installed from a Free Trial weekend and are attempting to launch outside of a promotional window.


On top of that, Activision and Blizzard Entertainment are still separately run Business Units underneath the wider Activision Blizzard entity. Calling Destiny 2 a "Blizzard" game, is not technically correct as Blizzard Entertainment (the game development company), had nothing to do with the development of Destiny 2, besides allowing Activision to use their Battle.Net content delivery platform.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.