Destiny 2 was revealed as the first free Stadia Pro game ahead of the launch of Stadia in November 2019. After a full year of being available to claim, in a little over a week, Destiny 2 is set to leave Stadia Pro.
Destiny 2 is one of the unusual games available at Stadia from a business point of view. Destiny 2 is currently a free-to-play game on all other platforms, with optional paid expansions. For the time being, though, Stadia may not support free-to-play games explicitly, likely because there needs to be a way to cover the server costs.
To handle this, Stadia Pro members had access to Destiny 2: The Collection, a bundle of the free base game and its first two DLCs, while “base” Stadia players had to purchase one of the two DLCs to unlock the game.
As announced today on the Stadia Community Blog, starting on November 19, the one-year anniversary of Stadia ‘s launch, Destiny 2: The Set will no longer be eligible to claim for Stadia Pro members. Until then, you can assert Destiny 2: The Set as normal, and the game and DLC will continue to be available to play as long as you have a Stadia Pro subscription.
Today’s announcement coincides with the release of the next DLC of Destiny 2 and the content of Destiny 2: Beyond Light next year, adding Europa as a playable area, but also removing a number of original worlds like Titan and Io from Destiny 2.