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Destiny 2 Pre-Orders: Which Edition Should You Buy?

If you want all the best trinkets and extras to go with Destiny 2, don’t wait to place Destiny 2 pre-orders. They could quickly run out.

Destiny 2 is the follow-up to the much-loved and highly anticipated Destiny online role-playing game that made its debut back in 2014. The first game went on to sell millions of copies and still tops activity charts on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Destiny 2 pre-orders have arrived ahead of the game’s 2017 launch.

Destiny 2 pre-orders are important because lead developer Bungie and publisher Activision are requiring them to get an early look at the game. Additionally, there are figurines and trinkets that’ll go on sale when the game does that may soon run out. Either gamers place Destiny 2 pre-orders now or risk missing out on the cool things that these enhanced versions offer.

Read: Destiny 2 Release Date, Features & Details

Here are the details you need to navigate the maze that is Destiny 2 pre-orders.

Destiny 2 Pre-Orders: Release Date & Platforms

The Destiny 2 release date is Friday, September 8th, 2017 worldwide. New video games usually arrive on Tuesday in North America and Friday internationally. That’s not the case with Destiny 2. Everyone will get the online role-playing game at the same time.

And by everyone, Activision and Bungie mean everyone. The two shocked people when they revealed gamers would need an Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 or PS3 to enjoy the original title. It never came to PC. Destiny 2 is coming to PCs running Windows, addressing complaints and opening up the franchise to another huge community.

There’s bad news, though. The Xbox 360 and PS3 won’t get versions of the game at all. Instead, gamers will need to upgrade to the Xbox One and PS4 for access. It’s not a shocking development, many other developers and publishers have moved on too.

Destiny 2 Pre-Orders: The Different Editions

A sequel as anticipated as Destiny 2 is bound to have lots of options. Budget-minded gamers are going to go for the cheapest edition they can, but anyone that enjoyed the first title will find themselves tempted by the extensive list of Destiny 2 pre-orders options available.

Destiny 2 Standard Edition

Destiny 2 Standard Edition gets users just a copy of the game, whether it be in disc or digital form. Like all standard games, it costs $59.99. It’s available at GameStop and Best Buy.

Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition

The Destiny 2 digital Deluxe edition gets gamers access to both of the expansion packs that’ll launch for the game after release. Bungie is promising “new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor and gear.”

Buyers of this version get three extras besides the game and pass, a Legendary Sword, Legendary Player Emote and the Cabal Themed Emblem. Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe is only available for Xbox One and PS4. It costs $99.99. It’s available in the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store.

Destiny 2 Limited Edition

Destiny 2 Limited Edition comes with the base game, pass, Legendary Sword, Legendary Player Emote and Cabal Empire Themed Emblem. A booklet with Cabal Empire secrets, a Cabal Schematic, Postcard images and Cabal Military Pawns are included. The game comes inside a Steelbook case.

Of all the retailers offering Destiny 2 pre-orders, only GameStop will sell this version. PC, Xbox One and PS4 gamers can buy it for $99.99 today.

Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition

Destiny 2 Collectors Edition is the reason placing Destiny 2 pre-orders is a very good idea. It offers a ton of things. There are Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC versions.

Gamers get everything from the other versions. That includes the Limited Edition Steelbook case with schematic, a booklet of secrets, and postcard images. The base game and expansion pass are included too. Other users don’t get a customizable laptop bag that’s capable of holding a 15-inch device. They also don’t get the USB charger with built-in light, paracord and solar blanket.

All of this doesn’t come cheap. Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart have pre-orders for $249.99.

Destiny 2 Game + Expansion

Xbox Store, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon and the PlayStation Store all have Destiny 2 + Expansion Pass. This version costs $89.99.

Destiny 2 Collectibles Bundle

GameStop is the only retailer that offers the $129 Destiny 2 Collectibles Bundle. This version of Destiny 2 includes a physical copy of the game and the expansion pass. It has a few extras gamers can’t get elsewhere too.

Trinkets from ThinkGeek come with it. There’s a 1/6 figure of Lord Salaadan and two wolf companions. A keychain and 4 packs of stress balls shaped like an Engram come with it.

Destiny 2 Pre-Orders: Pre-Order Extras

So far, a single retailer has stepped forward to announce exclusive extras that come with Destiny 2 pre-orders.

That retailer is GameStop. It’ll give away a miniature Cade 6 figure to those that pre-order the game while supplies last. Cade-6 features heavily in the game’s trailers. As we get closer to launch, more add-on content for those that buy from a specific retailer could turn up.

Destiny 2 Pre-Orders: Beta Early Access

Being a heavily connected game, everyone assumed that there’d be a Destiny 2 Beta. There is a Destiny 2 Beta. Gamers will need to have placed Destiny 2 pre-orders to take advantage of it as soon as it is available. Those that pre-ordered the game will get access before anyone else, but Bungie also says that it will roll out an open beta after buyers get their chance to play.

Destiny 2 PS4 Exclusive Content

Bungie is promising a story-driven narrative and a lot more with Destiny 2. One thing that’s staying the same is the game’s commitment to PS4. Gamers will get access to content on the PS4 version of the game first, a trailer posted to the PlayStation Blog reveals. More details about this content are coming over the summer, but Xbox owners won’t get their hands on this stuff until the fall of 2018 at the earliest.

Destiny 2 Deals

You can save on Destiny 2 pre-orders today, provided you’re a member of Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked or Amazon Prime. Both companies are offering 20% off the cost of any version of the game when you have their membership and purchase before release day.

My Best Buy members get $10 in rewards when they pre-order and purchase Destiny 2 from the retailer. The rewards don’t act as an instant discount on the game. The value can be used on other items Best Buy sells.

That’s everything that we know about Destiny 2 pre-orders now. Bungie and Activision plan to show off gameplay on May 18th. That’s just before the Electronic Entertainment Expo gaming showcase in June. Activision typically makes big announcements about its yearly gaming line-up around the same time as the show is happening in Los Angeles, California.

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  1. John Smoth

    04/29/2017 at 8:11 pm

    I am an Amazon prime member and they do NOT offer this game at a 20% discount. Where are you seeing this?


  2. Gary

    05/16/2017 at 7:08 am

    so if you buy the deluxe edition do you get the full game in digital form or is it just a demo please let me know


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