What is the best Destiny 2 edition to buy?

Gamers have multiple options when it comes to purchasing Destiny 2 as they can choose between the Standard Edition, Game + Expansion Pass Bundle, Digital Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Collector’s Edition as well as PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console Destiny 2 Bundle. So which of these options is best suited for you? If you are having a hard time deciding, you can check out our buying guide for the sci-fi multiplayer first-person shooter below.

PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC

Before deciding on which edition of Destiny 2 to purchase, you must first determine what platform you will be playing the game on.

From the graphical standpoint, the PC version of the game is the best choice as long as you have a system that has the following recommended stats:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10 64-bit (with latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X or better
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

Depending on your specs, Destiny 2 will support native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

On the console side, the PlayStation 4 Pro version supports checkerboard 4K resolution (with 1080p downsampling if you are using a 1080 TV screen) at 30 frames per second. The regular PlayStation 4 version runs at native 1080p and 30 frames per second while the Xbox One version runs at 1080p (although it will sometimes scale down) and 30 frames per second. It is unknown how the game will run on the Xbox One X.

Another thing to consider when picking platforms for Destiny 2 is the exclusive content. The PlayStation 4 version of the game will have exclusive access to the Lake of Shadows strike, Retribution PVP map, Borealis Sniper Rifle, City Apex ship, Icarus Drifter armor, Terra Concord armor and Tesseract Trace armor. The exclusivity of these content is expected to last until at least one year after the game’s launch.

Last but not least, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be released on September 7th while the PC version is launching a little bit later on October 27th.

Now that you decide you preferred platform for Destiny 2, let’s take a look at the what editions of the game are available.

Destiny 2 Standard Edition

The standard edition simply contains the base game and nothing more. With that said, it is the cheapest option available. If you are interested, you can purchase the Destiny 2 Standard Edition with this link on Amazon.

Destiny 2 Game + Expansion Pass Bundle

The game and pass bundle comes with the digital copy of the base game in addition to its season pass. So far, Bungie has conformed two major expansions for Destiny 2. Each one of these releases will come with brand new story campaign missions in addition to new armor, gear, weapon, co-op activities and PVP multiplayer content. The Expansion Pass will grant you access to the first two major expansions.

The Destiny 2 Game + Expansion Pass Bundle is available for purchase with this page.

Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition

Next up is the Digital Deluxe Edition. This bundle comes with a digital copy of the game, the aforementioned Expansion Pass in addition to the Premium Digital Content Pack. This DLC contains the Cabal Empire Themed Emblem, Legendary Player Emote and Legendary Sword.

If you are interested, you can find the Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition with this link.

Destiny 2 Limited Edition

The limited edition bundle for the first-person shooter is exclusive to GameStop in the North American region. It comes with the physical version of the second Destiny videogame in addition to the Expansion Pass and Premium Digital Content Pack. This version also includes a limited edition steel book case as well as a Cabal-themed collector’s box that contains the following physical items: booklet containing secrets of the Cabal Empire, Cabal Schematic, Cabal Military Pawns and Collectible Postcard Images.

You can purchase the Destiny 2 Limited Edition from GameStop here.

Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition

The collector’s edition comes with everything included in the limited edition; thus, you will get a physical copy of Destiny 2, Expansion Pass, Premium Digital Content Pack, steel book case and the Cabal-themed collector’s box.

Exclusive to this edition are the Frontier Bag and Frontier Kit. The bag comes with a 15-inch laptop/tablet sleeve with a protective pocket slip. It can also be customized to be worn as either a backpack or messenger bag. The included Frontier Kit has a paracord, solar blanket as well as a solar panel USB charger with a built-in light.

If you are interested in all of these extras, then you can purchase the Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition with this page.

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console Destiny 2 Bundle

Last but not least is the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console Destiny 2 Bundle. On the software side, you will be getting a physical copy of the first-person shooter in addition to its Expansion Pass and Premium Digital Content Pack.

In terms of hardware, this bundle contains a Glacier White PlayStation 4 Pro system in addition to a matching updated DualShock 4 controller. Both of these items can only be acquired through this bundle currently as Sony is not selling them as standalone products in the North American region.

The PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console Destiny 2 Bundle is available for purchase with this link.

Recap

If you just want the game, then the standard edition of Destiny 2 is the cheapest option.

If you also want the expansion pass to go along with the game, then you have multiple options, the most affordable of these is the Destiny 2 Game + Expansion Pass Bundle. The rest of the options depends on if you want the Premium Digital Content Pack, Cabal-themed collector’s box, steel book case, Frontier Bag, Frontier Kit and/or the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Pro.

Activision is releasing Destiny 2 on the 6th of September for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as the 24th of October for the PC.