Charging Money For Destiny 2's Dungeons Isn't A Big Deal, But Its Monetization Is A Mess

Not long after the announcement that Bungie would remove the Forsaken campaign and some related content from Destiny 2, the developer found its community angry for another reason. Players zeroed in on the fact that the two dungeons Bungie announced would be added to the game next year would require the purchase of the Deluxe edition of The Witch Queen expansion, and that they wouldn't be included with the season passes Bungie sells piecemeal to players every few months.

The Dungeon Dust-up this week in the Destiny 2 community feels like a discussion that is at once both frustrating and overblown, but it's also a bit of a confusing situation. You can purchase the standard edition of The Witch Queen expansion for $40 USD, which will get you the expansion itself and additional cosmetics, but not the four season passes that will be released in the year after Witch Queen's launch. You can get the Deluxe edition for $80, which nets you more in-game cosmetics, all the standard edition stuff, all four seasons of content that will be released during the year, and the two dungeons. Or you can get the Deluxe Edition Plus 30th Anniversary Bundle, which adds in Destiny 2's smaller batch of anniversary content that's coming this December, for a total of $100. Alone, the anniversary content runs $25; each season is $10.

Following all that? Buy the standard edition of The Witch Queen and you get a $40 expansion but not the four $10 seasons, or the dungeon. Buy the $80 deluxe edition and get the $40 expansion, plus $40 worth of seasons, plus dungeons. On a Reddit post concerning these prices, Bungie confirmed that if you want the dungeons but only buy the standard edition, you'll have to upgrade--but you'll be able to do that at a later time, and the developer intends to create some way of purchasing the two dungeons at a later point as well.

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