These days gamers have a wide swath of choices when it comes to buying digital keys online. The same applies to tomorrow morning's launch of Destiny 2, which is exclusively on Battle.net for the PC platform. (So you won't be finding Bungie's latest on Steam). DRM aside, being an Activision Blizzard title also limits where you can find Destiny 2 for cheap - as the game is tightly controlled by the publisher. Given Activision has a history of shunning grey market keys, its no surprise you won't find a significant discount of the game on CD key reseller sites.
So are PC gamers out of luck on savings of Destiny 2 during release week? Thankfully not as there are few legitimate retailers who are offering early adopter discounts as extra incentives. Beyond the standard pre-order bonus of the exotic "Coldheart" weapon - gamers can pick up discounts on the Standard and Digital Deluxe Edition at up to 15% off, depending on their region.
Destiny 2 PC Deals
USA/North America Gamers
- Destiny 2 (Battle.net/PC Digital) - $53.99 (list $60)
- Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition (Battle.net/PC Digital) - $89.99 (list $100)
Destiny 2 + $10 Rewards (Battle.net/PC Physical) - $59.99 (list $60)
Destiny 2 - UK/EU Only (Battle.net/PC Digital) - £40.49 (list £45) Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - UK/EU Only (Battle.net/PC Digital) - £71.99 (list £80) Use coupon DEALZON
Update: We've struck out some of the prices above to reflect the latest deals available for PC gamers as the game is now released.
If you're scanning the deals above, you may notice that one of the offerings is for a "PC Physical" version of Destiny 2. This is essentially the physical boxed copy of the game being offered by Best Buy - but there's a twist involved as the game contains no disc inside the boxed version and you'll simply have a physical product code to claim the game on Battle.net. This has been a typical trend in recent years and it's to be expected as the game comes in a giant 36GB download, and unpacks at over 60GB on the PC.
The Best Buy $10 rewards offer is only valid while the game is in pre-order status. Green Man Gaming's 15% off listed above should last through the week, but may also expire at anytime. Finally, GamesPlanet's offering for European and United Kingdom gamers is valid until release date.