New Light, the free to play model of Destiny 2, is available right now. The latest expansion, Shadowkeep, is a paid DLC which is effectively a new chapter in Destiny 2.
“Destiny 2: New Light (Play for Free)
Destiny 2 is now free for everyone, offering a brand-new entry point for newcomers that puts the world of Destiny 2—and all its foundational modes, activities, and rewards—into the hands of every player, with no barrier to entry. In addition, players can free roam to all destinations, including the Moon—they can even participate in the first campaign mission of the Shadowkeep expansion. Now anyone can play Destiny 2 on all major platforms!
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Shadowkeep is the next chapter in the Destiny 2 franchise, reuniting you with an old ally from the original Destiny, Eris Morn, to confront new Nightmares. Guardians will return to our Moon—twisted, reshaped, and haunted by the trials of our past—to confront new threats and uncover new additions to their customized arsenal. This is not the same Moon Guardians woke up to—new areas will be uncovered and once-familiar places have irrevocably changed. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the first expansion-level, stand-alone content we’re delivering for Destiny 2—à la carte and requiring no ownership of previous content.”
Season of the Undying, which is included with Shadowkeep, brings more content as you race to eliminate Nightmares stirred by the Vex. And don’t forget, Destiny 2 is now on Steam with Cross-Saves. Finally, Destiny 2 is set to debut on Stadia this fall.
In case you missed it, check out Dame’s advice to new players of Destiny 2 right here. In fact, definitely do read that because Destiny 2 appears to be down right now for emergency maintenance:
Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are being taken offline for emergency maintenance. Please standby for updates.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) October 1, 2019