Destiny 2 screenshot of three characters shrouded in darkness

In a bit of a surprise announcement Bungie and Activision have come out recently to announce that Destiny 2 will be coming to the PC exclusively via Battle.net. What might be the funniest part of the whole announcement is that no one in the entirety of Blizzard, Bungie, or Activision managed to remember that Battle.net has been renamed to the much more generic and less-memorable "Blizzard App". Really makes you wonder why they even bothered renaming it...

As for Destiny 2 being on Battle.Net, this brings with it some advantages for both players and developers alike. Since Battle.net already has an established account and multiplayer system Bungie will be able to spend all of their time making sure the PC port is up to par, while us gamers will be able to purchase both Destiny 2 and any potential DLC with Blizzard Balance. In other words, if you have an excess of World of Warcraft gold (or some cash left over from Diablo 3's real-money auction house) you'll be able to get Destiny 2 for 'free'. Given how gold is pretty much worthless in World of Warcraft I would say that's a pretty damn amazing deal!

Despite Destiny 2 making its way to Battle.net it doesn't appear like Blizzard is eager to host more third-party games on their platform, as noted in the FAQ: "Aside from potentially evaluating needs or opportunities for future Activision games, we don’t have any short- or long-term plans to support third-party games with Battle.net." From what I can figure out this is mostly being done in order to help Destiny 2 make its way to the PC as soon as possible, rather than as a way to build up Battle.net into something far bigger.

Destiny 2 will be coming to both PC and consoles on September 8th, and if you would like to learn a little bit more you should head over to the official website. And finally, here's the recently posted gameplay trailer:

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