DLCs & Purchased Add-Ons#
While Destiny 2 is technically free-to-play, a large amount of content is part of paid expansions.
This guide attempts to enumerate what content is gated behind what paid items.
Most non-story activities are available for free, and technically a player could make it all the way to end game with nothing but the free game.
Included activities are:
The new light experience (introductory quest from Shaw Han)
Ritual Activities: Vanguard Ops (strikes), Gambit, and Crucible
All patrol zones
Special Events (Solstice, Dawning, Festival of the Lost)
Crota’s End raid
King’s Fall raid
Vault of Glass raid
Seasonal upper track rewards
Note that the first few missions of the campaign stories are available for free, but the complete questline is only available if your purchase the appropriate expansion.
While the Reef and the Forsaken story have been vaulted, there is some content this unlocks.
The Shattered Throne dungeon
Last Wish raid
The Shadowkeep campaign involved Eris Morn, the Moon, and a pyramid ship.
Shadowkeep campaign story
Pit of Heresy dungeon
Garden of Salvation raid
Beyond Light introduced us to The Exo Stranger, Europa, and the damnable Clovis Bray.
The Beyond Light campaign
The Deep Stone Crypt raid
The Witch Queen#
The Witch Queen features the return of Savathun and her throne world.
The Witch Queen campaign
Weapon Crafting via The Artifact
The Wellspring Activity
The Witch Queen Dungeon Key#
Starting with Witch Queen, the dungeons were an additional add-on.
Spire of the Watcher dungeon
Vow of the Disciple raid
Lightfall features Neomuna, Neptune, and its protector Nimbus.
The Lightfall campaign
Root of Nightmares raid
Lightfall Dungeon Key#
Ghosts of the Deep dungeon
Warlords Ruin dungeon
The Nine have brought us a challenge! And a horse!
Look, it’s a game show, and Xur is very confused.
Dares of Eternity
Xur’s Treasure Horde
Grasp of Avarice dungeon
Each season has its own pass. This page will not list every season, but speak generally.
That season’s story
That season’s activities
Seasonal lower track rewards
Special events have an extra event card that can be purchased. This doesn’t unlock anything, it just gives extra rewards.
Character & Skip Boosts#
These just complete/upgrade secondary characters, allowing you to skip some of the low-level content after you have finished it once. No content is unlocked.
Many of the above items are available together in bundles. These vary over time, but common ones are:
Annual Pass: four season passes (and maybe a raid key?)
Expansion Deluxe Editions: The expansion and its raid key (and maybe the seasons)
Expansion bundles: Old expansions are frequently bundled
Different DLC interact with cross-play in different ways. In general:
Full expansions (eg Lightfall) must be purchased per-platform
Season passes are shared across platforms