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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Steam Preload Is Now Available

Get ready for a transfer, Guardians, because the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Steam preload is now live.
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Get ready for a transfer, Guardians, because the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Steam preload is now live. That’s right, gone are the days of the platform exclusive since the breakaway from Activision, so for those PC players that don’t want a hiccup in their playtime – it’s time to make the move. 

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Already purchased Shadowkeep through Steam? The pre-load is now available and ready to go. For those that didn’t know, the New Light direction that Bungie took the game also means a ton of Destiny 2’s content is making the move to free-to-play, which is also available for pre-load on the Valve platform. 

Still clinging to that launcher? You’re going to want to make the move fast because the migration over officially takes place on October 1st! 

As far as how to make this move as seamless as possible, community manager Cozmo took to Twitter to dole out some advice. “You need to do a fresh download from Steam,” he mentioned when one fan asked about downloads. “You cannot just move files over from a previous install.

You’re safe to pre-load on Steam now and it wont affect your current install. Just choose a different directory and don’t copy over anything”

Even the base game needs to be re-downloaded even for those that opted into the physical version of the game. While it may feel like a few additional steps – mainly because well duh, it is – this move is completely worth it. Since Bungie and Activision split, a ton of updates have gone through to bring the Destiny sequel back into the original vision the team had for it and those changes have been widely hailed by the shooter community. It’s been a long road but one that has been successfully turned around with the Destiny community once more back to full strength. 

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep officially goes live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 1st, are you ready? 

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!