Destiny 2: Lightfall preorder — Bonuses, editions, and where to buy

Destiny 2 is one of the best games on the market right now if you’re a fan of live-service FPS titles, and with the Lightfall expansion, the game is set to get even better. Between its new story campaign, new endgame PvE raid, the addition of the neon-soaked city of Neomuna on Neptune, and a set of novel Darkness-based Strand subclasses, Destiny 2: Lightfall looks like it’s going to take Bungie’s beloved sci-fi/fantasy shooter to even greater heights when it launches next year on Feb. 28, 2023.

At the end of the recent Destiny 2 Showcase stream that revealed everything players can expect from the upcoming DLC, Bungie pushed preorders for the expansion live on all platforms. If you’re interested in learning more about preordering Lightfall but don’t know where to begin, read on.

Destiny 2 Lightfall preorder: Bonuses

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Regardless of which edition of Destiny 2: Lightfall you preorder, you’ll get access to special preorder-exclusive bonuses that will instantly become available on your account. However, depending on which edition of the DLC you get, the number and type of these rewards will change. Below is a quick guide that goes over all of the preorder bonuses that you get with each edition (we’ll go over the contents of each edition in a later section).

If you preorder the Destiny 2: Lightfall Standard Edition, you’ll unlock the following items instantly:

  • Exclusive Legendary Emblem
  • Exotic Ghost shell

If you preorder the Destiny 2: Lightfall Annual Pass Edition or the Destiny 2: Lightfall Collector’s Edition, you’ll unlock the following items instantly:

  • Exclusive Legendary Emblem
  • Exotic Ghost shell
  • Exotic Emote
    • Themed after the new Strand subclasses
  • Quicksilver Storm Exotic Auto Rifle
    • Combines an Auto Rifle, Rocket Launcher, and Grenade Launcher into one weapon

Destiny 2 Lightfall preorder: Where to buy

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If you’re looking to get the Standard Edition or the Annual Pass Edition, you can preorder it directly from your platform of choice: Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Stadia Store. Steam users also have the additional options of preordering from Green Man Gaming or Bungie’s own web store.

The Collector’s Edition of Lightfall, on the other hand, is exclusively available on the Bungie Store. There are Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, and Epic Games Store variants of the Collector’s Edition for sale, as well as a less expensive version that only includes the collectibles and doesn’t include a code for the expansion (Stadia users will have to purchase this and the Annual Pass Edition to get the full benefits of the regular Collector’s Edition).

Destiny 2 Lightfall preorder: Editions

There are three different editions of Destiny 2: Lightfall available for preorder. These include the Standard Edition, the Annual Pass Edition, and the Collector’s Edition.

Destiny 2: Lightfall Standard Edition

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The Standard Edition of the Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion costs $50 and is the most affordable edition available, though it also includes the least amount of content. Here’s a look at everything you get with the Standard Edition:

  • New Campaign + Legendary Mode
  • New Power: Strand
  • Grappling hooks for each class
    • Warlock Architects can create sentient allies
    • Hunter Threadrunners can form a kunai-rope dart
    • Titan Tyrants can manifest large sharp claws
  • New Raid
    • New weapons, armor, and Exotic
  • New Exotic Gear
  • Season 20 Season Pass
    • Provides access to Season Pass-exclusive Season 20 content
    • Provides access to the Season Pass premium rewards track

Destiny 2: Lightfall Annual Pass Edition

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The Destiny 2: Lightfall Annual Pass Edition is a more advanced edition of the expansion that includes everything from the Standard Edition, along with additional content. As a result, it’s more expensive at $100. Here’s what you get with the Annual Pass Edition:

  • New Campaign + Legendary Mode
  • New Power: Strand
    • Grappling hooks for each class
    • Warlock Architects can create sentient allies
    • Hunter Threadrunners can form a kunai-rope dart
    • Titan Tyrants can manifest large sharp claws
  • New Raid
    • New weapons, armor, and Exotic
  • New Exotic Gear
  • Annual Pass
    • Provides access to Season Passes 20-23
    • Includes Lightfall Dungeon Key (access to two Y6 Dungeons)
    • Rahool’s Secret Stash x4 (one per season)
  • Quicksilver Storm Exotic catalyst and ornament
  • Lightfall Exotic Sparrow

Destiny 2: Lightfall Collector’s Edition

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The third and final edition of the Lightfall DLC is the Collector’s Edition, which includes everything from the previous two editions and a variety of physical collectibles. Because of that, it’s also the most expensive edition at $250, although there’s also a $150 version that comes with the physical collectibles only and doesn’t include the expansion or Annual Pass content. Here’s everything you’ll get with the Collector’s Edition:

  • New Campaign + Legendary Mode
  • New Power: Strand
    • Grappling hooks for each class
    • Warlock Architects can create sentient allies
    • Hunter Threadrunners can form a kunai-rope dart
    • Titan Tyrants can manifest large sharp claws
  • New Raid
    • New weapons, armor, and Exotic
  • New Exotic Gear
  • Annual Pass
    • Provides access to Season Passes 20-23
    • Includes Lightfall Dungeon Key (access to two Y6 Dungeons)
    • Rahool’s Secret Stash x4 (one per season)
  • Quicksilver Storm Exotic catalyst and ornament
  • Lightfall Exotic Sparrow
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Emblem
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall Digital Soundtrack 
  • 8-inch Pouka Replica Figure
    • Includes LED lights and stand
  • Vanguard Lore Books
    • Three individual books
    • Includes sleeve cover
  • Letter from Zavala
  • Mini-Lithograph
  • Vinyl Sticker

Which edition should you buy?

Most new games and expansions offer fans a variety of editions to choose from, and Destiny 2 is no different with its Lightfall DLC. The Standard Edition is ideal for folks that just want the expansion’s content and nothing else, while the Annual Pass Edition is the best choice for players that plan on checking out everything the game has to offer during Year 6. Finally, the Collector’s Edition is for superfans that want access to all Year 6 content, as well as extra collectibles and exclusive items.

No matter which edition you choose, we expect that you’ll have a great time with Lightfall. The last several Destiny 2 expansions have been excellent, and Destiny 2 itself is one of the best Xbox games for fans of multiplayer looter shooters and seasonal live service gameplay loops.

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