You can play Destiny 2 on Stadia with a free account starting this Thursday

Free games and major demos make more sense to me as a perpetual non-subscriber

Google has made many questionable decisions with Stadia, but this one checks out.

Starting November 19 at 9:00 a.m. PT, everyone with a free Stadia account will be able to stream Destiny 2 (minus premium expansions) at their leisure. The free base game will, in fact, be free on Google's streaming service — no $10 Stadia Pro subscription needed. As a free user, you can simply play the game through Google Chrome or Android with a 1080p limit instead of 4K.

It might not be the most appealing game around or even the best way to play it, but as a chance to test Stadia and see how it performs with your connection and setup, I can see the attraction. One caveat: the Stadia version of Destiny 2 doesn't have cross-play, so you can't cross-play on other platforms.

It's pretty simple to create a Stadia account – you can just use a Gmail or Google account. Convincing your ISP to let you have unlimited data without paying exorbitant fees is another matter.

Google also warned Stadia Pro players that if they haven't already claimed Destiny 2: The Collection (the package with Forsaken and Shadowkeep), they will have until November 19 to do so. There are a few more tidbits this week, including the return of the (supposedly fun) Immortals Fenyx Rising demo.

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