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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
DLC BLASTS TO THE MOON BUT IS FAR FROM A GIANT LEAP
Dave Meikleham

If familiarity breeds contempt, then Bungie’s latest expansion could yet make returning Guardians a little hate-filled. Revisiting the original shooter’s Hive-invested Moon and reusing a bunch of well-worn areas and bosses, the MMO hybrid’s new campaign often comes across as a shameless rehash. At the same time, though, the overall package has never been stronger or easier to recommend. Talk about a Vexing situation.

The launch of Shadowkeep heralds something of a root-and-branch shake-up for Destiny 2. The latest DLC is the showpiece of a much-changed shooter, one that is now both free-toplay and supports cross-play saves between Xbox One, PC and PS4. Even if you choose not to splurge £30 on the new expansion, all of the game’s year one content – including mainline missions, strikes, raids and the ever-excellent PvP Crucible – can be accessed for the grand price of diddly squat. Sure, previous expansions like Forsaken have to be bought with a separate season pass, but such is the breadth of free content on show, only the most miserly of Guardians would complain.

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