Details Announced on Destiny's Digital Upgrade

By Ashley Woodcock, 2 years ago
With so much hype, excitement, anticipation, and plenty of other emotions building up for the huge release that is Destiny, courtesy of well-known game developer Bungie, eager members of the TrueAchievement community have been hammering down the doors of the TA offices, eager for us to cover this new announcement. Now that ChewieOnIce has finished repairing the door and his Statisticles have forcefully removed eager fans from the tree house, we can now reveal that players purchasing a Games on Demand copy of Destiny on the Xbox 360, will get the game for free on the Xbox One!

This is a pretty impressive deal for those interested in moving from the last-gen to the next-gen with Destiny in their collection. Some gamers may even be having fun within both gens of gaming and could basically snag the Xbox One version for free and own, play, complete, and switch between both versions. On top of this deal, those purchasing the Digital Guardian Edition of the title can also get the exact same edition for free on the next-gen console. The same upgrade also applies for the game's Expansion Pass.

As sweet as this news is, there will be plenty of fans with questions to ask. Bungie have us covered and have kindly supplied an FAQ which will hopefully take care of any concerns gamers may have. Here's the list of questions and answers:

Q. When I buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass for Xbox 360, how do I get the free Xbox One version?
When you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass for Xbox 360 on or before January 15th, 2015, you can download the Xbox One copy from the Xbox Store for free by doing the following:

- Log into your Xbox One using the same Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) used to buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game or Expansion Pass on Xbox 360.
- Navigate to the digital content’s location in the Xbox Store.
- Add the item to your download queue and wait for the download to complete.

Expansion Pass content (which includes Expansions I and II) will only be available for full download once released.
Q. When I download the free Destiny Digital Base Game for Xbox One, will I still be able to play it on Xbox 360?
Yes. Your Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) will retain licenses for both consoles.
Q. When I buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox 360, will I also be able to download the Xbox One version of the Expansion Pass that comes with it for free?
Yes, when you buy the Destiny Limited Edition or Destiny Ghost Edition on Xbox 360 and redeem the Expansion Pass by January 15, 2015, you will also be able to download it on Xbox One by doing the following:

- Log into your Xbox 360 and redeem the token for the Destiny Expansion Pass on Xbox Live on or before January 15, 2015.
- Log into your Xbox One using the same Microsoft Account (Xbox Live Account) used to redeem the Destiny Expansion Pass on Xbox 360.
- Navigate to the Expansion Pass within the Destiny content page in the Xbox Store.
- Add the item to your download queue and wait for the download to complete.
MY GUARDIANS, STATS AND GEAR

Q. Will my Guardians, progress, stats, and gear carry over when I download and play the next-gen version?
Yes. Whether you participate in this program or not, your Guardians, progress, stats, and gear are shared within a console family (PlayStation®3<->PlayStation®4 or Xbox 360<->Xbox One) and will be waiting for you when you transition to next-gen.
The "free" upgrade is "subject to availability" and will be available until January 15th, 2015. If, somehow, you haven't done so already, check out the previously covered pre-order trailer, and the details on where to pre-order the title right here.

Destiny remains set for release this coming Tuesday, September 9th on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Thank you to the many members of the community for sending this news into us!
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, NBA, and my Scooby. Finding it hard to pull myself away from The Division and its dangerous Dark Zone.