Is Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Pack Worth Buying? [Review In Progress]

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Destiny 2 has just unleashed its brand new 3.4.0 update for December 2021, and whilst this makes plenty of changes to the games sandbox, there's also a shiny new DLC for fans to enjoy too. Bungie is celebrating three decades of excellent games, epic stories, and a wonderful community. Starting today, all Guardians can jump into the game to access free 30th-anniversary content, including a new free 6-player matchmade activity, hidden secrets, collectable rewards, and more. However, players who wish to experience even more of the 30th-anniversary fun will need to pick up the Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack, where they can delve into the new Loot Cave-inspired Dungeon on the Cosmodrome, indulge in nostalgia by earning the classic Exotic Rocket Launcher Gjallarhorn along with its catalyst, and collect plenty of new and classic gear. The all-important question though, is whether this paid content is worth shelling out for.

What's included in the Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Pack?

Now, whilst there is a lot of new content available on December 7, it's worth keeping in mind that some of this content is free to all players and some isn't. For the purpose of this review, we really need to understand what content is free for all players and what content is only avaiable to those who buy the Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Pack.


To make things simple, here's a table to show you what is, and isn't, included:

Content 30th Anniv. Pack Owners Free for Everyone
Instant Unlock Reward✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Bungie Streetwear Armor Ornament Set✓ - Yes✗ - No
Grasp of Avarice (Dungeon)✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Gjallarhorn Exotic Catalyst✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Gjallarhorn Exotic Weapon Ornament✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Thorn Armor Sets✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Hero of Ages Sword✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Matador 64 Shotgun✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Eyasluna Hand Cannon✓ - Yes✗ - No
• 1000-Yard Stare Sniper Rifle✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Gjallarswift Exotic Sparrow✓ - Yes✗ - No
Dares of Eternity (6-Player Matchmade Offensive)✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Forerunner Exotic Sidearm✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Forerunner Exotic Sidearm Catalyst✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• BxR-55 Battler Legendary Pulse Rifle✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Half-Truths Legendary Sword✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Retraced Path Legendary Trace Rifle✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Wastelander M5 Legendary Shotgun✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Pardon our Dust Legendary Grenade Launcher✓ - Yes✓ - Yes
• Marathon Armor Ornament Set✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Flaming Tiger Helmet Ornament✓ - Yes✗ - No
• 4x Emotes✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Inspired Eidolon Exotic Sparrow✓ - Yes✗ - No
• Unixûrsal Voyager Exotic Ship✓ - Yes✗ - No

Is the Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Pack Worth It?

On the face of it, it's hard to say. Partly because some of the unique content available might not be your cup of tea. For instance, you might not care for the Bungie Streetwear Armor Ornament Set or the Thorn themed armors sets. That sort of content is a bit more subjective.


That said, there is a brand new 3 player dungeon, the Grasp of Avarice and that does look pretty cool. Although, we hope it's a bit more interesting than the likes of the Lake of Shadows or Broodfall Strikes, both of which were PlayStation exclusive, and both a bit pants compared to other content.

The new exotic weapons - Hero of Ages, Matador 64, Eyasluna and 1000-Yard Stare - could also be a lot of fun. Not to mention Gjallarhorn.

Right now though, it's very hard to say how worthwhile this content is compared to the £22.99 you'll have to part to actually own it. We'll be jumping into the new dungeon tonight and intend to update our review in progress with a more definitive opinion.


For now though, if you're not sold, we'd say wait it out. You can always enjoy the new Dares of Eternity 6-Player Matchmade Offensive and all the goodies that comes with that in the meantime.