Destiny 2 is Coming to VR, But Not How You Hoped

Cayde-6 from Destiny 2 wearing a Meta Quest 3 VR headset.
Credit: Bungie / Meta

Cayde-6 from Destiny 2 wearing a Meta Quest 3 VR headset.
Credit: Bungie / Meta

Destiny 2's intuitive gunplay, exhilarating action, and great crossplay seem perfect for a VR format. While many fans, including myself, hope Bungie will create a virtual reality port of the game, it doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. However, Destiny 2 is now technically available in VR, albeit not in the way you might have hoped.

Although we'd love to see Destiny 2 or a spin-off appear on the best PCVR games and best Meta Quest 3 games lists, Bungie doesn't seem to have this on their roadmap. Fortunately, free-to-play hit Rec Room is bringing an unexpected but welcome crossover to the social game.

Now available in-game, the Rec Room and Destiny 2 crossover has come to the free-to-play title. While Rec Room has long evolved from being VR-exclusive, it debuted as one, and all the Destiny content is available in virtual reality.

Some users might say, "Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into the Tower in VR," as they play their daily dose of Rec Room, this crossover might convince some of Bungie's MMOFPS players to join in the social-focused fun. There's no loot to grind for and no raids to conquer, but it's an exciting way to experience the iconic Tower in a new way.

As part of the collaboration, Rec Room players can enjoy Hunter class and weapon skins while visiting some locations from Destiny 2's solar system. The enemies appear as cardboard cut-outs, unlike the vicious hostiles we fight in the normal game, but it's still cool to use guns like the Ace of Spades in VR. Interestingly, the Warlock and Titan cosmetics will launch in a few weeks, so even Rec Room is time-gating content like Bungie.

So, if you've been waiting to enjoy Destiny 2 in VR, strap on the best VR headsets and play some Rec Room, as this may be our only chance to enjoy the Tower and socializing with other Guardians in virtual reality.

In other news about the popular social game, Rec Room is coming to Nintendo Switch soon, despite the PSVR 2 port of the free-to-play title still being absent.

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