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Destiny 2 on PC comes with a disc, but it's made of paper

Collectible metal case serves literally no purpose

A screenshot of Cayde-6 in Destiny 2
Destiny 2

Destiny 2 launched on PC just yesterday, meaning that many hopeful fans received a physical box either from an online retailer or their local brick-and-mortar shop. But, as it turns out, the game case is basically empty. Inside there’s just a paper disc with a code printed on it.

The absence of an actual game disc is all the more curious given that Destiny 2 was sold in several special collector’s editions, which featured a decorative steel case ... for a fake game disc.

The limited edition version of the game is $99.99 and only available from GameStop in the United States. It includes premium digital items such as a sword, an emote and a player emblem. There’s also some collectible art from the game, itself bundled inside a Cabal-themed collector’s box.

Then there’s the custom, embossed “Steelbook Case” for holding a slip of paper.

YouTuber Destruction Games notes in the video above how nicely it catches the light. That same Steelbook Case also came with the $249.99 collector’s edition. It also had a piece of paper inside.

Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition Bungie/Activision

Of course, a PC game arriving at retail with nothing more than a code to unlock the game isn’t a new phenomenon. Destiny 2 is unique only in that it makes use of, a first of its kind partnership between developer Bungie and Blizzard Entertainment that was announced in May. But if you’re going to sell a collectible case, you may as well have the decency to actually put something inside of it.

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