Virgin Media customers receive exclusive Destiny 2 in-game loot

30 August 2017

‘Athena Victorious’ Sparrow available from 6 September

Virgin Media customers who have ultrafast Virgin Fibre broadband can kick off their Destiny 2 campaign in style thanks to exclusive* in-game loot which will be unlocked when the game launches on 6 September on PS4 and Xbox One, and PC on 24 October.

From Activision and Bungie; Destiny 2 is one of this year’s most hotly anticipated games. Featuring a cinematic story campaign, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by Dominus Ghaul and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a ‘Guardian’, humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

As part of Virgin Media’s partnership with Activision and Bungie, the company’s fibre broadband customers will be able to speed through the Destiny 2 universe with a unique Sparrow vehicle to use in-game across all available platforms.

The Sparrow will be known as ‘Athena Victorious’ and is a single-passenger, all-terrain thrust bike with one purpose: moving from objective to objective with unmatched speed. Quick, quiet, and simple to transmat, Sparrows enjoy surpassing popularity among Guardians working in the field. 

Customers will be able to get their hands on the Sparrow with a special code from Virgin Media’s website,, from the game’s launch.

Kerris Bright, Chief Marketing Officer at Virgin Media, said:

> “With our ultrafast Virgin Fibre broadband and exclusive Sparrow, Athena Victorious, Virgin Media customers will have an unparalleled Destiny 2 gameplay experience.\n> \n> \n> “Our customers can take their Destiny 2 campaign to the next level right from the start and explore the game’s universe at lightning-fast speed.”

Last month, Virgin Media hosted a special UK gameplay event to celebrate the arrival of the Destiny 2 Beta. Virgin Fibre x Destiny 2: The Beta Experience gave customers early hands-on-access to the Destiny 2 Beta on PlayStationâ 4.


Note to Editors

The Sparrow will only be available for Virgin Fibre customers from 6 September. 

  *Exclusivity limited to the U.K. from 6 September to 31 December 2017.

Customers should visit for further information and terms and conditions.

About Virgin Media

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The company’s dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely available broadband speeds to homes and businesses. We’re expanding this through our £3bn Project Lightning programme, which will reach 17 million premises.

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Virgin Media launched the world’s first virtual mobile network, offering fantastic value and services.  The company is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

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About Destiny 2:

For more game information, visit and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, Instagram and Twitch.          

About Bungie

Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on developing the next highly-anticipated release in the Destiny universe, Destiny 2.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, or by following @Activision.

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