Hello! I recently got back into video gaming and decided to pick up where I left off. I bought the Forsaken and the Annual Pass. Now, I find out that there is a new Free-to-Play version of the game coming out, New Light, and you will just be buying expansions (particularly, Shadowkeep). I want to know how it all comes together. Does my copy of the game lose support? In other words, do I need to get the Free to Play (and toss away my disc?) What about my expansions? If I want to play with Xbox/PC/PS4 players, is it only if I launch the F2P version? ... If there is an article that covers all this, let me know. I can't find anything just that it changes everything.
On top of what Dragon said if you own D2 on disc you will have to uninstall it and reinstall with New Light as the disc contains your base game licence and New Light will have a built in digital one. This will allow you to throw away that disc (or use it as a cup coaster) and do not worry about your characters as they are saved on Bungie servers not your system.