Yeah.... I doubt that. I know Activision are pretty scummy but that wouldn't even be legal.
I was referring to game quality. You can't even do most of the activities without the DLCs because they require you to be at a certain power level which you can only get to through said DLCs.
And Forsaken literally requires you to buy all the other DLCs in order to play it.
Activi$ion are truly scumbags.
This is simply not true. You can do almost all of the content that the game originally came out with without buying the expansions even to this day. None of that content is locked behind anything. You can do the campaign, public events, adventures, strikes, nightfall, raid, PvP - everything with just the base game. Heck, you even get all of the expansion PvP maps for free now so the playerbase is not split up. The only exception is perhaps the nightfall on the week one of the expansion strikes is in rotation, but that only happens every so often.
The content that is locked behind higher light levels are the content that came out with the expansions.