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Destiny 2 Servers Are Back Online [Update]

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Update: GameSpot was finally able to sign-in to the Destiny 2 servers for the first time in a few hours. We and others had previously been able to get into the queue only to be booted. There is no official word from Bungie yet.

Update 2: Destiny’s servers are back online.

The original story follows below.

The launch of Destiny 2’s Shadowkeep expansion, the release of its new free-to-play version New Light, and its switch from Battle.net to Steam are all happening right now–and it seems servers are struggling under the strain. Sign-in issues have plagued Destiny 2 on all platforms, and now Bungie reports it has shut down servers altogether.

Bungie reported on its Help Twitter account that it is taking down servers for “emergency maintenance” following reports that players were seeing errors, getting disconnected from the game, and finding themselves stuck waiting in long queues to get into the game.

Logging in right now throws up a notification that Destiny 2 servers are offline. Before that, trying to connect brought up a screen that said Destiny 2 is “temporarily at capacity.” That screen also said players would join the game in the order they connected, but often included no indication of how big those queues might be. It seems that Bungie’s infrastructure is straining under the influx of players, both for the expansion and in the new free version of the game.

Bungie offered a few updates on Twitter as the studio investigated sign-on errors, but hasn’t yet provided any information on when they might be fixed or what the issue is.

Stay tuned to GameSpot for additional updates as to when Bungie’s servers will come back online. In the meantime, you might want to read our big lore refresher about the story surrounding the Hive, Eris Morn, and Shadowkeep.




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