Destiny 2 servers were down for New Light and Shadowkeep launch (update)
This definitely isn't good.
What you need to know
- Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter from Bungie.
- It's experiencing massive server problems and outages.
- It's unclear when they'll be fixed, but the team is working on a solution.
- You can purchase the Shadowkeep expansion through the Microsoft Store.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep went live at 1 PM EDT today, but the game isn't providing players with a great launch experience. According to numerous reports, the title is booting gamers out on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
When you launch Destiny 2, you're stuck on a screen that says "One Moment Please," which is essentially a waiting line. However, soon afterward, you're greeted by an error that says Destiny 2 servers are down. We were kicked out of games on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so we can verify the authenticity of these claims.
Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are being taken offline for emergency maintenance. Please standby for updates.Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are being taken offline for emergency maintenance. Please standby for updates.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) October 1, 2019October 1, 2019
Bungie announced at around 5:15 PM EDT that it was taking Destiny and Destiny 2 offline for "emergency maintenance." At the time of this writing, the team is still working on it.
Hopefully, Bungie will figure out a solution because it's quite frustrating for a lot of gamers. Even when you're in a game, you constantly get messages that say you've been disconnected from the servers. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Be sure to watch this space because we'll update it as soon as we receive word.
A new chapter
Nightmares are coming
With the release of the Shadowkeep expansion, Destiny 2 starts a brand new chapter separate from Activision. This edition has a year's worth of content, too.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.