Destiny 2 is going offline again today for some maintenance

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All I’ve been playing lately, is Destiny 2. It’s as if I happen t have a mad love for the game or something. Go figure. I need to take a break though, lest I experience some burnout this early into the life of Destiny 2, and nothing forces you to take a break better than some mandatory maintenance. Yup, if you’re reading this and wondering just why you can’t log into Destiny 2 so that you liberate Fallen spirits from their scavenging shells, it’s because Bungie is fine-tuning their sequel again.

Said maintenance is scheduled to last a few hours. Here’s the timeline from Bungie on when to expect the servers to be switched back on:

  • 7:00 AM Pacific – 2:00 PM UTC – Destiny server maintenance is schedule to begin, players will no longer be able to login to Destiny.
  • 8:00 AM Pacific – 3:00 PM UTC – All online players will be removed from Destiny
  • 11:00 AM Pacific – 6:00 PM UTC – Destiny server maintenance is scheduled to end

If you need a more exact time for your global neck of the woods, hit up the world clock yo. Here’s what else will be affected during the outage, via Bungie:

  • Destiny Companion: Sign-in functionality and other Destiny Companion services on the Mobile App, Bungie.net, and third-party sites may be restricted or unavailable during Destiny Server maintenance periods.
  • BungieHelp Twitter: On days in which Destiny is receiving an Update or Server Maintenance, players can follow @BungieHelp on Twitter for updates on the process and timeline for the server maintenance or update deployment.
  • Interrupting Downloads: Some consoles will attempt to verify all previously downloaded content before downloading a Destiny updates. If any issues are found, or the verification process is interrupted, all previous content will be deleted and downloaded once more. For more information, please see our Updating Destiny Guide.
  • Connectivity Issues: Players encountering connectivity issues after maintenance has concluded, or that are unable to log in to Destiny when there is no planned maintenance impacting Destiny services, may need to attempt basic connectivity troubleshooting such as clearing their console cache, power cycling their network hardware, or reading through the Network Troubleshooting Guide.
  • Maintenance Notification: Players signed in shortly before maintenance will receive notice via in-game messaging that a maintenance will be starting soon.
  • Error Code Sheep: Players may encounter the SHEEP error code when they attempt to join a Fireteam in which any member has not updated to the latest version of Destiny. To resolve this issue, please have all players close Destiny and install the latest update.
  • Manually Checking for Updates: For consoles that are taking an abnormally long time to begin the update process, players can attempt to manually start the update process by using the consoles “Check for Update” option. Additionally, players may want to clear the console cache if their console still does not recognize an update is available. For more information, please see our Updating Destiny Guide
  • Destiny 1 Legacy Support: Destiny 1 will no longer receive planned game updates or content. Destiny 1 content through Destiny: Rise of Iron Update 2.6.0.1 will continue to be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Consoles. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Legacy Consoles will continue to have Destiny: The Taken King content through Update 2.3.1 available. For more information, please see the Legacy Support Guide for Destiny 1.
  • Update Notes: Full notes for each new update and for previous updates can be viewed on the Game Updates pages.
  • Hard Drive Requirements: Players should ensure they have the proper amount of console storage space available to complete the full installation process. For more information, please see the Console Storage Space guide.
  • Update Name: Some consoles may display a different name for the update than the one listed above.

In the meantime, I’d recommend giving some love to other games in your backlog, their dusty covers yearning for your attention again. Or go make a sammich. Ham, cheese and Sriracha sauce. Trust me, it tastes FANTASTIC.

Last Updated: September 18, 2017

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