PSA: Destiny will be down this evening

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Thanks to the deluge of new games this month – both for review and for personal pleasure – I’ve had to put Destiny very much on the back burner… at least until that extra content comes along. I had no intentions then, of killing things in the hope of getting better gear this evening. If that happened to be your plan, you may need to change it. Destiny’s servers will be offline for a spot of maintenance.

At 7 AM PDT, Destiny’s servers will be taken down for maintenance, and will be down, says Bungie, for “several hours.” According to my frankly terrible time calculations, that’s about 4pm here in South Africa, 2pm for those on the Greenwich Meridian.  It means Destiny could still be out in the prime evening playing hours.

The maintenance should finally fix all of those connection errors that some of you have been experiencing, which means boars, bears, caterpillars, aye-ayes, sea turtles, plesiosaurs, pterodactyls, honey badgers, Lynxes and whatever other silly animal codes you’ve been subjected to should be a thing of the past.

Here’s what’s getting changed, fixed, and added:

Client fixes

  • Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
  • Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
  • Improved logging of player disconnections
  • Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
  • Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to quick scope on some weapons

Server Fixes

  • Security fixes
  • Server performance improvements
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs
  • Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
  • Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters

If not Destiny, what shall you be playing this evening? I’m busy playing Alien: Isolation. I’ll have a review up soon, but I can say that right now, it’s definitely better than Colonial Marines.

Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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