DESTINY 2 SERVERS DOWN UPDATE 1
The game has now gone offline for players attempting to log on, and is scheduled to be down until 7pm BST for UK players.
Guardians that were already signed into an activity in the game will find that they may still be able to play.
However, PS4 and Xbox One players still signed in only have an extra hour to get whatever it is their doing finished.
At 4pm – at the latest – all players will be removed from the game so that Bungie may continue with their scheduled maintenance.
Following this downtime Bungie will release the latest Destiny 2 1.0.6 update and Destiny 2 PC Hotfix 22.214.171.124.
Although we know some bits of info about these updates, the hope is that we’ll learn more about them later this evening once they’ve been fully rolled out for the game
Stay tuned for further details…
ORIGINAL STORY – Bungie will be taking Destiny 2 offline for four hours this afternoon as part of essential maintenance for the game and in preparation for the Destiny 2 1.0.6 update.
The developers Bungie Help Twitter account has signified that this downtime will be used to perform “maintenance” to prepare for the games new update, detailed last week during the ‘This Week At Bungie’ blog post.
“Occasionally, Destiny may be brought offline for scheduled or emergency maintenance, or to update the game to address gameplay issues or add in-game features,” Bungie explains on its website help article.
The scheduled maintenance is due to go live at 8 AM PDT, which is 3PM GMT for all UK based players.
However, anyone already logged in at the time will be given up to an hour to complete their session before all online players will be removed from Destiny at 9AM PDT, which is 4PM GMT for all UK based players.
Bungie hopes that the expected maintenance will be concluded at 12 PM PDT, which is 7PM BST in the UK.
In addition to Update 1.0.6, Destiny 2 PC will receive Hotfix 126.96.36.199 to address issues impacting Clan rosters and performance degradation.
For anyone still playing, it’s worth noting that Destiny 1 servers will also be down at the same time.
Equally, players should remember that in past instances Bungie has not always finished maintenance on time, with downtime sometimes extended by another hour at the least, if not longer.
Whilst the below is not the full patch notes for the upcoming Destiny 2 1.0.6 update, it does at least address a few of the existing niggles with the game.
• Fixed an issue with collision detection on the Bureaucratic Walk emote
• Fixed an issue causing players to encounter empty public spaces too often in free roam
• Updated Mercy Rule settings to allow Mercy to activate slightly later in the match, allowing a wider range of scores to trigger it.
• Reduced score limit to 50 (was 75)
• Reduced score limit to 90 (was 100)
• Reduced influence that enemy-controlled zones exert over the spawning system
• Reduced round time limit to 2 minutes (down from 3)
• Reduced life count to 6 (down from 8)
• Increased score-to-win to 70 (up from 50)
• We now grant one point for defeating an enemy Guardian
• Adjusted the influence that enemy crests have on the spawning system
Following this maintenance, Destiny 2 players will be prompted to accept Update 1.0.6 before they can begin playing once again.
The most likely error players are going to encounter after the update is error code SHEEP.
SHEEP will refer to players using an older version of the game not being able to properly sync up with players on a newer version (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users should note their consoles will automatically update Destiny 2).
Here’s what Bungie notes on its website:
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.
Bungie has listed a couple of vital bits of information on its website referring to the downtime:
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.