Destiny 2 Servers Down for Maintenance, Curse of Osiris Releases Next Week (Update)
Originally scheduled for yesterday, November 30, the maintenance time has been moved to today, December 1.
The Destiny 2 servers are down for scheduled maintenance this morning. The maintenance is scheduled to start at 8 AM Pacific and conclude at 2 PM Pacific. Starting at 8 AM Pacific, players will no longer be able to log in to Destiny 2. At 9 AM Pacific, all online players will be returned to the title screen. Maintenance is scheduled to end at 2 PM Pacific. Bungie has announced that no gameplay content or updates will be introduced in this maintenance window, but it is likely setting the groundwork for Curse of Osiris and Season Two to go live on Tuesday, December 5.
There will be additional downtime on December 5 before Curse of Osiris is released, but Bungie has yet to detail the exact schedule of the downtime and expansion release.
Without any content or updates being added, it is unlikely that there will be any patch notes introduced with this update. Earlier this week, Bungie released additional information from studio leaders on the state of Destiny 2 and how they plan to address player feedback given some of the recent negative critical reception that the game has been getting. The revised action plan seems to come as a direct response to players being upset at discovering Bungie was hiding an experience throttle, among other things.
Many players, myself included, have been frustrated with the lack of an open dialogue about issues currently present in the game while Bungie instead pitches the newest content. In a bid to regain player trust, Bungie has canceled the last of the three Curse of Osiris live streams that was to take place yesterday in favor of releasing a blog post full of commentary from various parts of the studio regarding everything from coming updates to responding to all of the criticism that has been levied at Destiny 2 recently.
Were you affected by Bungie taking the Destiny 2 servers down this morning? Are you excited to see how the announced changes shape Destiny 2 into a different game? We’ll bring you the updates as Bungie makes additional announcements leading into Curse of Osiris, Season Two, and beyond.