Bungie will be taking Destiny 2 offline for up to FOUR hours this afternoon as part of essential maintenance for the game and in preparation for the games new 18.104.22.168 update.
Destiny 2 will be going offline at 4PM GMT, and speaking about the latest Hotfix in the most recent ‘This Week At Bungie’ blog post, Bungie said:
“On Tuesday February 13, Destiny 2 Hotfix 22.214.171.124 will be deployed to address timeouts on Lost Sector chests. There will be a period of maintenance before this hotfix becomes available.”
Outside of the new Destiny Weekly Reset and the start of the New Crimson Days event which starts later today, it’s not known if this update will add any further new content to the game or make any further changes outside of whats mentioned above.
“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.
This scheduled maintenance is due to commence at 8AM PST, which is 4PM GMT for all UK based players. Full timings for the downtime can be found further down.
Patch notes detailing the changes should also become available later today on the Bungie Game Updates pages once the hotfix has been released.
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DESTINY 2 DOWNTIME
Here is the schedule for the Destiny 2 downtime for Wednesday, February 13th:
8am pacific time / 11am eastern time / 4pm GMT: Destiny 2 server maintenance is scheduled to begin. Players will no longer be able to log in to Destiny 2.
9am pacific time / 12pm eastern time / 5pm GMT: Players still in Destiny 2 activities will be returned to the title screen.
12pm pacific time / 3pm eastern time / 8pm GMT: Destiny server maintenance is scheduled to end and Destiny 2 Hotfix 126.96.36.199 will be available.
Be aware that maintenance periods can sometimes overrun and last longer than they’re initially scheduled to take.
Because of this, take those timings with a pinch of salt should Bungie encounter any problems and where necessary refer to the Bungie Help Twitter account.
It’s also equally possible that maintenance could finish earlier than expected. So stay tuned for updates and refresh the page for the most recent news.
Equally, it’s also important to note the information shared by Bungie in relation to the start of the Crimson Days event, which begins immediately after the maintenance period is complete. You’ll find this info just below the Crimson Days gallery.
Crimson Days Vital Information
Immediately after maintenance completion, Crimson Days will become available to all Destiny 2 players. The following items are potential points of confusion that players may experience during this event, and we’d like to give a heads up.
Welcome to Crimson Days Waypoint: Under some circumstances, players may not receive a waypoint leading them to Tower vendors for the “Welcome to Crimson Days” Milestone. Players may still complete these steps by simply speaking with the Tower vendor listed in the milestone.
Crucible Tokens in Loot Stream: Upon completion of a Crimson Days Crucible match, post-game rewards may push Crucible Tokens out of view in the player’s loot stream. Players should always receive Crucible Tokens upon Crimson Days match completion and may find them in their Consumables inventory.
Following this maintenance, Destiny 2 players will be prompted to accept Update 188.8.131.52 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.
DESTINY 2 VITAL INFORMATION
In addition to everything already mentioned, below is some further information on Destiny Updates or Server Maintenance that players may find helpful:
• 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.
• 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.