Early this morning Bungie officials tweeted that they were aware of issues that prevent some people from playing Destiny on college campuses and that they were working on a solution.
We're aware of issues with playing Destiny on college campuses. Stay tuned for information to share with your local network admins.— Bungie (@Bungie) September 10, 2014
The issue seems to track back to the "centipede" error code which apparently has to do with a networking problem.
According to the Error Code: Centipede page, Bungie is doing some testing to resolve the issue. They also recommend opening a series of ports, detailed on the page, on institutional networks.
College students running into the issue are less than pleased with the day-one bump in the road.
"After installing the game twice and thoroughly testing my connection I have deduced that if you are getting the centipede error code like I am that Bungie has not adjusted for University hubs or server connection," wrote user John on the official Bungie help forums. "No one on my floor can play and are getting the same error code. My brother is not at University and is getting the Cattle error. I'm not sure what is going on but I hope these issues are resolved as soon as possible because I'm already weary of this purchase. I love Bungie but mass server issues and error codes on the first night sends a bad message. Furthermore there is no support to assist. I will see what happens tomorrow but my guess is that these issues will not be fully resolved any time soon. It also seems odd that one specific code is designed for University hub/server errors. Who else are having these issues? What is happening elsewhere?"
We've reached out to Bungie and Activision for an update on the issue and how widespread it is and will update this story if they respond.
Update: Bungie officials posted an update this afternoon about the issue to their website:
Hey, Bungie Community.
Day One of Destiny is behind us. We're still hard at work to make sure all of you have a great experience.
Thanks in part to chatter on our forums, we're aware of some networking issues being experienced on college and university campuses. Our team is engaged in diagnosing the cause, but you might also be able to help.
Members of the Bungie team will be contacting some of you directly to troubleshoot. Keep an eye on your Bungie.net inbox to see if you've been drafted as a test subject. If you don't hear from us, we still love you and we're still working to get you into orbit.
Please continue to report any issues you experience on this forum.
Watch this space for updates.