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Destiny developers roll out Connection Recovery to reduce kicks to orbit

Connection recovery, which will help reduce the number of times a player is kicked out of a match and into Orbit, will roll out with the House of Wolves update, according to Destiny developer Bungie.

After running into some unnamed problems earlier in the week with the patch, developers are saying that update will likely hit this morning, Bungie (or Pacific) time.

"If you've played for long enough, you've probably been kicked back to orbit at some point," wrote matchmaking engineer Damian Frank. "This happens when basic network problems occur on the Internet. If you can't talk to our servers because some network router somewhere got too busy, you may be kicked to orbit. We've been working hard on improving this aspect of the player experience."

The upcoming solution is something the team is calling Connection Recovery.

"If you encounter the most common kinds of networking problems and lose your connection to the game you're playing, Connection Recovery will leap into action and attempt to reconnect you," he wrote. "It won't always work, because the underlying networking problem may be too severe, but it gives you a fighting chance at rejoining the server you were playing on. If it's successful, you'll keep your progress and your Fireteam."


When recovery goes into action, your screen will fade to black and a message will pop up to let you know the game is trying to reconnect you. After a short delay, the game will either reconnect or return you to orbit.

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