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Destiny 2 going down for maintenance before new patch (update)

It’s a good excuse for a break

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Destiny 2’s latest bout of server downtime is coming today, with Bungie taking the game offline for a few hours to conduct maintenance and push a new patch.

Maintenance began at 11 a.m. ET, so players can no longer sign in to Destiny 2. An hour later, at noon ET, anybody who’s still playing will be booted out to the title screen.

Bungie expects to complete work on the servers by 3 p.m. ET. The last two times the studio performed server maintenance, on Oct. 11 and Oct. 16, it was able to do so without any downtime or impact to users. However, today’s maintenance will conclude with the release of Update, a new patch for Destiny 2.

There’s no word yet on what the update will do, but it’s possible that it will fix the glitch that players can exploit to turn the boss fight of the Leviathan raid into a cakewalk. The Destiny 2 fireteam credited with the world’s first completion of the Prestige version of the raid used a different glitch, one that isn’t specific to Leviathan. And there are still other bugs for Bungie to fix, like the issue with players seeing a black screen when loading into the Tower.

We’ll keep you posted on the progress of today’s maintenance. For more on Destiny 2, read our review and check out our comprehensive guide.

Update: As of 2:30 p.m. ET, Destiny 2 is out of maintenance. Resume playing, folks.

Update 2: It turns out that Bungie released a hotfix today, version 1.0.5, not a full update. The hotfix makes it so that raid keys are no longer removed at the weekly reset; this addresses a bug in which Leviathan keys were sometimes disappearing from players’ inventories when they weren’t supposed to. You can see the full patch notes for hotfix 1.0.5 here.

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