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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and New Light down for emergency maintenance

Well Guardians, it was fun while it lasted

Guardians look at the spooky, scarlet keep in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Bungie
Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

On Tuesday, Bungie launched Destiny 2: New Light, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, and Destiny 2 onto Steam for the first time. It’s been an exciting day for Guardians, but the fun is currently on hiatus while Bungie solves server issues. Both the original Destiny and Destiny 2 are completely down for emergency maintenance.

Players started experiencing some server stability issues since launch. But after a brief queue, the game started to open for players. An hour or after the launch, Destiny 2’s servers started to melt down. A sizable chunk of players got kicked out of the game and placed in an endless queue. Constant server issues plagued Destiny 2 players who were still in game; they were unable to change their loadout or pick loot up off the ground.

In response to these issues, as well as the WEASEL, BEAVER, and BUFFALO errors, the studio decided to take the game down for maintenance.

Players waiting to log in should continue to check Bungie Help — the studio’s IT Twitter account — for more information. We’ll update this past when Bungie’s servers are back and stable.

Update: We and other players have managed to get back into Destiny 2: Shadowkeep after waiting in the queue. It seems the servers are back, and players should be able to start playing soon.