Destiny 2's current season, Season 15, got off to a flyer, and whilst we still have some time to go until The Witch Queen expansion is released, we've no doubt Bungie is going to keep us logging back in for new content each and every week. Although, anyone attempting to log in to Destiny 2 (& Destiny 1) today might struggle to do that as the game is being brought offline for several hours of maintenance.
Destiny 1 and 2 will undergo maintenance, but so far it's not clear why the game is going offline. We could potentially find out later today from the official Bungie Help Twitter account. During downtime, some Destiny API features on Bungie.net, mobile, and third-party apps will also be disabled. Put bluntly, sign-in to the Bungie.net site or apps will not be possible during this maintenance period.
If you're already itching to get back into the game, read on, we'll explain exactly when the game is going offline and how long you'll have to wait for servers to come back online.
How Long Will Destiny 2 Servers Be Down For Maintenance?
According to Bungie's blog post, Destiny 2 maintenance will start on January 20 at 8 AM PST (1600 UTC). Players will then be removed from activities at 8:45 AM (1645 UTC). Unfortunately, server downtime will take over 1 hour, with players unable to log back into the game until 9 AM (1700 UTC).
Following the conclusion of maintenance, Destiny 2 Hotfix 126.96.36.199 will begin rolling out across all platforms and regions. At this point players will be able to log back into Destiny 2. Although it's highly likely that players logging into the game may be placed in a queue and may experience sign-on issues as background maintenance is still ongoing. Don't be surprised if you encounter the 'Destiny 2 Is Temporarily At Capacity' error message.
In addition, ongoing Destiny 2 maintenance is expected to conclude at 9 AM PST / 5.00 PM UTC. It's recommended that players restart their console and try downloading the update should they have issues.
It's also possible that maintenance could be extended well beyond the times stated above in the event that Bungie encounters any issues with the release of the game's latest update. It wouldn't be the first time that this has happened.