Another period of Destiny 2 server maintenance is being held today by Bungie.
The new work is being carried out over several hours and will leave Guardians unable to connect on PS4 or Xbox One.
Bungie announced the new downtime this week, confirming that a new Destiny 2 update will be launched following maintenance.
The development team have confirmed that the game may be unavailable for up to four hours, although things can change quickly.
Destiny 2 servers could be back online early if everything goes well.
However, Bungie have confirmed the full planned schedule and when players can expect to be ejected from servers today.
Destiny 2 will be down from 4pm UK time on October 19, although players already logged in will be able to continue playing until 5pm.
All players will be kicked out of the game at 5pm, as maintenance begins in earnest.
Players will be unable to connect until 8pm, which is when server maintenance is scheduled to end.
- 4pm – Destiny server maintenance is scheduled to begin. Players will no longer be able to login to Destiny 2
- 5pm – All online players will be removed from Destiny 2
- 8pm – Destiny 2 server maintenance is scheduled to end
Following the end of maintenance, Destiny 2 players will be prompted to download update 188.8.131.52.
There’s a chance that the new Destiny 2 update will be focused on ridding the game of its Prestige bugs, which delayed the most recent Raid launch, as well as effecting this week’s Nightfall Strike.
Bungie have also warned that some consoles may display a different name for the update than the one listed above.
According to Bungie, players can expect an in-game notification before maintenance begins.
Bungie explains: “Occasionally, Destiny may be brought offline for scheduled or emergency maintenance, or to update the game to address gameplay issues or add in-game features.”
For those who find themselves having difficulties before, during or after Destiny 2 maintenance, here’s a few things to watch out for.
Error Code Sheep: Players may encounter the SHEEP error code when they attempt to join a Fireteam in which any member has not updated to the latest version of Destiny. To resolve this issue, please have all players close Destiny and install the latest update.
Manually Checking for Updates: For consoles that are taking an abnormally long time to begin the update process, players can attempt to manually start the update process by using the consoles “Check for Update” option.
Connectivity Issues: Players encountering connectivity issues after maintenance has concluded, or that are unable to log in to Destiny when there is no planned maintenance impacting Destiny services, may need to attempt basic connectivity troubleshooting such as clearing their console cache, power cycling their network hardware.
Destiny Companion: Sign-in functionality and other Destiny Companion services on the Mobile App, Bungie.net, and third-party sites may be restricted or unavailable during Destiny Server maintenance periods.