[UPDATE] Destiny 2 :Beyond Light is having server issues, Bungie aware of the problem

UPDATE 3: A queueing system is now in place, but it’s behaving very erratically, I jumped from 1065 to around 6000 and then back up to 9514  in the space of three minutes. Background maintenance has also been extended.



UPDATE #2: Bungie have tweeted the following. You should also note that Xbox Live is having problems. 

UDPATE: Bungie say things are getting better, however my fireteam have been “playing” for an hour now and the servers are not holding up. Infusing weapons doesn’t work, the game has crashed, there’s a lot of lag, and we keep on getting kicked out to the title screen. If you were hoping to play tonight then maybe give it a few hours…

Original story below…

For those who have not bought a shiny new Xbox Series X|S today there is another big launch, Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion should have gone live at 5pm GMT. Up until now anyone trying to log in got a cute message telling them to search for the light on Europa, the new destination that is being added to the game.

However, as 5pm rolled past that message has gone and you can now try and log in to the game, but so far no one on the TSA clan has managed to be successful, everyone gets the usual “Destiny 2 servers are not available. Dismiss this message and try again” notification.

UPDATE: I’ve managed to get in, as has has another fireteam member, however our last chum is still having problems and cannot get into the game. However, we are getting connection issues and got kicked out of the area.

We have seen some reports of people getting in to the game on Twitter but many more having problems.

Bungie has just this moment tweeted that they are aware of server issues.

There should have been a small patch as well, Destiny 2 Update should have been available from 5pm but this does not appear to be live.

Bungie have helpfully listed the top known issues problems on Twitter. Here are the known issues so far:

  • Season Passes will be applied to the first set of characters that signs in. If you plan to Cross Save but will use other characters later, it’s recommended to set up Cross Save before logging in. For more information visit bungie.net/CrossSave 
  • In a Wrathborn Hunt, players must deal damage to the final boss to get credit for the activity.
  • Stasis subclasses are only available with a Beyond Light game license.
  • The Exotic Archive will keep flashing if the player has an Exotic Cipher in their inventory.
  • Diamond shape with a dot inside Players who dismantle the Stasis fragment quests must wait a week before picking up a new one.
  • The One-Inch Punch finisher will not kill enemies if the player has the Stasis subclass equipped.
  • Diamond shape with a dot inside Kill-based weapon perks may work inconsistently on Stasis frozen shatter kills.
  • The Crucible Stasis fragment quest “Timeless Victory” progresses inconsistently.
  • Diamond shape with a dot inside The Wrathborn Hunt icon sometimes will not appear on the map.
  • The Europa patrol “To the Nth Power” cannot be progressed with Stasis super kills as a Warlock.
  • Diamond shape with a dot inside Exo Challenge activities don’t grant a reward for players below the Soft Power Cap.
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