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UPDATE: Bungie Has Taken Down All Destiny Servers For Emergency Maintenance

UPDATE: Bungie tweeted out at 5:00pm. Seems like after nearly 3 hours servers are finally coming back up.

After months of teasing and three week long delay, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is finally here. Eyes up Guardians: It's time to return to the moon and find out what the Hive have been up to all these years.

Just kidding, you didn't think it would be that easy, did you?

Shadowkeep hasn't exactly had the smoothest launch. When the servers went live at 10A.M PDT, the rush of new and returning players created an instant bottleneck that prevented a majority of players from logging in, instead sending them to a queue that for some, never ended.

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Even getting to the queue has been a challenge for many. Despite offering a pre-install on PC, the game still needed to unpack starting at 10A.M. Players with slower hard drives or CPUs reported needing up to 2 hours until the game was finally ready to play, only to then discover an infinite queue once logged in.

Even those who got in reported numerous "Contacting Destiny Server" issues, constant lag, and an inability to leave orbit.

Shadowkeep is this years major expansion for Destiny 2, a game that has only improved and grown in popularity over the last 2 years, but there are other factors contributing to the server overload as well.

With the launch of ShadowkeepDestiny found its new home on Steam. For the last two years Destiny lived on the Battle.Net client but, following developer Bungie's split with Activision earlier this year, was forced to move to a new platform.

Additionally, Shadowkeep launched alongside a new free-to-play version of the game called Destiny: New Light. The ftp version includes all of the year one content (Red War, Curse of Osiris, and Warmind) as well as access to all of the planets and pre-Shadowkeep activities in the game, including Forsaken's Gambits.

At 2:14 PDT today, @BungieHelp on Twitter tweeted that both Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are being taken down for emergency maintenance. At the time of publishing servers are still down.

We'll update this story when the game comes back online. In the meantime, check out all of our Destiny 2 coverage to prepare yourself for Shadowkeep!

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