Destiny 2 is down today and the good news is that we know why you can’t log in and play.
Bungie has scheduled maintenance on all major platforms for October 29, the same day as the weekly reset and the launch of the Festival of the Lost event.
The dev team revealed their plans on Twitter, telling fans that a new update would be going live later today.
This means that Guardians will need to install a new patch before they get back online, which is expected to arrive at around 5pm, GMT.
“Destiny 1 and 2 are being brought offline for expected maintenance. Players will removed from activities shortly,” a message from Bungie explains.
“At 10 AM, Destiny 2 Update 2.6.1 is expected to roll out across all platforms & regions.”
As mentioned above, new content is being planned for launch today, including a new Exotic Quest for Shadowkeep fans.
This won’t be available to everyone and will allow those with the latest expansion pack to unlock the Xenophage weapon.
“Mark your calendars, Guardians, because October 29 is a day filled with updates that will appeal to just about every player in this community. We have a full menu of activities to tackle, challenges to master, and Exotic loot to add to your collection.
“Festival of the Lost is about to return. The Moon isn’t the only thing that’s haunted. The Haunted Forest will be back, and the Tower will be spookier than ever.
“A new dungeon is also opening up to willing fireteams or brave Guardians who want to tackle it alone. Speak with Eris; she knows the way.
“The Crucible is about to gain some momentum as well, changing the way Guardians meet in glorious combat.
“On top of all that, there’s another Exotic quest going live for Shadowkeep owners. You may have seen pictures of a replica we had made of the “bug gun” from past events. It’s time for you to go out and claim the Xenophage as your own.”