Destiny 2 is down for maintenance this morning

Destiny 2 will be down for around five hours on Thursday. This downtime is to pave the way for the game’s patch, which should fix several issues in the game. Players should be able to log back into the game at 1 p.m. EDT.

During last week’s blog, Bungie revealed that Destiny 2 will be unavailable for several hours on Sept. 23. While the planned downtime should only take five hours, Bungie often extends maintenance periods based on problems the developer runs into. The maintenance begins at 8 a.m. EDT or 5 a.m. PDT and is expected to resolve around the in-game daily reset time.

While Destiny 2 is down, Guardians will be unable to even log into the game or their characters, and third-party gear management tools like DIM won’t work. We recommend players follow the Bungie Help Twitter account for constant updates around the downtime. Bungie will likely publish complete patch notes for the hotfix once the game is back online.

We’ll update this post when servers are back online or if Bungie extends the maintenance period past its expected time.