Destiny 2 server status – are the servers down?

What's the current Destiny 2 server status? Bungie has taken it offline while it attempts to fix an ongoing issue with the multiplayer game.

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26th Jan 2023 –  Destiny 2 is back up and running. Original story and more details follow below.

You might be wondering what’s going on with the Destiny 2 server status, in turn asking ‘are the Destiny servers down?’ as Bungie has stopped all online functionality in its live service multiplayer game. If so don’t worry, as we’ve put together everything we know about the Destiny 2 downtime for you right here, including when we can expect the servers to go live again.

Destiny 2 was brought offline by Bungie on Tuesday, January 24 due to an issue “surrounding missing Triumphs, Seals, and Catalysts” in the game. Bungie has also made it clear that when the Destiny 2 server status changes to online, the team “will also be rolling back all player accounts to their state as of 8:20 AM PST, prior to Hotfix going live.”

Don’t worry if you think you’ll lose lots of Destiny 2 progress either, as “prior to Hotfix” only means January 24, as that’s when the update was rolled out for the FPS game. It does mean loot earned after this hotfix will be lost, though.

Downtime and updates on Destiny 2 server status are nothing new, but the timeline seems fairly far along for this issue, as Bungie says in its string of updates that “we are testing a fix. Once testing is complete, we will deploy and verify the fix before bringing Destiny 2 back online.”

Update – Jan 26: Bungie reports that “Destiny 2 is up and running with all character information restored.” It explains in a tweet thread that updates originally aimed to be included in Lightfall were moved up, but that one “unexpectedly caused an issue with titles, seals, and catalysts losing progress,” so the team made the call to take the game offline in order to protect players’ progress.

You can see the timeline of updates on the Bungie forums, with updates also rolling out to the Bungie Help Twitter account.

Now that you can get back into the game, you might want to check out the best Destiny 2 Warlock builds for PvP and PvE, or the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon this week instead. We’re also getting closer to the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date, and we’ve broken down everything you can expect from the game’s expansion should you want to know more.