Destiny 2 is now offline, will go live on Steam tomorrow

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The good news is that the process of moving Destiny 2 from to Steam ahead of the launch of Shadowkeep and New Light has begun. The bad news—because there is no light without darkness—is that Destiny 2, and Destiny if that's still your thing, are now offline, and won't be back until tomorrow.

The lengthy downtime was announced last week, but Bungie's help site now has a detailed schedule of how it will all go, if it all goes according to plan. The games were taken offline earlier this afternoon, and "some of the and Destiny Companion features will be unavailable on web, mobile, and third-party apps" as well. Basically, you need to find something else to do today.

The tweet says maintenance should conclude at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on October 1, while the help site says it will be done at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET, but the apparent mixup is a matter of terminology: Destiny 1 and 2 services are expected to be back online at 10 am PT, also when the update will begin rolling out. That process is scheduled to be complete by noon. 

Bungie warned that some players may have trouble signing in during the period of "background maintenance" between 10 am and noon PT, and given the scope of the move, it's possible that there will be some other bumps along the way too. We'll keep you posted.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.