Destiny 2 is coming back online after Season of the Splicer goes sideways

Guardians shoot a Minotaur inside a Vex simulation.
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Update: After doing whatever it did, Bungie is "slowly" bringing Destiny 2 back online. You may have to spend some time in a queue before getting back in, and other rough bits could crop up, but with any luck the Season of the Splicer is now, for real, underway.

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Today's rollout of Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer does not appear to be going well: A "Honeydew" error was keeping players from accessing the new content, and now the game has been taken offline entirely for "emergency maintenance."

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One interesting twist in all this is that crossplay is apparently working to some extent, even though it's not supposed to go live until later this year. Plenty of players are confirming it, but others are suggesting that it could actually be complicating the situation—like a goat rodeo at a Gong Show.

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Bungie hasn't elaborated on what exactly the issue is here or when we might expect the game to return, but we'll keep an eye on things and update when it's time to get back into action.

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.