It has become a regular occurrence for Destiny 2 servers to undergo maintenance on the first few days of the week, and this week will be no different. At 8am PT, Destiny 2 will hold a 4-hour maintenance period that should conclude by 12 pm PT. However, past maintenance periods have been extended and it is very likely that this one will as well. Players won’t be removed from the game until 9am PT, however, provided they are already logged in.
Considering that Destiny 2 released less than a month ago, the sequel is still in its infancy and has plenty of kinks to work out. Some of those kinks are server side and will be addressed by Bungie developers and engineers, while some issues will be fixed to improve players’ experience with the game.
One of the biggest changes coming after today’s Destiny 2 maintenance is a fix for the Emperor’s Seal objective in the raid exotic weapon quest. Originally, every section of the Leviathan Raid was supposed to offer a certain number of seals, but instead they only awarded one.
Post-fix, every section of the raid will still give 1 tick of progress on the quest, but completing the quest will now only require 10 sections completed. Once done, players can talk to Benedict 99-40 and claim a slightly upgraded version of the Legend of Acrius exotic shotgun.
Other tweaks on the docket include eliminating a bug that delivered clan engrams at 10 power for the raid and Trials of the Nine. At first, most players simply thought this was by design – a way for Bungie to give clans raid and Trials gear but not help them increase in power level – but that was not the case. For that reason we highly recommend clans avoid completing the raid until after the maintenance has ended and the hot fix has been released, or at least don’t collect the engram until then.
While this week’s hot fix has some important changes in it, there are still plenty of areas where Destiny 2 can improve. Bungie has already revealed that it is investing a bug with Cayde’s Stash and Lost Sector chests that is leaving them empty, but that seems to be an issue with the secret chest lockout. For some reason Bungie put in a lockout that prevents chests from dropping rewards if players open too many too quickly, and this is impacting chests that it shouldn’t.
In other words, don’t be surprised if there is another maintenance next week and another hot fix to follow. Next week might also see the launch of the first Iron Banner or the Leviathan Raid Prestige difficulty.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24th.