Destiny 2 launched the new Shadowkeep expansion and New Light which is a new free-to-play entry point for players and this helped the game hit a new concurrent player record. More than 200,000 players were logged in Destiny 2 last night according to Steam and while this is a great thing for the game, the developers who are in charge of Destiny 2 were not expecting this massive success and they were forced to take the servers offline due to an overload issue.
Destiny 2 Servers Go Down
“Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are being taken offline for emergency maintenance. Please stand by for updates,” said the developers of Destiny 2 on the official Twitter account. “Emergency maintenance for Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 is still ongoing. We apologize for the continued delay. Please stay tuned for updates on our progress,” added the developers.
Since so many players were trying to join Destiny 2 and enjoy the new content, the developers of the game were forced to introduce a logging queue. Obviously, players were not happy about this but on the bright side of things, it did show that the game is more active than ever and that the new content is going to be filled with lots of players and exciting adventures.
Shadowkeep Expansion Tops The Best-Selling List
The servers for Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 are now live and players don’t have to sit in queues. We also want to mention that the new Shadowkeep expansion managed to climb to the top of Steam’s best selling games.
The awesome thing about this is that it proves that Bungie made the right call by splitting from Activision-Blizzard and deciding to go its own path without having anyone to tell the developers what type of content they should be creating.