Destiny 2 is currently undergoing a major update for cross save, which means the servers are currently down. Any addicted Guardian (like myself) will likely want to know how long will Destiny 2 be down – a reasonable question. Thankfully, Bungie has provided players with a clear timeline of events, so you know when the maintenance will be over and Destiny 2 will be back online.
How long will Destiny 2 be down?
The answer to the question, “How long will Destiny 2 be down,” is a simple one: 12 hours. As of June 27th, Destiny 2 will be down starting at 7AM PDT / 10AM ET and finishing at 7PM PDT / 10PM ET. This 12 hour window is to allow Bungie enough time to implement the highly coveted cross save feature that was recently datamined and then announced.
Maintenance has begun. Destiny 1 and 2 are being brought offline. Maintenance will conclude at 7 PM PDT (2 AM UTC).— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) June 27, 2019
Players who observe issues should report to the Help forum: https://t.co/9lcpiG3pif
It’s not just Destiny 2 that is currently down, but also Destiny 1. It seems that for the cross save functionality to be properly implemented, the entire Destiny network had to go down. Whether this means cross save is coming to the original title remains to be seen, though it’s likely the feature will be limited to the sequel.
At the moment, the information surrounding cross save is fairly limited. Bungie’s own site has only three questions-and-answers under the cross save FAQ. However, this is likely going to grow once Destiny 2 goes back up and players start tinkering with switching platforms.
So while Destiny 2 is down for a few hours, now is the perfect time to plan out your Destiny 2 weekend. The Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide has the latest guide coverage for Season of Opulence, including a Menagerie recipe list so you know what item to make.
Now that you know how long Destiny 2 will be down, you can start planning out your day and evening. For those stuck in the 9-to-5 grind, this downtime shouldn’t interfere with your gaming too much, unless you’re on the east coast of North America. Be sure to check back in as we cover everything you need to know about cross save once Destiny 2’s servers go live.