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Destiny 2 Servers Down As The Final Shape Arrives

Destiny 2 servers strike again...

With the launch of The Final Shape, many players have been encountering errors while trying to launch Destiny 2 as well as during their sessions. If you’ve been wondering if the Destiny 2 servers are down currently, then we’ve got you covered.

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Here’s everything we know about Destiny 2 The Final Shape launch and why server instability seems to be running amuck.

Are The Destiny 2 Servers Down? How to Check Server Status

Live-service online games like Destiny 2 occasionally have server issues, especially when releasing large amounts of content like new DLC or an expansion. Such is the case with The Final Shape, bringing in hundreds of thousands of players back to the online game.

To check if other Destiny 2 players are experiencing server issues, you could use a few resources like:

If the servers are down for all players, you can usually find reports and updates about their status on the pages listed above.

Unsurprisingly, the Destiny 2 servers have been having a difficult time managing the huge influx of players that have arrived since the launch of The Final Shape. The servers aren’t exactly “down” per say, but they are very unstable as of right now.

Typically, with a new Destiny 2 expansion, this has always been the case. And especially with The Final Shape being the culmination of the Light and Dark saga, it seems that the sudden spike in the player base has caused players to either be stuck on the main menu loading screen, or they have been encountering connectivity issues while in the game.

However, hold tight. These server issues will persist for a while but will be brought under control as Bungie adjusts to the drastic influx of players.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape Player Count

Currently, according to SteamCharts, Destiny 2 is boasting an impressive 250,000 player count on Steam: the highest number since the launch of Lighttfall in 2023.

Once again, the server issues can be attributed to this sudden spike in the player base, which pretty much doubled overnight.

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Kijanna is a Writer for Prima Games. He is a former Editorial Assistant and Writer at Dexerto, a gaming YouTuber with over 60,000 subscribers, Social Media Manager, and avid Destiny 2 player with over 5 years in the industry.