Destiny 2 had a lengthy server maintenance session Tuesday, that finally ended after an almost five-hour period. This lengthy server maintenance was brought about by the 3.1.01 hotfix, which released both new free and seasonal content.
Destiny 2 Server Maintenance Finally Ends
The maintenance was originally planned to begin at11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, with players being booted at 8:45. However, the maintenance lasted to 5 p.m. ET instead, with players finally allowed to sign in to Destiny 2 at 4 p.m.
There are likely a couple of reasons why the server maintenance took so long compared to usual, with the reintroduction of the S.A.B.E.R strike probably being one of the biggest reasons. This returning strike was supposed to be added in last week, but a bug prevented players from accessing it. There's a good chance the extended server maintenance was due to Bungie trying to find a way to fix it. Other possible reasons could be the updates to the new exotic Presage quest. The master version of the quest came out this week, but the quest is lacking any champion-type enemies despite promising them.
The good news is that the servers are finally back online, the bad news is that the game seems to have gotten more buggy and unstable to many. In particular, teleporting enemies have frustrated players. With these issues still in the game, this may not be the last time we see a lengthy server maintenance session.