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Destiny servers down for update, hack proof hopes

We have an important heads-up for Destiny gamers now, as Bungie has warned that Destiny servers will be down on Tuesday October 7 for some scheduled and most welcome maintenance.

Destiny down has not been a rarity since launch, as most will remember that the game was recently the subject of an attack by the LizardSquad group, the same people who managed to take PSN offline as well.

Bungie has stated on their website that Destiny servers will be offline in preparation for a Hot Fix. During this time, the game will be completely offline for several hours and Bungie has hinted that the main flavor of the update is to boost the game’s security – perhaps a clear reference to ensuring that they are ‘hack proof’ in future after the recent attack.

Here’s the important part though. Bungie has also given an exact time for when Destiny servers are likely to go offline. It will happen at around 7am Pacific Time on Tuesday, October 7th – meaning 10am for those on Eastern Time, 3pm for those in the UK and the rest of Europe.

There’s a fair amount of other fixes in store too, such as server performance improvements, more data logging for matchmaking systems and improved connectivity failure handling when it comes to KTOs.

It looks like a fairly essential update for the game and one which most of you should appreciate despite the scheduled offline time, which perhaps isn’t ideal for those in Europe.

Still though, if this Destiny server update prevents future hacks, it can only be a good thing right? Let us know your thoughts on your current Destiny experience.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Mikey

I don’t care what time it went off just want to know when I can play cause if I play a different game I won’t play destiny again 🙁

Mikey
Mikey

What time will it be back on in UK ? I have to be up for work at 5:30am tomorrow :(((

Lyn
Lyn

Hi, as you mentioned the scheduled offline time is disappointing 🙁

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