Destiny 2 Experienced Some Unplanned Downtime After Players' Resources Went Missing

Destiny 2 Experienced Some Unplanned Downtime After Players' Resources Went Missing

Players logged in to find that their currencies had pulled a disappearing act.

With Destiny 2's regular weekly reset on Tuesday, Bungie briefly took down the game's servers for some expected maintenance. Once the servers came back up, many players logged in to find that their Glimmer and other hard-earned materials had vanished.

After several hours of emergency maintenance, Bungie brought Destiny 2 back online, with players' inventories restored back to a pre-patch state. In total, Destiny 2 was down for around 9 hours, about twice as long as the stretch of emergency downtime needed on the day Bungie launched the Shadowkeep expansion last year.

Bungie has clarified that any player progress or purchases made between 8:30 and 10am PST yesterday needs to be redone, including those made with the premium currency Silver. Any Silver spent during that time should reappear in players' inventories.

Unfortunately, while Destiny 2's mostly back to normal, some players have discovered that they've lost some of the rewards they picked up as part of the recent Corridors of Time puzzle. After the puzzle was solved, Bungie announced that the Tuesday reset would close the Corridors for good, meaning players had a limited time to collect specific lore entries and a special emblem—now, a handful of players who collected them shortly before the reset and ensuing downtime report that they've lost the emblem, lore entries, or both.

Bungie has acknowledged that the lore removals are due to a separate issue that will be resolved with a future update. Hiccups like these are more-or-less unavoidable with live service games, but given the seemingly arbitrary decision to make the Corridors a limited-time only event, it's hard to fault players for being annoyed at the situation.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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