Take note, Guardians: Bungie has announced plans to take Destiny offline tomorrow, November 13th, for scheduled maintenance beginning 8am PST.
In a post over on the studio’s dedicated blog, the company confirmed the bout of maintenance, stating that players will be able to hop onto the Destiny servers immediately after the four-hour downtime — providing Bungie doesn’t run in to any unexpected hitches.
“On Thursday, November 13th, we’ll be taking Destiny offline for several hours. This totally planned service outage will enable us to prepare for the arrival of a series of updates planned for the next few weeks. During this time, you’ll be unable to play Destiny. We’re sorry about the interruption, but it’s for the greater good.
Once services are restored, your experience as a player will be unchanged. The updates we’re making will be on our side, so you won’t need to download or install a new batch of content. This work will help us pave the way for the progress that was foretold in the last Weekly Update.”
From what we gather, it seems as though the developing team will use this planned window of time to lay the foundations for the game’s maiden expansion The Dark Below, which is poised to drop at the beginning of December. Moreover, Bungie will likely implement the standard round of bug fixes and tweaks as it looks to maintain the appeal of its shared-world shooter, all the while introducing chat compatibility for teammates and an update that will refine “traffic flow” within certain regions of the game.
The Dark Below will rear its otherworldly head on December 9th for Destiny players. For more on the imminent maintenance, you can check out the comprehensive post over on Bungie’s blog.