Destiny 2 Launch Date Moved Forward to Prevent Server Overload

Bungie announced that they’ll be moving the Destiny 2 launch date on consoles to September 6th. The original release date was September 8th, but they decided to go earlier to avoid server trouble. So far, the weekend after launch has always been the busiest day. So, by launching on Wednesday instead of Friday, Bungie hopes to prevent server burnout.

▼Article Continues Below ▼
Destiny 2 Launch Date Moved Forward to Prevent Server Overload
Destiny 2 Launch Date Moved Forward to Prevent Server Overload

Destiny 2 is probably one of the most highly-anticipated games of the second half of 2017. Originally, the game was supposed to come out on September 8th for consoles, but Bungie announced on E3 that they’re moving it to September 6th. Now, Destiny fans probably don’t mind getting the game two days earlier, but many were probably curious as to why.

Luke Smith, the director of Destiny 2, came out to explain the reason behind the date move. According to Game Rant, Bungie decided to release the game two days earlier to try and avoid server overload. Also, this will allow their technical team more time to prepare for the inevitable rush the first weekend after launch:

We were looking at a bunch of logistics; the technical diligence. Our games at Bungie historically have their highest concurrency on the Saturday of their first week. And so, by going out on a Friday, I think we were putting our technical teams at a risk.

In other words, this is will allow the tech team to get the data they need ahead of the rush. That way, if the game ends up being bigger than they thought, they can adjust to accommodate the number of players. This is all on consoles, though. PC players will have to wait until October 24th to get their hands on the game. This is because the developers need more time to really get it right, considering this is Destiny’s first time on the PC.

As for the Betas, the dates stay the same. Those that pre-order the game will get early access to the Beta: July 18th on the PS4 and July 19th on Xbox One. The Beta will open for all console owners on July 21st. PC players will get a beta some time in August.

If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.

Author JoeTheBard profile picture
A language teacher and video game enthusiast turned rogue, Joe is on a quest to become the ultimate gaming journalist. This is somewhat hampered by his belief that the golden age of gaming ended with the PlayStation One, but he doesn't let that stop him. His favorite games include Soul Reaver and Undertale. Other interests are D'n'D, dad rock, complaining about movies, and being the self-appointed office funny man, which nobody else agrees with.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.