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Destiny 2 Servers Will Go Down for Hotfix on March 23, Scheduled Maintenance, Notes and more

Destiny, the popular online multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Bungie, is set to receive Hotfix on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Bungie will take both Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 servers offline for maintenance to deploy the update. Here’s everything you need to know about the scheduled downtime and what to expect from the upcoming Hotfix.

The maintenance will commence at 7:00 AM PDT (-7 UTC) and is expected to conclude at 1:00 PM PDT (-7 UTC). During this time, players will experience temporary unavailability of certain features, followed by the release of Hotfix

The downtime is expected to last until 12:00 PM PDT when Hotfix will become available across all platforms and regions. Players can then log back into the game but may face queues or sign-on issues due to ongoing background maintenance. Bungie expects the maintenance to conclude at 1:00 PM PDT.

Destiny 2 Hotfix Changelog



  • Root of Nightmares
    • Fixed an issue where players were being locked out of the Red Border Chest after the weekly reset.
    • Fixed an issue where Focused Light and Focused Darkness would not trigger in the Zo’aurc encounter.
    • Fixed an issue where Sunblight enemies could be damaged through their shields by The Colony Exotic Grenade Launcher.
      • Those clever little spiders have been reprimanded one more time.
    • Fixed an issue where players could equip raid mods without obtaining them first.
  • Shattered Throne
    • Fixed an issue where the dungeon node would not appear to some players.


  • Fixed an issue where Cabal Threshers were doing more damage than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where the European Dead Zone node would not unlock for some players.



  • Fixed an issue where the Winterbite Exotic Glaive was benefitting from other Glaives damage increasing perks.
  • Fixed an issue where the Glaive melee feed kills where showing the projectile label.
  • Fixed an issue where the extra Arc volley granted by the Two Tailed Fox’s Exotic Catalyst was not firing properly.
  • Fixed an issue where some weapon mods were not available for some players.


  • Fixed an issue where equipping too many passive Armor Charge benefits would deactivate artifact perks.
  • Changed Empowered Finish to count as a finisher mod for purposes of mutual exclusivity. This mod can no longer be equipped alongside a finisher mod that also consumes Armor Charge stacks.
    • Having the ability to generate and spend Armor Charge stacks on the same mod was creating conditions where latency would sometimes cause the perks to activate in an incorrect order.
    • Additionally, when combined with Stacks on Stacks, Empowering Finish was circumventing the basic Armor Charge mechanics too easily, resulting in generating too many Orbs of Power, ammo bricks, overshields, etc.
  • The Untangler Artifact perk will no longer trigger melee perks.


  • Fixed the issue introduced in that reverted Mandarin voice over to English.


  • Increased the time to give Commendations to other players after finishing certain activities.
  • Moved the Legend Lost Sectors Solo and the Legend Lost Sector Solo Flawless requirements from Guardian Rank 7 to Rank 8.
  • Moved the Master Lost Sectors Solo and the Master Lost Sector Solo Flawless requirements from Guardian Rank 9 to Rank 10.
    • Note: Players will keep keep their earned progress after these Lost Sector requirements move to the higher Rank.

Below is information on upcoming server maintenance periods or updates to a Destiny release:

Thursday, March 23, 2023
7:00 AM PDT -7 UTC
    • Destiny 2 will undergo maintenance.
    • Sign-on and game integration features will be unavailable on web, mobile, 3rd-party apps, and the Bungie Store.
    • Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.
7:45 AM PDT -7 UTC
    • Destiny 2 will be brought offline for expected maintenance.
    • Players will be removed from activities and won’t be able to log back in until 12 PM PDT.
    • Ongoing Destiny maintenance is expected to conclude at 1 PM PDT.
12:00 PM PDT -7 UTC
    • Hotfix will be available across all platforms and regions.
    • Players will be able to log back into Destiny 2.
    • Players logging into the game may be placed in a queue and may experience sign-on issues as background maintenance is still ongoing.
1:00 PM PDT -7 UTC
    • Destiny 2 maintenance is expected to conclude.
    • Console players who encounter issues updating to should restart their console and try downloading the Hotfix.
    • Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.


As of now, Bungie has not released the patch notes for Hotfix However, players can expect bug fixes, gameplay adjustments, and possibly new in-game features. Once the patch notes become (if they do) available, we’ll update this article.

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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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