Today Bungie had a scheduled update what was going to be available at 1pm EST. Users who attempted to log-on after the update recieved an error message. According to @Bungie (Bungie.net’s Twitter account) the update contained imagery which could be considered as racist or hateful.
“It’s come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol. It is not intentional. We are removing it.” The tweet continued: “Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.”
Destiny 2 released a week ago and Bungie has reported that as-of 9/9/17 there were 1.2 million concurrent players online. This update was to be the first of many in a game that constantly tries to keep everything flowing smoothly for its users.
Update 3:38pm Eastern
After a few log-in attempts to the game we received this message:This was followed by this message:
Bungie’s twitter has tried to keep the public aware of the situation but has changed the predicted time of completion multiple times. The most recent post came at about 2pm EST (11pmPDT) and says they now predict a 5PM EST (3PM PDT) opening of the servers.
UPDATE 5:48PM Eastern
The servers are back up and running!