Three weeks after one of the biggest releases of Destiny 2, Bungie will be implementing a second patch to the sandbox. The Hotfix version of 126.96.36.199 is scheduled to go live with the upcoming daily reset on March 10. Typically, players will also experience downtime for smoother sailings in the release.
As per the official announcement from Bungie's official support Twitter account, the expected maintenance will start at 5:00 am Pacific Standard Time. However, everyone will be removed from any ongoing activity at 6:45 am Pacific (1445 UTC).
The official servers are expected to back up during the daily reset alongside the Hotfix.
Destiny 2 downtime for server maintenance and when will it come back up
The Destiny 2 community is no stranger to downtime before and after a big update. Before the start of The Witch Queen, Bungie took down their servers for a total of 14 hours. So it is only natural for a live service game to have a few hiccups before a patch gets along the path.
The official downtime for the upcoming Hotfix 188.8.131.52 is as follows:
- Australia: 1:45 am to 4:00 am (March 11)
- UK: 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm (March 10)
- India: 8:15 pm to 10:30 pm (March 10)
- China: 10:45 pm (March 10) to 1:00 am (March 11)
While there haven't been any official patch notes on 184.108.40.206, many claim the changes to be improvements in drop rates. Bungie's Community Manager Liana Ruppert confirmed that the upcoming Hotfix will replace the bugged Ascendant Alloys on Master Rahool, making it more accessible from next week.
Other changes include the much-awaited name-change feature that got disabled last year with Season of the Lost. However, players will change their in-game display names once the Hotfix gets released with the daily reset. This will only apply to everyone once.
Wellspring might also see some tweaking in its loot pool, where players might get more drops after finishing the activity. Destiny 2 game director Joe Blackburn said the following regarding the Wellspring drops:
"In a patch targeting next week, we will be increasing the drop chances for weapons in Wellspring, and adding bad luck protection for both getting a standard drop and getting a Deepsight resonate version of a weapon."
Players can expect the official patch notes to be released minutes after the daily reset and 220.127.116.11 goes live.