Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph will undergo a few changes ahead of the upcoming weekend. On January 11, Destiny 2's official Twitter account announced quite a few additions to the game, which are meant to make life easier for all players before Lightfall's arrival. On top of that, the official servers will be taken down for an upcoming hotfix.
The upcoming Destiny 2 maintenance is scheduled for an hour, with players being removed from all activities starting at 8:45 am PDT. The official servers will come back online during the regular reset time at 9 am PDT, with the overall maintenance concluding an hour after the servers return.
Destiny 2 maintenance time zones for all major regions (January 11)
Destiny 2 will be going offline before today's reset, as Bungie prepares to deploy Hotfix 188.8.131.52, alongside possibly unlocking standard mods for every player. The server downtimes for all major regions are as follows:
- India: 10:15 pm to 10:30 pm (December 13)
- China: 12:45 am to 1 am (December 14)
- UK: 5:45 pm to 6 pm (December 13)
- Australia: 2:45 am to 3 am (December 14)
- Brazil: 1:45 pm to 2 pm (December 13)
Typically, players will be unable to access certain Destiny API applications such as DIM (Destiny Item Manager), Destiny Companion App, Destiny Tracker, Bungie's official website, Light.gg, Braytech, and more during the break. These services will likely remain unavailable even after the game comes online, since the maintenance is scheduled to run for another hour.
During the maintenance uptime, players may face several error codes such as CAT, Weasel, or Calabrese, due to background maintenance that will still be active after the servers go online.
Players may continue to encounter in-game issues after the server comes up, as Bungie will still be conducting background maintenance until 10:00 am PDT. To read the entire patch notes of Hotfix 184.108.40.206, interested fans can head over to Bungie's official website sometime after the reset. The company has already stated the following regarding the changes they're making with standard armor mods:
"As a preview of things to come in Lightfall, we have some exciting updates coming soon. Tomorrow, all standard Armor Mods are unlocked for everyone! With big changes coming to buildcrafting in Lightfall, we want to give everyone a chance to enjoy all mods in their current state."
As a result, players can expect some minor changes in the sandbox title's gameplay ahead of the Lightfall release, as Bungie is looking to make things easier in the latest season of The Witch Queen expansion.