With the launch of a new campaign on Destiny 2 comes the inevitable surge in traffic, leading to issues with wait times, servers being unavailable, and issues with capacity. So if you fancy a game, how can you find out the Witch Queen Server Status? For many, it may well be worth checking before sitting and waiting in a queue for ages and then having no time to actually play the game.
We'll explain what's going on with the servers on Destiny 2, and how you can find out whether there are problems with the servers, or if it's just a long queue. Here's what you need to know.
Is Destiny 2 Down?
At any given moment, it is certainly possible that there is an issue that means the servers are down. This could be due to routine maintenance for example, or because something has gone wrong and urgent repairs are needed. The easiest way to keep abreast of any server issues is by checking out the Twitter feed @BungieHelp, which will keep you informed of any planned (or unplanned) outages, how long they are likely to last, and when to expect the servers to become available again. You can also follow the @ELDENRING feed to get similar updates.
If you are experiencing issues with accessing the game, bear in mind that with the release of The Witch Queen, Destiny 2 is likely to see an increase in the number of people playing. This is fairly typical when games release new content, and we've seen it many times with many other games. Call of Duty and Fortnite both tend to see spikes in traffic when a new season begins, for example. It's entirely possible that for a while, traffic is going to be higher than normal. In this scenario, there is little you can do, other than wait for things to settle down, or try to access the game at off-peak times.
Usually, though, these spikes in traffic settle down after a relatively short while, and queuing to get into the game tends to quickly resolve itself.
How To Check The Witch Queen Server Status
As we mentioned earlier, the quickest and easiest way to get updates on the server status for the game is to follow the Twitter feed @BungieHelp. Additionally, you can visit the server maintenance and update status page on the Bungie Help site.
This offers detailed information on any upcoming server maintenance, or planned updates. So if you're trying to access the game during a window of time when they have stated that downtime is happening, you'll quickly know what's going on.
You can also use a site such as DownDetector, which collates information about outages. Whichever method you use, these will all help you quickly ascertain whether it's worth you waiting to access the game, or leaving it and trying again another time.