The upcoming Destiny 2 The Witch Queen expansion is almost here, releasing on February 22. For now, fans are eagerly awaiting the moment when they can try out new powers and craft weapons that resist force. The power of Savathûn and the fearsome Hive Knights is represented by the Light, the twisted power wielded by the guardians. With so many people eagerly awaiting the upcoming expansion, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for the heavy queue times and game preload. This guide details when you can preload Destiny 2 The Witch Queen and when the servers are down.
Developer Bungie has shared a quick preload schedule and downtime for the Witch Queen blog post close to the bottom. The team analyzes how long the servers are expected to be offline, when players can start preloading games, and when the servers will be back up. The servers will go offline starting February 21 at 7pm Pacific Time, and you can start preloading The Witch Queen a few hours later at 9pm. The servers will be back up and running on February 22nd at 9am Pacific Time, and scheduled maintenance will end at 11am.
- February 21, 7pm PST (0300 UTC): Destiny 2 is taken offline.
- Feb 21, 9 p.m. (0500 UTC): Preload for Hotfix 184.108.40.206 will be available on all platforms.
- February 22, 9 a.m. (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 will be brought back online. Hotfix 220.127.116.11 will be playable on all platforms and regions.
- February 22, 11 a.m. (1900 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance is scheduled to be completed.
However, if you’re playing Destiny 2 on PlayStation 4, you’ll need to download PlayStation 4 compatibility packs before The Witch Queen becomes available. You’ll be able to do this once The Witch Queen preload has completed the download while the server is still offline.
February 22 is going to be a big day, with a million pre-orders for the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion. Hopefully the servers are ready so more people can join in on the first day. Make sure to preload your Destiny 2 app as soon as possible to properly prepare for it.
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