Bungie’s Destiny is undergoing planned maintenance today, starting at 8 AM PST/11 AM ET/4 PM UK time. Signing in to Bungie.net and Companion App services will be restricted and you won’t be able to play at all during the downtime.
The servers are expected to be up again in five hours, so earmark 1 PM PST/4 PM ET/9 PM UK time for when you can get back online. Check the Bungie Twitter though to be absolutely sure when you can start playing the game again.
The reason for the maintenance is obvious – the developer’s biggest update since the release of The Taken King will be going live Tuesday with the April Update. It adds some new Year Two versions of Year One Legendary Weapons and Exotics, a revamped Prison of Elders and Challenge of the Elders mode, new gear to earn with new Chroma highlights, Sterling Treasures and much more. It deploys on April 12th so stay tuned for more information.