This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. You can read our scored review of Destiny here.
Tuesday, September 16 | T-minus 23 days until final verdict
Current State of Service: Good
's launch week has been generally smooth, with a few outlying issues. The game has been updated and new content added.
Launch week has come and gone, and Destiny
's servers seem to be handling things well. Bungie has issued an update to the game and added the first "Raid" mission, the Vault of Glass
, which is intended for (very) high level players. Over the weekend, players could also jump into a special, limited-time Crucible mode called Salvage. Bungie has announced several other events
that will take place over the next few months.
The Joystiq staff hasn't encountered any persistent connection issues thus far. Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell did lose connection during a Strike mission, though his equipment and experience progression were not lost. He also notes that the update immediately booted him
to the title screen – his ship had been in orbit at the time – and prompted him to install the file. Other players have made similar reports, saying that the update notice even kicked them out of missions in progress.
Finally, Joystiq's review of Destiny
is now live. You can read it right here
If you encounter any connection problems while playing Destiny
, let us know in the comments, or on the Joystiq Twitter
accounts. Use the hashtag "#sos" and specify your platform, please.