Destiny 2: The Final Shape Launch Marred by Technical Issues

  • 06-06-2024 |
  • Taylor Jones

The much-hyped final chapter of Destiny 2's Light & Darkness Saga, The Final Shape, has arrived — but not without its share of bumps. Players have eagerly awaited this expansion, anticipating the thrilling climax to years of gameplay. Unfortunately, many have encountered problems right from the onset, from connectivity issues to missing out on crucial cutscenes. It’s a disappointing start for an event of this magnitude, and the outcry among the community has been palpable.

Following the launch, some players reported struggles logging in, being abruptly disconnected during missions, and missing important cutscenes. If you’ve reached the end of missions 1, 4, 5, 6, or 7 without seeing those special animated sequences, you’re not alone. These issues have tarnished what should have been a triumphant culmination of a beloved saga. Bungie’s immediate response has been an apology and a commitment to resolving these disruptions swiftly.

On Twitter, Bungie acknowledged the issues, stating, "If connection issues have blocked you from playing or enjoying The Final Shape today, we want to apologize. We're hard at work trying to resolve each of these issues as quickly as possible, and many of the connection issues from this morning have already been fixed." The team has been resolute in updating the community on their progress, demonstrating a dedicated effort to right the ship.

Notably, errors branded with whimsical names like Honeydew and Plum were among the first to be fixed. However, the error known as Currant, which causes players to be ejected from gameplay, remains a top priority. Rolling server restarts are in progress to address this persistent issue, and updates on subsequent errors, such as Cabbage and Weasel, are anticipated. Bungie's transparency and consistent communication indicate they are taking these problems seriously.

For those who missed out on cutscenes due to these technical hiccups, Bungie suggests replaying the affected missions via the Replayable Missions node on the Pale Heart map. Alternatively, many of these sequences are already available on YouTube, uploaded by fellow players. As Bungie continues to iron out these issues, the community remains engaged, hopeful that a smooth experience will soon be within everyone's grasp. The Final Shape's rocky launch serves as a reminder of the complex tapestry that online game expansions can weave.