Destiny 2 The Final Shape is looking great, but its servers aren’t

The initial response for Destiny 2 The Final Shape campaign seems to be doing fine, but players were unable to play due to multiple server issues.

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The most anticipated expansion for Destiny 2, The Final Shape, is here, and it is once again suffered the usual Day 1 issues. While many of the initial issues have reportedly been fixed, first impression did not go well with many.

Being the concluding expansion for the ongoing light vs darkness series, Steam alone saw a peak player count of 314k. Combined this with other platforms, the servers gave up on the launch, with players stuck in the loading screen. Those who were somehow able to get were handed various error codes and booted either to the orbit from a mission or black to the loading screen, making players miss crucial cutscenes.

This has seemingly enraged a large chunk of the player base, as they missed out on the initial release when they made spare time. The DLC was also delayed previously, which added more backlash to Bungie with fans calling out that these issues appears with every major release.

The DLC or at least the initial missions on the other hand has been praised by many for its new variety of mechanics, visuals, music and enemies. Over the next few days, players are likely to forget the server issues.

Bungie apologizes for the issues

Following the huge outcry from the Destiny community, Bungie posted a response and apologized from the fans regarding the login and server issues. They also posted some workarounds for the cutscenes players missed, but many have opted to simply watch them on YouTube.

“We built The Final Shape to be an exciting, cathartic, story-driven adventure for everyone to enjoy.  We’re truly sorry if connection issues and instability is getting in the way of that experience, and we promise to keep working until these issues are resolved,” Bungie said.

Sometime after, the development team followed up, revealing that several of the issues have been fixed, which seems to be true as of now. Few are still complaining, but many have pointed out that these individuals are just internet trolls. The server issues have resulted in a spree of initial negative reviews, all we can do now is hope everything goes well after the recent fixes.

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