Destiny 2 Update Prepares For Beyond Light Expansion Next Week

Bungie's taking Destiny 2 offline next week and preparing for the next big chapter in its cosmic sandbox.

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Destiny 2's big Beyond Light expansion arrives on November 10, but before it goes live, developer Bungie will start preparing its sandbox with some necessary maintenance. On November 9, Destiny 2 will go offline from 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET and Bungie will remove players from all activities. Players will be unable to log in until 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on Nov 10, but when they return they'll be able to download Update 3.0.0.1.

This scheduled maintenance will also result in Destiny 2 having a smaller digital footprint at the cost of several destinations and activities being locked away in the Destiny Vault. You'll need to redownload the entire game though, which will be between 59 GB and 71 GB in size depending on the platform. Players will also be able to start pre-loading for Beyond Light on the evening of November 9, 10 hours before the expansion officially goes live.

There'll be plenty of new content to explore in the latest expansion next week, which includes three new Stasis subclasses (Titan Behemoth, Hunter Revenant, and Warlock Shadebinder), a return to the Cosmodrome from the original Destiny, and challenges, which will run over the course of the Season of the Hunt.

You can check out our Destiny 2 hub and preorder page for more information on the expansion. Destiny 2 will also be playable through backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, with next-gen upgrades arriving in December.

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