Future 2 Lightfall upkeep downtime will final 24 hours, based on a latest publish on the Bungie weblog as a part of its This Week at Bungie sequence. The upkeep will precede the Future 2 Lightfall launch date, which incorporates the launch of Future 2 season 20 and the Future 2 Strand subclass within the FPS recreation. Nonetheless, Future 2 gamers can pre-install Lightfall throughout this time, based on the TWAB.
“Be suggested that the obtain file can be massive, however this new set up will enhance load instances, and total disk house utilization can be smaller afterwards,” the publish says.
In the end, the downtime means Guardians ought to plan to finish all excellent Future 2 season 19 goals earlier than the scheduled upkeep downtime, starting on February 27 at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST / 5 pm UTC. Whereas Bungie has not expressly shared why the sport requires this downtime, taking the sport completely offline ensures the group can take a look at for bugs because it migrates its take a look at construct to stay Future 2 servers.
Whereas such an outage just isn’t uncommon for Bungie upfront of a brand new DLC, this scheduled downtime comes amidst complaints that the sport’s structure may have an improve. Future 2 DLC launches are sometimes rocky, with some gamers struggling to entry the servers even hours after the scheduled DLC launch. Within the TWAB, Bungie acknowledged that it expects this to be the case with Lightfall. Additional, latest stories of varied error codes and gamers reporting misplaced progress towards Triumphs have led some to query whether or not the whole thing of the Future 2 infrastructure wants an overhaul to greatest assist the favored live-service house recreation.
An unconfirmed Future 2 leak steered that Bungie plans to take a yr off from Future 2 after the discharge of the finale yr of the present Future storyline, which can be a part of a DLC known as The Remaining Form. The Remaining Form is ready to launch in 2024. The leak suggests Bungie will use this time to rebuild the sport’s total infrastructure.
Gentle bearers have only some extra weeks to finish excellent duties within the Season of the Seraph. In case you’ve but to discover every part this season provides, you could have only some extra weeks left to finish the Future 2 Revision Zero unique quest and earn its catalysts earlier than the brand new season. You’ll additionally wish to try our latest interview with Bungie narrative group members, who gave terrific insights into The Witness’s position within the recreation.