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Destiny Servers Crumble on Destiny Release



The Destiny release date is finally here and with millions of users trying to play the Destiny servers are down for a vocal group of gamers who cannot connect to Destiny servers to play or who are getting booted from the Destiny servers while playing.

Destiny requires a connection to the Destiny servers for users to play because even in single player story modes you are sharing a connected world with other gamers. There is not a lot that you can do in Destiny without an Internet connection and being hooked up to the Destiny servers.

The Destiny Beta helped Bungie determine what they needed for the Destiny release date, and the servers went live a day early so that reviewers could try the game, but now that we are right in the middle of the Destiny release day users are still experiencing Destiny server problems.

Destiny Server problems frustrate on the Destiny release date.

Destiny Server problems frustrate on the Destiny release date. Credit – @RealTempleton

Users that run into the Destiny server problem will know because they will drop from a mission and see an error message saying,

Your Connection to Destiny servers has been lost. Please try again later. There may be a problem with your Internet connection.

For possible solutions , visit and search for error code elk.

For Destiny server problems with the code Elk, you don’t need to go looking for a new Internet connection. Bungie is tracking a general networking error.

If you are trying to play Destiny you may not be able to enjoy the new game as the Destiny servers crumble under the weight of millions of gamers trying to play what is arguably the most anticipated game of 2014.

So far Bungie and Bungie Support Twitter accounts are not addressing the problem, although they shared a now humorous tweet yesterday, inviting users to watch if they can’t play Destiny.

A growing number of gamers on Twitter are talking about the Destiny Servers. Most of the tweets ask, “if the Destiny Servers are down?” While others simply complain about not playing on the Destiny release date due to server problems.

It’s frustrating to see Destiny server problems during the morning, when many people are at school and work. Hopefully Bungie is able to fix the problem during the day so that gamers can play when they get home from a long day.

Server problems are nothing new for gamers. During the GTA Online release gamers could not play the online part of the game for almost a week. On the Madden 15 release date we could not play online games with friends for over an hour of trying.

With Destiny, the problem is more of an issue because the missions are all part of a connected Destiny world. If you are trying to level up your Guardian and play Destiny on your own, you still need a connection to the Destiny servers to make this happen.

Destiny servers can't stand up to the Destiny release day flood of gamers.

Destiny servers can’t stand up to the Destiny release day flood of gamers.

Bungie offers three tips for a better Destiny experience. Make sure you have a good high-speed connection. Use a Network cable instead of WiFi for a more stable connection. And finally make sure you have an Open NAT. You can check out the directions to set up an OPEN NAT on Xbox or a Type 1 NAT on PlayStation so that you are ready to ready to go and there are no issues on your end preventing a connection to the Destiny Servers.



  1. wesd

    09/09/2014 at 8:28 am

    Been playing since 5am est on ps4.. Haven’t experienced a single connection issue!

  2. jizzface

    09/09/2014 at 10:21 am

    Played for bout s hour and half this mornibg. And had no problems

  3. JStillwell

    09/09/2014 at 12:39 pm

    Picked it up last night at midnight for the XBone. Not been able to connect at all since. Pretty upsetting.

  4. jdhddk

    09/09/2014 at 2:59 pm

    I played for about 3 hours and finally the problem is catching up to me :'(

  5. wesd

    09/09/2014 at 4:35 pm

    Update: have played constantly all day, 5am est until now at 7:30pm est, on a ~5mbps connection ( courtesy of AT&T). Have had no connection issues still.

  6. SRobbP

    09/09/2014 at 7:16 pm

    Okay so these solutions I’m seeing are just pissing me off even more. It’s not your fault; I appreciate the help. But what bothers me is that I have an open NAT and everything. I just keep getting booted from the servers in the middle of gameplay. I’m not on a university wifi either.

  7. generation360

    09/09/2014 at 8:55 pm

    Played for about three hours on my 360 and now I can’t play at all get booted everytime I log on..

  8. nero

    09/09/2014 at 9:02 pm

    Just started to get booted from the game not long ago. And same mission I was in during the beta. What a coincidence.

  9. Razor

    09/09/2014 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like the servers are fixed now

  10. joaomarcelo160299

    09/09/2014 at 10:40 pm

    I got error code baboon. What does this mean?

  11. kevlar

    09/10/2014 at 7:23 pm

    I have only been able to play for a few hours and ive had it since yesterday morning. Keep getting different errors. Yeah it was real classy for bungie to tweet that. Thousands of people feeling ripped off and angry and they have the nerve to 1. Not address the issue or even make a statement about it. And 2. Post that garbage on Twitter. I’m already done with this game, I’ll be returning it and never purchasing another title of theirs.

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