When Guardians on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One purchased and booted up Destiny: Rise of Iron
today, one of the last things they wanted to encounter was server issues. Unfortunately, though, it seems as if Bungie wasn’t fully prepared for the huge inundation of Guardians ready to rush into action upon the expansion’s launch, as many fans discovered the inability to simply access servers, while some of those that could were actually getting kicked from the game.
While the heavy traffic for Destiny: Rise of Iron most likely was one of the main sources of the server problems, Bungie has now issued an official announcement declaring that the login issues which were affecting players have now been resolved across all platforms. As seen in the tweet from the studio’s Help Desk below, the “Tapir errors” shouldn’t affect fans anymore.
Issues that were preventing players from signing into Destiny resulting in Tapir errors have been resolved on all platforms.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2016
Be that as it may, this doesn’t mean Destiny fans won’t encounter more server problems related to Rise of Iron in the near future. After all, it’s quite possible that when the expansion’s Wrath of the Machine raid releases this Friday that droves of Guardians will be prepared to take on the task, which could result in further stress on the servers and could cause problems similar to those that fans experienced today.
However, considering Bungie’s quick action in turning around these recent issues with Destiny, as well as having a couple of days’ in advance to chart gameplay statistics and estimate exactly how many players are starting Rise of Iron’s content, it’s safe to speculate that the studio will be able to have a clearer assessment of what kind of server traffic should be anticipated in preparation for Wrath of the Machine. Nevertheless, it’s important to note that even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, so the potential for future problems remains.
In any event, while Destiny‘s servers being overloaded often causes a headache for both fans and developers alike, one positive aspect that can be taken from the situation is that it’s proof that loads of people are playing the game. Considering all of the materials included in Rise of Iron intended to bring veterans and newbies into the action-RPG, with the expansion’s Exotic weapons being one example among many, Bungie will undoubtedly continue to see a sizable influx of fans make a return to the title or join in for the first time.
Of course, should issues plaguing Destiny‘s servers persist, there’s a high likelihood of a steep drop-off in users occurring, as it would surely cause many to quickly turn their backs on Rise of Iron. Hopefully, though, Bungie will be able to ensure that the game continues to run smoothly, and it will keep players engaged until the title’s proper sequel launches in 2017.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: Bungie Help — Twitter