Destiny servers down today before 1.1.1 update

Both Bungie.net and Destiny servers are going offline today for two hours between 10AM and 12 Noon Pacific time for a scheduled maintenance. This is just before the new Destiny 1.1.1 update planned to be deployed this week, exciting stuff.

If you visit the @Bungie Twitter account you can clearly see they do not want you to forget they are performing maintenance on Destiny today, as well as reminding you there will be the new Destiny 1.1.1 update release this week.

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The servers will go down for approximately 2 hours today February 24th. Do not worry though because we have been told this will not affect gameplay because it will be server-side only maintenance.

When it comes to the 1.1.1 patch update, apparently this will bring matchmaking to weekly heroic strikes, where players will not be able to solo them, apparently Nightfall will not be affected. Destiny will also be getting major weapon balancing as well as a reputation UI within the menu.

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What are your views on Destiny servers being down today and the new 1.1.1 update?

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