With his latest patch, Bungie had some hiccup. They have added a cool new feature in their recently updated 2.7.1 patch, in which player materials they accidentally removed. This was apparently not handled too fantastically, so that servers were taken down for urgent maintenance immediately. Upon analyzing the problem, they defined and applied a patch, but could not do anything about the loss of artifacts to characters. They instead rolled everything back to the patch–including all the progress some could have made during the buggy period
We rolled all character information back at 8:30 a.m. to our new backup. Before it was adopted, the Pacific, “said Bungie in his rollback statement on the forums. “When the players play between 8:30 am they will restore any missing material caused by the problem, however, they will lose all progress. 10:20 and ten o’clock. When we took the repair game down. Each transaction that takes place in this window must be repurchased with Silver or Bright Dust. Some silver that has been lost or bought is returned.
Destiny 2 players may have noticed a bit of a problem with the game yesterday as the servers were down for a time. A problem with the weekly reset for January 28, which saw the implementation of the new 2.7.1 patch version, meant that the Destiny 2 servers were down for a time. The maintenance was scheduled to start at 4pm UK time yesterday, and end at 6pm. Howe ever the patch proved problematic as some players noticed that they’d lost materials and currency after its rollout.
Why did the Destiny 2 servers go down? Bungie rolled back player accounts to before the patch in an attempt to sort the issue out, and they announced that they were taking the servers offline for the ’emergency maintenance.’
At around 3am GMT, according to the Bungie Help Twitter account, Destiny 2 servers came back online, and players were told to report any issues to the Bungie Help forum. Later, Bungie Help tweeted: ‘Due to the rollback: Any progress or purchase made between 8:30-10 AM PST [4:30pm-6pm GMT] will need to be redone. Silver spent during that time will be restored. Platform store-purchased Silver bundles will not be affected by the rollback.’
Bungie further expanded on their website: ‘Today, Update 2.7.1 introduced an issue that affected currencies and pursuits. We immediately brought the game offline to mitigate any loss of materials while we investigated. We have identified the issue and the good news is that we were able to deploy an update to the server and will not have to update the game client.
We have rolled all character data back to our most recent backup at 8:30 a.m. Pacific [4:30pm GMT] before the issue was introduced. This will restore any lost materials caused by the issue, but players will lose any progress they made if they played between 8:30 am and 10:20 a.m. [6:30pm GMT] when we brought the game down for maintenance. Any purchases made using Silver or Bright Dust during this window will need to be repurchased. Any Silver spent or purchased will be restored.
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