*Everything is now back to normal*
Update: Xbox Live’s Core Services are now down too. Users may experience problems signing in to Xbox Live on all devices.
Bungie today opened up Earth’s Moon to players for a limited two hour window, telling players to “show our servers what war really is.”
Looks like it worked.
I experienced the crash first hand, as I was gaming on the moon with a friend when we disconnected from each other. After checking our friends lists, we were no longer able to invite each other or matchmake with others. Destiny’s public stress test has succeeded in successfully crashing Xbox Live.
The official Xbox Service page says Social and Gaming are Limited, telling us that “Xbox members, are you having trouble viewing the online state and activity of other users on your Friends list? Hang in there, we’re working to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience during this process. Another update is coming your way in 30 minutes.”
We are aware of users having problems matching together and empty towers. We are hard at work on a solution. Thanks for helping us test.
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) July 26, 2014
Looks like Bungie is aware of the issue on their end, and working to correct it.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Destiny’s kickass Ghost and Limited Editions, and preorder them on your console of choice by following the links below.
Destiny Ghost Edition – PS4
Destiny Ghost Edition – PS3
Destiny Ghost Edition – Xbox One
Destiny Ghost Edition – Xbox 360
Destiny Limited Edition – PS4
Destiny Limited Edition – PS3
Destiny Limited Edition – Xbox One
Destiny Limited Edition – Xbox 360