Destiny has been available for 24 hours, and if you’re one of the millions of consumers who purchased the game, there’s a chance that your initial time with it hasn’t been all that fantastic. In what’s been an ongoing issue all day for some, it seems that many players are experiencing connection issues that are causing intense amounts of lag, disabling the ability to chat with other players, or worse, preventing them from playing at all.
Not everyone is experiencing this issue, as I appear to be the only member of our staff that’s been enduring constant disconnects and server instability for the better part of my day. What started off as 5 straight disconnects within my first 30 minutes of Destiny, eventually turned in to two hours of solid play time. I love what I’ve played thus far, but after those two hours it was right back to frequent disconnects from the Destiny server and repeatedly being removed from whatever mission I happened to be in the middle of.
This is the biggest launch of any game thus far in 2014, so it’s to be expected that some things can, and will, go wrong. But after having to start and restart the same mission 5 and 6 times, just to get booted out in the middle of it, is quite infuriating.
As an always-on game, Destiny requires that you remain connected to their own personal server the entire time you play it — even if you’re planning on playing alone. It’s not enough that you’re required to have reliable internet, but you’re also at the mercy of Bungie‘s Destiny server as well. Is anyone else having flashbacks to Grand Theft Auto V‘s multi-player connectivity debacle?
Many players have been complaining on social media and Reddit about their own experiences with Destiny‘s server instabilities, so if you’re experiencing something similar, you’re definitely not alone. Common error codes are CENTIPEDE and KINGFISHER, but you can find more information on the various error codes right here.
How about you? Are you experiencing connectivity issues with your copy of Destiny?
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling reviews, public relations, and our social media communications. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that favors roguelikes, horror games, and point-and-click adventures. His favorite console is the Dreamcast, favorite game is the original Metroid, and he could watch The Goonies for the rest of his life. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow his insanity on Twitter.