Bad news for those wanted to play Destiny this morning -- its servers are down. Fortunately, the game will be getting some client and server fixes as well as a new Iron Crucible event.

Bungie has announced that it will be temporarily closing Destiny's servers in order to upgrade the game's connectivity. This week will also start a new Iron Banner event, which is different from most Crucible events because your level, gear and stats factor into the multiplayer gameplay. The Crucible usually has a level playing field, but the Iron Banner does not. We suggest those only level 20 and higher try the Iron Banner, unless you like dying a lot.

Bungie announced that the following changes were being implemented today:

Client fixes
  • Added more data logging for matchmaking systems
  • Improved connectivity failure handling to reduce beaver (Kick To Orbit events) KTOs
  • Improved logging of player disconnections
  • Internal tools fixes to speed up our release process
  • Fixes to the roster system to allow us to tune the frequency of roster updates on Xbox One
  • Fixed a bug that allowed users to quick scope on some weapons
Server Fixes
  • Security fixes
  • Server performance improvements
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of some KTOs
  • Better logging to help diagnose connectivity problems
  • Fixes to some Centipede errors that were exclusive to specific player characters

Now if only they could add in-game access to the Grimmoire so we could try to make sense of all of the script's overuse of jargon.