This week at Bungie, we're feeling supercharged.
The Destiny Gameplay Reveal event is likely on your mind. It's certainly on ours! We have two short weeks to get ready to put on a show. The venue is booked. Our presenters have been chosen. Invitations are still going out. Soon the stage will be set.
This is an exciting time for us. If Internet chatter is to be believed, some of you are excited as well. The only thing better than showing off some of our hard work is letting the world storm into the final product. But we're getting way ahead of ourselves. First, we have to show you what we've been up to inside our studio. Then begins a whole summer of moments when you'll learn more, or even play for yourself. This is the beginning of a journey, and you're all invited to take the first step with us.
And that is all we have to say about Destiny 2 this week.
The Iron Lords have a project in store for you next week. They want you to help them add some Mayhem to the Crucible.
Begins: Tuesday, May 9, 10AM Pacific
Ends: Tuesday, May 16, 2AM Pacific
The game is Mayhem Clash!
That's right. For the first time ever, Iron Banner will be set up for maximum supercharge. Bring your abilities and a hunger for endgame loot. Check out the spoils.
Not only does your Light count, but you'll wield it as a weapon more than you ever have in Iron Banner. Form up a dream team of Guardians and make some plans to meet up at Felwinter Peak. If you don't have one, introduce yourself.
Before your next adventure begins in worlds that are unknown to you, there are still battles to be won in the world you've protected these past few years. If waiting for more news about Destiny 2 has you anxious, channel some of that energy in the arena.
A Fourth for Good
Destiny doesn't sit still. Our game is in a perpetual state of evolution, even if we only consider the Guardians who are always perfecting their violent craft. We always have a plan to support the game you're playing. Sometimes those plans change. When they do, we have Destiny Player Support to keep us up to date.
This is their report.
Destiny Server Maintenance and Downtime
Last week, we forecast some server maintenance. This week, that same planned server maintenance was postponed.
The Destiny server maintenance and downtime scheduled for Thursday (5/4) has been postponed. For more info: https://t.co/Ocy0lEVMfq— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) May 2, 2017
We are currently in the process of rescheduling this downtime. To avoid conflicts with Iron Banner Mayhem Clash, maintenance is tentatively planned the week of May 16, 2017. For the most up-to-date information about maintenance or downtime, stay tuned to @BungieHelp on Twitter and our Destiny Server and Update Status Help Article.
We Are One From Many
Time to put the unity in community. Being a Guardian is an experience in being a part of something larger than yourself. Each week, your community manager finds moments to single out some of the players that make up the whole of us.
Here he comes right now, with a pocket full of Emblems.
Cozmo: This week the Bungie Bounty is heading to Qatar with Bo5amis. If you are playing in his region of the world, this is your chance at winning the day and claiming the Emblem.Bungie Bounty: Bo5amis
When: 11 AM Pacific 5/5/2017
If you are able to match in Bo5amis's game and come out on top, you will be rewarded with the Sign of Opposing Will. It should arrive in your Emblem Collection later in the week. For more details, check out our Bungie Bounty FAQ.
Cozmo: Everyone loves showing off their favorite clips synced up to their favorite tunes. We have two great ones picked out below, along with some creative syncing of some of your favorite Destiny weapons to make some fresh beats.
All the creators of these videos will be receiving a special Emblem in Destiny. If you would like a shot at the prize, submit your own entry on the Creations page. Make sure you include the names of all the players who helped out in the description of the video.
Movie of the Week: Triple Tap
Honorable Mention: Lost in Music
Honorable Mention: Fractures
This is the calm before the storm, friends. In two weeks, you won't be reading this weekly update. You'll be talking to each other about what you saw.
I'm holding on to those details for now. As much as I love this weekly ritual, I won't borrow from the moment we're really waiting for to give us more to talk about now. We always hurt the ones we love. And I know it hurts. I'm the least patient person you know, and I have more reasons to be excited. I know what's behind the curtain.