How to fix the Destiny 2 “Servers are at capacity” error

It’s a waiting game.

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Following the Destiny 2 Showcase, fans are excited about the upcoming Lightfall expansion. Before that happens in 2023, the Season of Plunder has arrived. Guardians will need to prepare for the assault of Calus and The Witness as the two work together to take down the Traveler. During the Season of Plunder, you may encounter connection issues with Destiny 2 and see an error about the game servers being at Capacity. Here’s what you need to know about the Destiny 2’s “Servers are at Capacity” error code.

Why are the Destiny 2 servers at Capacity?

When you’re loading into Destiny 2, and this error notification meets you, there’s little you can do. Unfortunately, it means the servers are at capacity, and trying to get into the game will be a challenge. So the best recommendation is to wait on the loading screen and hope you can jump into the game with your Guardian. This also happens around significant seasonal events, which can occur roughly six to eight weeks following the start of a Destiny 2 season.

Related: What is the release date for Destiny 2’s Lightfall?

It’s entirely a waiting game. Thankfully, seeing this error notification does not mean you have any problems on your side, or you’ll need to verify any Destiny 2 files. When the Servers are at Capacity, you can bet players are trying to jump into Destiny 2 and are hungry to advance in their quests. We can expect to see this quite a bit whenever an expansion launches in the game, or a significant update drops, so don’t be surprised if you’re stuck waiting several hours before joining your Fireteam.

We recommend you continue to try and push through, updating your Destiny 2 client until you can get into the game. This might take up to a half-an-hour or an hour before you can get into the game.