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Destiny 2 The Eclipse Unlock Time: When the servers reopen


Destiny 2 The Eclipse Unlock Time: When the servers reopen

Destiny 2's next big expansion is almost here, with a wide variety of new content arriving in the sci-fi looter shooter. But, as with any MMO, such a major update comes with server downtime and potential delays.

Still, Bungie did their homework for this update, and Destiny 2's servers have officially started downtime, even a day before Lightfall's release. In the article below, we will tell you exactly when the servers will be back online and when Destiny 2 The Eclipse will finally be released.


The launch date is Tuesday, February 28, 2023, with servers open for Destiny 2 Eclipse set to these times based on your time zone:

  • 9am PT
  • 12:00 PM ET
  • 5pm GMT
  • 18:00 CEST
  • 1:00 a.m. March 1 ACT
This means that American players will have access to the new content as soon as they wake up on the west coast, and around lunchtime on the east. European players will be able to enjoy a nice full-bodied evening gaming session, while the Australians will have to wait a little longer.


The preloads of Destiny 2 The Eclipse will be available 24 hours before the scheduled launch time, so we are talking about 18:00 today, February 27, as regards Italy. You may want to do this as soon as possible since it will be a big download. Due to an "additional installation package" that will be downloaded alongside the base Destiny 2 installer, PS4 and PS5 players will end up with a pack of around 80GB. Using that as a basis and taking into account the file sizes of previous expansions, we can expect Xbox players to have around 90-100GB of free space, while PC players have 100-110GB.