Bungie Forces Server Queues; Rise of Iron Players Turn Twitter into a Salt Mine

The highly anticipated Rise of Iron DLC released for Destiny earlier today. And as expected, eager fans flocked to their consoles to sink their teeth into more FPS goodness. But when they started their games, there was one big problem: the servers are totally overloaded. 

So many people have tried to access the game following the Rise of Iron launch that Bungie has temporarily implemented a queue to keep their servers from crashing completely. They announced the move on Twitter early this morning:

Due to heavy server traffic, we have temporarily implemented a sign on Queue for Destiny on all platforms.

— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2016

Needless to say, fans are very displeased. And they, too, have taken to Twitter to express their rage/disappointment/frustration/ill-wishes. Fortunately for the rest of us, their misery is kind of hilarious. Here are some of the best reactions we’ve seen so far: 

How it feels to be in queue to login for #Destiny#RiseofIronpic.twitter.com/DEol1OUOm3

— Isak Knyght (@LeviH122977) September 20, 2016

Destiny servers in a nut shell …#RiseofIronpic.twitter.com/TUI0V7DGdY

— SmileB4DEATH_Destiny (@SmileB4DEATH_) September 20, 2016

Trying to get onto #RiseofIron like… pic.twitter.com/tr8aE7u5qD

— Venom (@VenomGamingUK) September 20, 2016

When you “preload” #RiseofIron at 1am and you wake up to this 😡🔥pic.twitter.com/XNXgmtwwVJ

— MediaTheory (@MediaTheories) September 20, 2016

Trying to get onto #RiseofIron: pic.twitter.com/BSRDwiZAp3

— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) September 20, 2016

I keep looking at the clock to see if it will go any faster #RiseofIronpic.twitter.com/F2jpd1oidK

— Chris✂️ (@SpycrabSaxxy) September 20, 2016

What its like waiting in Queue #RiseofIronpic.twitter.com/IPNtDeivW6

— Broskian 🌐 (@DenialBroskian) September 20, 2016

When you’re in the queue at 100 and get booted to 170K #RiseOfFail#RiseOfIronpic.twitter.com/qvpd9qljiN

— SMS (@SoMxStation) September 20, 2016

When you’re in que at 7100 but it backs out and now your que is 132800 #RiseofIronpic.twitter.com/PXQ7yRMoFG

— Waffle Ranger (@Waffle_Ranger) September 20, 2016

“The servers are ready, boss.”
“Ok. Let’s fire it up.”#RiseofIron#Tapirpic.twitter.com/VtzYZ2yrtp

— Max Parker (@GameGuyPGH) September 20, 2016

Destiny #RiseofIron launch status pic.twitter.com/Sarb9Gz0Rg

— Isak Knyght (@LeviH122977) September 20, 2016

Hopefully Bungie will be able to sort out the overload soon. We don’t think Twitter is going to be able to take much more salt. But for now, incoming Guardians will have to wait in line with the rest of us. (Perhaps do a quick workout to channel the rage?)

The good news is that those fans who have made it into the DLC say it’s definitely worth the wait. Lucky them.

Have you checked out the Rise of Iron DLC yet? Still waiting in the growing queue? Let us know down in the comments!