Over the next few months, we’re going to be implementing new protocols to streamline data storage for new and active players, ultimately leading to more efficient database performance. Some benefits may be seen or felt immediately while others will be allowing us to grow larger as we continue to add more advanced features to the game. All this will require us to add some additional work during upcoming maintenances, causing them to be slightly longer than usual; we anticipate it adding approximately two extra hours.
The first step of this work is currently scheduled during next week’s PC/Mac & Stadia incremental patch on September 7, with additional work continuing during future patches and maintenances. We’ll share these dates once we have the rest of the schedule locked in, but know that this won’t affect the launch of Update 31 on consoles during the September 8 maintenance.