Bungie started a Destiny 2 Discord server hours before Shadowkeep and New Light release, resulting in one of the quickest roads to 100,000 members ever.
Destiny 2 now has another channel through which some of the quickest news can be delivered, aside from Bungie and the game's Twitter accounts. Oddly enough, despite other games embracing Discord servers years ago, Bungie never did so with Destiny until 1 October 2019.
For example, it's a great place to figure out what is going on or whether Bungie are paying attention to Beaver and Weasel errors. Spoiler alert, they are, and such things are expected when something of this scale launches anew. As you may have expected, the server quickly filled up but there is no cap on so you can join whenever you feel like it.
While getting news straight from Bungie on an application you are likely using anyway is highly convenient, chances are the server will later be used for group activities, in a manner similar to GTA V and The Division servers. Unfortunately, these functionalities are not here yet as Bungie are focusing on keeping the servers up under the sheer proverbial weight of all the new players pouring in.
Speaking of which, Destiny 2 Shadowkeep kicked off roughly one hour before this article got published and the concurrent player count was already up to 183,340 players in those first 60 minutes and it will undoubtedly go up from this point on.
To put it in perspective, it was already on the #4 spot of the most played Steam games , behind CS:GO, Dota 2 and PUBG. We suggest a bit more patience before jumping in as a new Guardian yourself as the experience will undoubtedly be more pleasant without connectivity issues.