Destiny 2 PC Launch Issues Fix Tutorial

Having trouble with the launch issues of Destiny 2 on PC? Here’s a tutorial to help you fix it.

Check for system updates and ensure your console or PC meets the minimum requirements for running Destiny 2.

Verify System Compatibility

A screenshot of a system compatibility check pop-up or dialogue box.

If you have been experiencing issues with the game on Steam, AMD, or Nvidia, consider checking community forums such as Reddit for user-reported compatibility issues and solutions. Additionally, ensure that your computer files and dynamic-link libraries are not corrupted by running a system file check.

If you are still experiencing issues, try running the game with all overclocking settings turned off. If you are using a laptop, make sure it is running on high-performance mode. Lastly, ensure that your internet connection is stable and that your firewall is not blocking the game’s .exe file from accessing the server.

Update and Manage Drivers

Update and manage drivers

Once downloaded, install the drivers and restart your computer. If you have an AMD Ryzen CPU, also make sure to update its drivers. Additionally, updating your network drivers may help resolve connectivity issues.

If you are experiencing crashes or freezing, consider updating your motherboard drivers as well. For laptop users, it’s crucial to update all necessary drivers from the manufacturer’s website.

By keeping all your drivers up to date, you can ensure a smoother gaming experience on Destiny 2.

Optimize Background Processes and Permissions

Task Manager window

  • Close unnecessary background processes:
    • Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc
    • Go to the Processes tab
    • Identify and end any unnecessary processes that may be using up system resources
      Go to the Processes tab
Identify and end any unnecessary processes that may be using up system resources
  • Adjust game permissions:
    • Right-click on the Destiny 2 game icon
    • Select Properties
    • Go to the Compatibility tab
    • Check the box for Run this program as an administrator

Clear Game Cache and Repair Game Files

If you are still experiencing issues after clearing the game cache and repairing game files, you may need to consider other troubleshooting steps such as updating your graphics drivers or checking for Windows updates. Additionally, seeking assistance from the game’s official support channels or community forums may provide further insight into resolving the issues you are encountering.

Reinstall the Game and Launcher

After reinstalling the game, make sure to also reinstall the game launcher if you are using one. This can help to ensure that any corrupted files or misconfigurations are resolved.

Once both the game and launcher are reinstalled, try launching Destiny 2 again to see if the issue has been resolved. If not, you may need to explore other troubleshooting steps such as checking for updates, verifying game files, or contacting support for further assistance.

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