Destiny 2 Is Broken On Ryzen 3000 CPUs; Update Is Coming Soon
If you're still chasing Lumina, you might want to hold off on that PC upgrade.
AMD's new Ryzen 3000 processors just arrived in stores on Sunday, July 7--and within hours, Destiny 2 PC players reported problems. Some are seeing Bungie's shooter MMO become unplayable when they install the new Ryzen chips in their PCs, and the speculation is that Bungie will need to patch the game to fix the issue.
[Update: After days of issues for new adopters of the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, Bungie says a fix is on the way. On July 12, it announced, "AMD has identified the issue impacting the ability to run Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors and have implemented a BIOS fix that has been distributed to partners." The BIOS update is not yet available, but it is coming soon. Bungie says that you should check with your motherboard manufacturer in the "coming days" for a BIOS update that should allow Destiny 2 to be played on the fresh hardware. Hopefully it comes before Xur leaves.]
AMD has identified the issue impacting the ability to run Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors and have implemented a BIOS fix that has been distributed to partners. In the coming days, players will be able to download the updated BIOS from their motherboard providers.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) July 12, 2019
Players took to the Bungie forums and to Reddit to share and discuss the issue. According to reports, trying to start Destiny 2 from Activision Blizzard's Battle.net launcher causes the game to hang forever. The computer thinks the game has started, but it never actually loads up. Posts on Bungie.net and Reddit suggest the CPU is to blame, with at least one poster claiming to have fixed the issue by removing the new Ryzen chip and going back to their previous system.
PC-focused outlets published reviews of the new Ryzen chips to go with their launch, many of which detailed games reviewers tried with the CPUs, so it doesn't appear that the issue with Destiny 2 is necessarily affecting other games. That suggests Bungie will need to issue a patch to make Destiny 2 compatible with AMD's new processors. We've reached out to Bungie for a comment on the situation and any details on when a fix might be made available.
In the meantime, it seems PC players will need to hang onto their old processors and motherboards to keep playing Destiny 2, what with the new Lumina Exotic hand cannon to chase. The weekly reset on Tuesday, July 9, also marks the start of a new slate of Moments of Triumph to earn, making this a particularly rough time for Destiny PC players to lose their access to the game.
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