Destiny 2 Beta problems have arrived along with the game’s second public test. Thankfully, there are plenty of tips, tricks and workarounds to get you gaming again.
Activision and Bungie kicked off the Destiny 2 Beta for PC gamers on August 28th. This beta is only for gamers on Windows PCs, and it lasts until August 31st. That’s why it’s important that you solve any problems you run into as quickly as possible. You won’t get to try Destiny 2’s weapons or multiplayer modes again until the full game launches on September 6th, 2017 on consoles and October 24th, 2017 on PCs.
Use this guide to Destiny 2 Beta problems and fixes to make sure you can play until Activision and Bungie shut down the testing servers.
Destiny 2 Beta Problems & Fixes
- Where to Get Destiny 2 Beta Code
- Black Screen Error
- Can’t Install or Download the Destiny 2 Beta
- Can’t Connect to the Destiny 2 Beta Servers
- Can’t Yet Play the Destiny 2 Beta on PC
- Destiny 2 Beta Shows the Wrong Language
- Can’t Launch the Game Through Battle.net
- Destiny 2 Graphical Glitches
- Mouse Stops Working in Destiny 2 Beta
Where to Get a Destiny 2 Beta Code
You don’t need a Destiny 2 Beta code if you purchased a digital copy of the game from Battle.net. If you purchase the game at a retail store, look for the Destiny 2 Beta code on the bottom of your receipt. Destiny 2 pre-orders are still available.
Can’t Install or Download the Destiny 2 Beta
There’s only one place for you to download the Destiny 2 Beta for PC at. That place is Blizzard’s Battle.net. Download and install the free software from Blizzard’s website. After that, go into its store to get the files you need for the game to work.
Destiny 2 for PC has specific hardware requirements. Your PC needs an Intel Core i5-2400, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and 8GB of RAM for a solid experience. The game will run with no less than an Intel Core i3-3250 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 and 6GB of RAM, Bungie says. If your PC doesn’t meet these minimum requirements, you can’t enjoy the game.
Black Screen Destiny 2 Beta Problems
You may see a black screen before getting kicked to the game’s Orbit loading screen. This should only happen when you enter a Countdown match. Try entering the match again.
Can’t Connect to the Destiny 2 Beta Servers
Expect connectivity issues to dominate the Destiny 2 problems you experience. Again, there could be thousands of gamers all trying to connect at the same time.
Developers use queues to manage load and keep their online games stable. Unfortunately, this forces gamers to wait in line to access the game. Try playing the game later if this happens to you.
Weak high-speed internet access can cause connectivity problems too. Try browsing to a website on your PC or smartphone if you can’t connect. If a site doesn’t load on other devices connected to the router, your internet connection is to blame.
Use the reset button on your modem or router to get your connection working again. Call your internet provider for help if this doesn’t work. Gotta Be Mobile’s breakdown of common Fios problems can help you fix trouble with your Verizon router and modem.
Can’t Yet Play the Destiny 2 Beta on PC
If you can’t play the Destiny 2 Beta for PC yet, it may be because you didn’t pre-order a copy of the game. The first day of the beta is for gamers that purchased the title ahead of its October release. That’s why you need a code to get in. Everyone doesn’t get access to the game beta until August 29th.
Destiny 2 Beta Shows the Wrong Language
Some game modes and content may have the incorrect language for cut scenes and text. Bungie says this is because the game isn’t fully localized yet. There is no fix for this issue.
Can’t Launch the Game Through Battle.net
Some users report that Blizzard Battle.net tells them to load the game again as if they aren’t running Battle.net already. There is no fix for these types of Destiny 2 Beta problems yet.
Destiny 2 Graphical Glitches
If you are seeing Destiny 2 graphical glitches, open your PC’s settings and check for the latest graphic drivers and updates. In Windows 10, the Settings app shows any pending updates you have. GeForce users should check the GeForce Experience app for the latest updates. Restart your PC after installing any pending updates.
Mouse Stops Working in Destiny 2 Beta
DestinyTechSupport users report their mouse stops working when it reaches the edge of their display. Also, their mouse lags behind all the action happening on their screen.
As of now, there’s no fix for the problem. If this is happening to you, try adjusting the game’s resolution. If that doesn’t work, adjust your PC’s resolution from the Control Panel or Windows 10’s Settings app.
Remember to share any Destiny 2 problems with Bungie’s technical team. You can do this by signing into the company’s forum with the account you use for Destiny 2.
Pre-Order to Get Early Access to the Destiny 2 Beta
Gamers that place a Destiny 2 pre-order won't spend hours downloading the files they need for the Destiny 2 Beta. They will get time with the game before it's opened to the public.
The Destiny 2 Beta opens to PC players on on August 28th for anyone that pre-orders a PC copy of the game. The open beta starts on August 29th, and everyone will attempt to play the game then.
Open betas come with hiccups, and gamers create long loading times by trying to play at the same time. It also takes a long time to download the necessary files through the Blizzard Battle.net software.