AMD’s new line of Ryzen 3000 processors hit store shelves on Sunday, July 7–and within hours, Destiny 2 players were reporting problems. Apparently, some players are seeing Destiny 2 rendered unplayable when they install the new Ryzen chips in their PCs, and speculation has it that a patch from Bungie will be required to fix the issue.
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.
Sources from: GameSpot