Destiny 2: PC Launch Calendar, Known Issues and workarounds


Before you jump to Destiny 2 when it launches next week, you should be aware of all of the known issues, the launch schedule and initial workarounds for known issues.

Destiny 2 is set to launch on PC on October 24th at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST  – 4 AM the next day, on October 25th, in Austrailia.

Beyond the launch, here's the break down of what will be in the game at launch and when the rest will be releasing.

Launch Week (October 24):

  • Destiny 2 PC
  • Nightfall (normal mode)
  • Nightfall (Prestige mode)
  • Nightfall (Guided Games)

Week 2:

  • November 1:

    • Raid (Leviathan Normal)
  • November 3:

    • Trial of the Nine

Week 3: 

  • Raid Prestige Mode
  • Raid Guided Games

As with any major PC release, update your drivers to their most recent versions, and accept any Windows updates that haven't been downloaded.

Before going hunting online for solutions to issues, always remember to attempt closing out of Destiny 2's and Blizzard's client and relaunching. If issues persist (beyond workarounds), it is recommended that players delete their existing CVARS.xml file. 

This file can be found in:


When relaunched, the Destiny 2 application will generate a fresh CVARS.xml file.

Day 1 PC Known Issues List

Listed below are issues that Bungie is aware of that exist in Destiny 2 on PC.

  • SLI, HDR, and VSYNC: Players may experience some rare issues when enabling SLI, HDR, or disabling VSYNC in some non-native resolutions. For the best experience, players are encouraged to use these features while running at their display’s maximum available resolution.
  • Saxophone Errors when Launching: Players may erroneously encounter Saxophone errors when launching the Destiny 2 application directly from the .exe file. Players who encounter this issue must close the application and relaunch through Blizzard’s app.
  • Idling to Title Screen: In some activities, players who are returned to the title screen due to idling may be unable to log back in. Players who encounter this issue must close and relaunch the Destiny 2 application.
  • Login after Disconnects: A generic error code may appear to players who lose internet connection, which may block an affected player from logging back in even after reconnecting. Players who believe they are encountering this issue should close the Destiny 2 application and relaunch.
  • Buffalo Errors on multiple PCs: Players may encounter Buffalo errors when logging in to Destiny 2 on multiple PCs at the same time. To prevent this issue, players must ensure that they are logged out of Destiny 2 on any PC that they do not currently intend to play on.
  • Cursor in Tri-Monitor Configurations: Changing resolution between 5760×1080, 4080×768, and 3072×768 may trap the mouse cursor in the right-most monitor. Players who encounter this issue should ALT+TAB out of the Destiny 2 application, then back. Players may also toggle Windowed Mode by pressing ALT+ENTER.
  • Tri-Monitor Depth of Field: DOF effects may be overly aggressive on some tri-monitor configurations. Players who encounter issues with DOF can disable this feature in the Graphics Settings.
  • Windows 10 Game Bar: The Windows 10 game bar may not work in Fullscreen Mode. Affected players who wish to use this feature should use Windowed or Windowed Fullscreen Mode.
  • NumPad Binding: Players are not able to bind controls to most NumPad keys.
  • Screen Bounds on AZERTY Keyboards: Players may receive an incorrect key prompt when adjusting screen bounds on an AZERTY keyboard.
  • IME in Fullscreen: Players who are running Input Method Editors may encounter a black screen or delay when inputting characters in Fullscreen Mode. For the best experience, these players are encouraged to play in Windowed or Windowed Fullscreen Modes.
  • Closing Application: When closing Destiny 2 on PC, players must close the application via mouse input. Controllers cannot select the in-game button to close the Destiny 2 application.
  • Corporate and University Networks: Some players may be unable to play Destiny 2 on corporate or university networks. Players who encounter this issue must contact their IT department, to meet the connectivity standards outlined in our Network Troubleshooting Guide.