Destiny 2 Chicken Error – What Does It Mean?


Destiny 2: Night Light, the latest expansion Shadowkeep, and the integration to Steam all happened on the same day. You can imagine there’s going to be some massive errors with all of these big tech-based things happening on the same day. Bungie has their hands full. Unfortunately, this means players are going to deal with error codes. Here’s where we discuss what’s going on when you get the Chicken error.

Destiny 2 Chicken Error – What Does it Mean?

According to Bungie’s official website, this issue is likely going to happen regarding connection issues to Destiny 2. When you experience this error, here is what Bungie recommends players should do to help resolve the issue:

  1. A wired connection is recommended to play Destiny. If the connection is being used for other things when playing Destiny, such as streaming, it’s recommended to quit those programs.
  2. Clear the Console Cache or clear the download cache in the Steam launcher.
  3. Power cycling the main router/modem.
  4. Review our guide on improving latency and packet loss.
  5. Follow our Networking Troubleshooting Guide for best optimizing the connection to Destiny, and our Advanced Steps Networking Guide for possible router solutions, including information on UPnP, NAT, and Port Forwarding.
  6. This may be an internet service provider issue, so players may need to contact their provider about possible service interruptions.
  7. If players still encounter this issue after following the previous steps, please create a thread in our #Help Forum.

If you attempt to follow these steps and still have the issue, make sure to visit the Bungie Help forum to post about it. You’re likely going to find some similar posts regarding the problem. You may want to add your voice to the threat rather than making a brand new one. It’s better to share a similar issue with someone than make more and more threads, potentially pushing away a larger one into the depths of the Destiny 2 forums.

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The Chicken issue did happen to me, and I had to shut off background programs before playing the game. It’s better to run nothing but Destiny 2 right now if you’re interested in getting into the game and lining up through the queue.

Players can expect these errors to persist over the next few days to the influx of people attempting to get into the game and the new system. Steam is likely on fire right now, alongside Bungie.