Destiny 2 Steam Login Issues, Crash to Desktop Fix, Download Errors and Solutions

Thanks to Bungie’s efforts, Destiny 2 is finally live on Steam along with the Free-to-play version. Not surprisingly enough, the game already has over 150k concurrent users on Steam trying to save the galaxy as guardians.

Destiny 2 Steam Bugs, Errors, Crashes and Their Fixes

While Destiny 2 can’t be compared with new game launches as it has been more than 2 years now since its release, the Steam integration and free-to-play have brought some bugs, errors and crashes for the new players. So in this troubleshooting guide, we are going to discuss the most common issues being faced by the users in Destiny 2 Steam Version.

Destiny 2 Steam Known Issues

Well before we continue, Bungie already has a plethora of know issues that they have already acknowledged and are working on fixing them. If you are a curious type and want to know if your issue is among the known Destiny 2 PC issues, you should definitely check out the list.

Destiny 2 Steam Login Issues and Emergency Maintenance

We already know that Destiny 2 will be pulled from It was supposed to be removed from after it goes live on Steam. However, at my end, I still can access it from Blizzard’s digital platform. Regardless, Since the game is now live on Steam, the most common issue that the Steam users are facing right now is Login related. Destiny 2 had to undergo an emergency maintenance which should be fixed right now however, if you are still facing issues, you will have to wait a little longer.

In the mean time, you can try a few things to get it working. You should exit out of your Steam and login again. This could resolve your login issue as the maintenance has been over for a while now. If that doesn’t work, verifying games files on Steam could help resolve the issue.

Destiny 2 Steam Error Code Weasel Fix

Alright, so generally, this code refers to the connection issue you may have with the server. So if after a couple re-attempts, you still can’t get in, first thing you need to do is verify you game files from Steam.

Second thing you need to check is that whether your Antivirus or Security tool is blocking Destiny 2 or not. If it is, you need to add permission for that. Finally, there is a workaround reported by a user that I am not sure will work for you or not.

For this potential fix, you need to leave your clan and rejoin it in-game. If you have any pending clan invitations, remove them. This issue apparently is due to special characters in Clan names. This hasn’t been officially acknowledged yet by Bungie. So, Good luck!

Destiny 2 Steam Error Code Squirrel

Players encounter this error mostly when the services are down. Since it’s a new launch on Steam, the temporary unavailability of services is expected. I will recommend a quick start of Steam and a re-try. You can also check the service status from here to see if it’s actually a service issue.

Destiny 2 Steam Crash to Desktop Without Message Fix

If your game is being crashed without any message, first thing you should check is that if you have over 300 friends. If that’s the case, make it below 300 as it seems to have magically fix the crash to desktop issue for some users. Again, Verifying Steam files is always recommended if nothing is working.

Nothing Happens After Hitting the Play Button

Now crashing is another thing however, if Destiny 2 is even refusing to launch on Steam, try to set the task priority to high from the task manager. Some users have even reported that a simple restart can also fix this problem.

Destiny 2 Stuck at 96% 77GB Download

Now if your download is stuck at around 77GB or even at some other point, all you need to make sure is that your hard drive is being used (you can check that through task manager) by Steam. This is because Steam would be using it for unpacking so it’s quite natural. Nothing to worry about here. If that doesn’t work, you can check out these steps.

Destiny 2 Graphics Runtime Detected a Crash

If you are getting this error and your game is crashing, you should try the following:

  • Make sure your GPU drivers are up to date.
  • If you are using a laptop, make sure you are plugged in while playing Destiny 2.
  • Try verifying your game files through Steam. Restart Steam after that.
  • Try running the game with admin privileges.
  • Last but not the least, make sure system meets the minimum requirements to run the game.

Destiny 2 Steam “Problem Reading Content Issue”

Verifying Steam files should fix the issue for you however, if it persists, you may have to re-install the game. One thing that can work for you is that if you have a friend who also have Destiny 2 on his/her PC, you backup the game there and and restore it on your PC. That’s better than re-downloading whole game, NO?

Destiny 2 Name Censorship on Steam

Well, the censorship is currently in place and it’s hard to pick who’s at fault. Bungie’s official support say that players should contact Steam and it’s not in their control however, players believe that they have same usernames for other Steam games and they were never censored. Hopefully, Bungie will resolve this matter soon.

Destiny 2 Steam 0 Bytes Unpacking Problem

If you are stuck at Unpacking and Steam isn’t utilizing your hard drive to unpack (you can check hard drive status in task manager) then there is a workaround you can try. Remember to make a backup before deleting that folder.