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Destiny 2 won't run on Ryzen 3000, Bungie investigating the issue

Published: 18:55, 08 July 2019
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Several Destiny 2 players are reporting issues with the game after upgrading their PC to the latest CPU from AMD's Ryzen 3000 series. It's not clear why is this happening but Bungie are aware of the issue and are working on a fix.

Yesterday - 07 July 2019, AMD launched their brand new Ryzen 3000 CPUs and many gamers already upgraded to the latest hardware on day one. While new Ryzen got pretty solid reviews and significantly improved on its predecessor in almost every aspect, some players are reporting strange issues that are preventing them from playing games.

On Destiny 2 subreddit and official forum, players write that after swapping the old motherboard and CPU for the new parts, Bungie's looter shooter won't launch no matter what. 

Reddit user who goes by the name of Trinsikk writes in his post that after clicking the play button in, a message "The game is running" appears and Destiny2.exe file appears in the Windows Task Manager, but the game is not launching. 

Bungie forum member PrBPickles states that upon taking out his new Ryzen 5 3600X and Gigabyte Aorus Elite motherboard and replacing it with his old Intel CPU, on the same Windows install, Destiny 2 launches without issues. PrBPickles also said that he tried a clean install of Windows 10, with the latest available chipset drivers but the problem still persists.

It appears that the issue is affecting last-gen X470 and new X570 motherboards as well as the whole CPU lineup from Ryzen 3000 series. At the moment, it is unknown how big of an issue this is, but it's good to know that Bungie are aware of the problem and are working on a solution. 

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Destiny 2 is also the only game that is affected by this issue at the moment. Also, this is not the first time that the game has problems with CPUs from the red team. On launch two years ago, Phenom II CPU users reported massive crashes to desktop. The fix for this issue arrived two months after the game launched.

Let's hope that the devs find the solution for Ryzen 3000 issue a bit quicker.

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