Are you getting the ‘Graphics failed to initialize‘ error when trying to launch Destiny 2? It could be super frustrating. But you’re certainly not the only one. We’ve seen many users are reporting this error. Luckily, you’re not stuck with it forever.

You’ll learn 3 tried-and-true solutions to fix Destiny 2 Graphics Failed to Initialize error. Here’s how…

3 Fixes for Destiny 2 Graphics Failed to Initialize

  1. Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Chrome
  2. Uninstall then reinstall your GPU driver
  3. Manually install Microsoft Update KB2670838 for Windows 7

Solution 1: Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Chrome

If you also use Google Chrome on your computer, try this solution when you’re having the problem:

  1. Run Chrome and open a new blank tab on it.
  2. Type chrome:flags in the address bar and press Enter.

  3. Find the following two items and set them to Enabled from the drop down menu.

    Override software rendering list
    Native Client

  4. Click RELAUNCH NOW to reboot Chrome then try to launch Destiny 2 to see if it goes well.

    If Destiny 2 goes well, so great! If you still see the error, don’t panic, you have something else to try…

Solution 2: Uninstall and reinstall your GPU driver

This problem could be also caused by the wrong GPU driver on your computer. You can reset your GPU driver to fix it.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Boot your Windows system into Safe Mode with networking.
  2. On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key then press Pause.
  3. Click Device Manager.

  4. Double-click Display adapters. Find and right-click on your graphics card driver to select Uninstall device.

  5. Restart your computer to let Windows reinstall your GPU driver automatically.

If somehow, Windows doesn’t reinstall the driver or you still get the error when you try to open Destiny 2, you may need to download the correct latest GPU driver from its manufacturer’s website. Alternatively, if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics card driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

See how:

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.

  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.) Note: You can also do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

Solution 3: Manually install Microsoft Update KB2670838 for Windows 7

If you get this error on Windows 7, you can manually install the Microsoft Update KB2670838 to fix this error.

To do so:

  1. Go to the official Microsoft Update KB2670838 download website.
  2. Click Download.

  3. Select the file for your system type. Then Next.

  4. Double-click the downloaded file to install the update on your system.

Restart your computer and run Destiny 2 to see if it goes well.

Hopefully this helps. Feel free to leave comment with your own experiences and share it with your friends if they’re experiencing the same problem.

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