Many Destiny 2 players are having crashing issues with their game. Their game freezes and closes when they’re in the middle of a crucible, strike, mission, etc. This issue occurs randomly and frequently, and when it happens no error message shows up. It totally ruins their gaming experience.
This is a very annoying issue. And trying to fix it can be just as annoying, because you’ll spend a lot of time reading suggestions on the Internet, and most won’t work.
But don’t worry! The following are a few methods that have helped many Destiny 2 players fix their crashing issues.
Try these fixes
You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.
- Raise the priority of your game
- Close the background programs that cause interference
- Update your device drivers
- Lower the clock speeds of your computer components
Method 1: Raise the priority of your game
Your Destiny 2 may crash because its priority isn’t high enough. Your game may not be able to get enough memory from your system for it to run properly if its priority is lower than some other programs. To see if this causes your issue, you should raise the priority of your game. To do so:
1) Open your game.
2) On your keyboard, press the Ctrl, Shift and Esc keys at the same time to invoke Task Manager.
3) Click the Details tab (or the Processes tab if you’re on Windows 7).
4) Right click your game (destiny2.exe), hover over Set priority and click Above normal.
5) Restore your game. If this resolves your problem, your game won’t crash any more.
Method 2: Close the programs that cause interference
Your Destiny 2 may be crashed by interference from some programs running in the background. They include utility programs provided by your hardware manufacturers that can improve your game performance or temporarily overclock your components (MSI Afterburner, for example). To see if that’s the case for you, close all those programs before you run your game. Then check to see if this is able to stop your crashing issue.
Method 3: Update your device drivers
You may get crashing issue with your Destiny 2 if you’re using a wrong driver or it’s out of date. You should update your device drivers and see if this resolves your problem. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update drivers 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.
You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
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 the Update button next to each device to download the latest and correct driver for it. You can also click the Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer (this requires the Pro version — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Method 4: Lower the clock speeds of your computer components
High clock speeds of your hardware components can undermine the stability of your running programs. And that can be the reason why your game crashes frequently. To see if that’s the cause:
- If you have overclocked your components like CPU, GPU or RAM, set their clock speeds back to the default.
- If you haven’t overclocked them, decrease their clock speeds by about 10 percent.
Then check to see if this is able to fix your crashing issue.