Destiny 2 is a popular game in the world. But many players even can’t launch the game. This can be very frustrating, some players have reported that they just bought the game yesterday but the game won’t launch when they want to play. It’s worse than having a bad game experience because they don’t have a chance to play.

But don’t worry. The following methods have helped many players fix the won’t launch issue.

Check if you meet the minimum specifications

If you’re pretty sure about the specifications, you can jump to fixes.

Minimum System Requirement

Supported OSWindows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
ProcessorIntel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz/ AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2 GB
Hard Drive105 GB

Recommended System Requirement

Supported OSWindows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
ProcessorIntel® Core i5 2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB Memory 8 GB RAM
Hard Drive105 GB

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.

  1. Change the compatibility and Run as administrator
  2. Update your driver
  3. End other processes
  4. Reinstall your game/ client

Fix 1: Change the compatibility and Run as administrator

The privilege issue and compatibility mode might be the reason for this problem. With high integrity access, Destiny 2 can make full use of its features, running its function properly. Also, if the game is compatible with the system, it won’t have issues. So change its compatibility mode and run it as an administrator to see if this fixes the won’t launch issue.

  1. Navigate to the game installation folder.
  2. Right-click on Destiny 2 launcher.exe and click Properties.
  3. In the Compatibility tab, click Run this program in compatibility mode for. Then choose the system in the drop-down menu. 
  4. In the same tab, check Run as Administrator.
  5. Click Apply > OK.
  6. Run Destiny 2 and check the issue is solved or not.

Fix 2: Update your driver

It is very important to update your graphics card drivers. Windows 10 doesn’t always give you the latest version. But with outdated or wrong drivers, you may encounter Destiny 2 won’t launch issue. So it’s really important to keep your drivers updating to get a better gaming experience.

There are two ways you can update your driver: manually and automatically.

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.


Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually 

You can download graphics drivers from the manufacturer official website. Search for the model you have and find the correct driver that suits your specific operating system. Then download the driver manually.

Option 2 – Automatically update drivers

If you don’t have time or patience to manually update your graphics drivers, 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 update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 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 the flagged driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version). 
    Or 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.)   
  4. Relaunch the game and check to see if it could launch properly.
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Fix 3: End other processes

After clicking the Play button, Destiny 2 didn’t launch. You may open the Task Manager, end background processes, then reboot the game.

  1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key together on your keyboard to open the Task Manager.
  2. In the Processes tab, choose the process and click End task.  
  3. Reboot Destiny 2.

Fix 4: Reinstall your game/ client

If none of the fixes above worked for you, reinstalling your game and/or is very likely the solution to your problem. It’s not ideal at all but a way to try.

  1. Press the Windows logo key + Pause key together.
  2. Set Control Panel view by Category and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on and click Uninstall.
  4. Download the latest version and install it.

Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your issue! If none of the solutions here worked for you, we recommend reaching out to the game’s developer for further support.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and suggestions.

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