With the latest Destiny 2 expansion Lightfall releasing, there has been some issues for players trying to log in and play on the Xbox Series X/S. But some players have run into a few issues. Here is how to get around the Destiny 2 Lightfall login issues on the Xbox Series X and S and get into the newest content for the franchise.
Complete these steps to Destiny 2 Xbox login steps
Keep in mind that these steps only apply to players trying to log in on the Xbox Series X and S. For PC and PlayStation players, logging in normally is fine. However, a recent tweet by Bungie detailed how to fix these login issues for Xbox players. It does require some work, so just follow the steps below.
We are investigating an issue blocking sign-in for some Xbox Series X|S players. These players will not be able to log in to Destiny 2 when the game comes back online on February 28, 2023 at 9 AM PT (-8 UTC) unless the following steps are completed: (1/4)
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 28, 2023
First off, quit Destiny 2 if it is running on your console. Then, highlight the Destiny 2 tile on the menu. After pressing the Menu button, select “Manage game and add-ons”. After selecting Destiny 2, unselect all of these add-ons:
- Destiny 2: Forsaken – Black Armory
- Destiny 2: Forsaken – Joker’s Wild
- Destiny 2: Forsaken – Penumbra
- Destiny 2: Forsaken Annual Pass
- Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
- Expansion II: Warmind
Then, hit the “Save Changes” button. These add-ons will uninstall on the “Manage Queue” screen. Then, after that, you can launch Destiny 2 and play the latest expansion.
Expect some wait times
When it comes to new expansions for any big game, sometimes the first couple of days can have slow servers. Lastly, Destiny 2 is no different, and with the launch of Lightfall, Bungie has decided to throttle servers on all consoles.
What this essentially means is that when you log-in, depending on how many people around the world are doing it, it might take longer. The developers usually put this into action if the servers would get overloaded with everyone logging in at the same time. This leads to slower log-in times, but (hopefully) fewer server crashes as everyone tries out Lightfall on their respective console.
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