Destiny 2 Error Code Chicken: What Is It and How to Fix It

Is the Destiny 2 Error Code Chicken stopping you from cracking into the Vex Offensive? We've got the lowdown on what Bungie has to say about it and how they recommend fixing it.

Those trying to get onto the Destiny 2 servers might find themselves in a bit of a pickle with this particular error showing up.

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We understand how frustrating it can be when all you’re really wanting to is crack into the Vex Offensive and start giving the Moon the alien exorcism that it needs, so check out our latest on the Destiny 2 Error Code Chicken which will discuss what it is and Bungie’s suggestions on how to fix it. 

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Destiny 2 Error Code Chicken: What Is It and How to Fix It

If you’ve been encountering the Destiny 2 error code Chicken, then it may very well be a problem that you’ve been plagued with for a few days. Compared to other system and game errors, this one can hang around for a little bit longer, gating all wannabe Guardians from carrying out their duty. 

By Bungie’s estimation and according to their community help forums, the error code Chicken generally means that a player has lost their connection to the servers. This will impact your ability to access your character, naturally, and therefore your ability to actually play the game. It seems like a number of PC players have been encountering this error, though there hasn’t been an official reason given for this. 

The fix for the Chicken error code as per Bungie’s advice essentially boils down to the following:

  • Favoring a wired connection
  • Clearing the Console Cache or the download cache for Steam users
  • Using their Networking Troubleshooting Guide if the code persists
  • Power cycling the main router/modem that a player is using

We also suspect that there have been some issues with this error code because of the way that the services were brought offline a few hours ago for emergency maintenance, so we wouldn’t automatically assume that it’s the end of the world just because you’re unable to connect to the servers and/or experiencing this Destiny 2 Error Code Chicken.

It looks like maintenance is now complete, so players should be able to enter the queue upon logging in, and the recent hotfix that has been made available might take care of other error codes that you’ve been experiencing.

Following Bungie’s advice and waiting out the last dregs of any issues to be cleared up by the latest hotfix patch should be your ticket to getting back onto the moon in no time! If you need a hand with anything else Destiny 2 related, please check out our Key to Divinity guide which should help you with the last steps of acquiring the Divinity Exotic weapon.

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Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.