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How to Fix Error Code CAT in Destiny 2

Cat is always the problem.

Destiny 2 is an always-online experience, and sometimes this means encountering errors that aren’t your fault. Here’s how to fix the CAT error code in Destiny 2.

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How to Fix Error Code Cat in Destiny 2

To fix the error code CAT in Destiny 2, close Destiny 2 and update your game on your system of choice! As Destiny 2 has constant patches and updates, it’s important to ensure the client is up to date. The game will not let you connect if you are not on the most current version.

Bungie often does server maintenance on Wednesdays, so if it’s a Wednesday, chances are this is a server-side issue.

As always, check the official Bungie Help Twitter account for more information.


  • Sign into your PlayStation account, then navigate to the home screen.
  • Scroll through your library until you find Destiny 2.
  • Open the icon and select ‘Options.’
  • Choose ‘Check For Update.’
  • Let it download and install, then relaunch your game.


  • Sign into Xbox Live, then open ‘Games and Tabs.’
  • Find the Destiny 2 icon and select ‘Menu‘ on Xbox.
  • Choose ‘Update‘ for Destiny 2.
  • Let it download and install, then relaunch the game.


  • On Steam, navigate through your library to Destiny 2, then choose ‘Update.’
  • On the Epic Games Store, check under ‘Downloads‘ for a Destiny 2 update, and let it run.
  • Once the update downloads and installs on either platform, relaunch the game.

What is Error Code CAT?

Error Code: CAT in Destiny 2 occurs when there is a brand-new game update available for the pseudo-MMO. According to Bungie, it happens when “a new update to Destiny is available. If you are seeing this error the first time you launch Destiny, please exit the game and apply the update before relaunching.”

In layman’s terms, your game is outdated. Just close out the application, open the launcher of your choosing, such as Steam, and update Destiny 2. Depending on the size of the update, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, as the game is known for quite sizable updates.

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