Can’t play Destiny 2 – Permissions to access online multiplayer may have changed

For several hours now Destiny 2 players have been having trouble getting into the game with error showing up on their screen saying: “Your permissions to access online multiplayer gameplay may have changed or your profile may have been signed in elsewhere.”. As with any big game launch that has online features there are rough patches that happen and can’t be helped until the developers manage to iron things out. Bungie has officially stated on their support Twitter account that they are investigating the issue, and this has been ongoing for the past 5 hours at least. Here are the tweets:

It seems though that this is not only Bungie’s fault. Playstation tweeted, at about the same time, that some PS4 users have trouble accessing PSN tonight and this might be direct cause for the error. Playstation Network as such is not down and I successfully logged out and back in again into the PSN account that I use to play Destiny 2 on and still couldn’t get into the game. It seems that there is a bug in the permissions part of the Playstation Network.

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If you visit the official Playstation Network Service Status page you will see that Gaming And Social section has trouble and that they are working on it.

Is there a fix for Permissions to access online multiplayer error in Destiny 2?

Best thing to do for now is wait for Playstation engineers to fix the issue and check the PSN Status page regularly to see if they resolved the issue. I am betting that the moment PSN handles their thing Destiny 2 will be playable again and you will be able to continue your epic adventures. Having PS4 exclusive content you can bet that both Bungie and Sony are doing their best to resolve this problem as fast as possible or disappointed players may regret their decision to play the game on this platform. Here’s the full text of the error people are getting in Destiny 2 once they start the game and pick their character:


You have lost connection to the Destiny 2 servers. Your permissions to access online multiplayer gameplay may have changed or your profile may have been signed in elsewhere.

For more information, visit”

Destiny 2 Permission to access multiplayer online changed

To make your wait a little more bearable here are some of the comments Twitter users left to Playstation announcing they have PSN issues.

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  1. S
    suck it ad clicks

    nice news. the “fix” of waiting is not reporting of “a fix” but rather reporting of time. no different reporting “fix for toddlers who are short and want to be taller” and then leading with; are you 8 years old and wish you were taller? wait for puberty.

    you will live an unordinary life and ur only friend will be obesity.

    1. S
      Srdjan Stanarevic

      Duly noted. I’ve changed the headline to clarify that we don’t have a fix for the error.

    2. K

      Don’t worry you’ll not have to wait that long to play Destiny 2 again… like you waited for puberty…

  2. L

    Any idea when a fix will be realised?

    1. S

      I can play again. I think the problem is fixed.

      1. L

        Nope, Still doesn’t work for me

  3. U
    uwe such

    still waiting. figuratively and literally.

    appreciate the OP changed the title. sincerely curious… how much are online writers compensated via views/likes/adclicks vs. content published? in other words, do most online writers receive “X” amount for page views or “X” amount for content published? combination of both? if it’s page views why not go extreme like “white paper shows ps4 cures cancer”? obviously there is no authenticity police nor spoon.

    may you live an ordinary life and have multiple friendships.

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