Destiny 2 Error Code CAT Fix

Longtime Destiny 2 players know that, just like most online games, there are several pesky errors that you can get while playing D2. One of these is the Error Code CAT. To quote the developers themselves: “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.” So, essentially, this is what happens when your game hasn’t been updated to the latest version. We are going to show you how to fix Destiny 2’s Error Code CAT on every platform that the game is available on.

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Destiny 2 Error Code CAT Fix

How to Fix Destiny 2 Error Code CAT on Consoles: PS4, PS5 & Xbox

The way to fix this particular error code on consoles follows the same principle, both on the PlayStation as well as on the Xbox. Let’s start with a step-by-step process for the PS:

  • Turn on your PS4 / PS5.
  • Sign in to the PSN account that you are playing Destiny 2 on.
  • Go to your PS4 / PS5 Home menu.
  • Find the Destiny 2 icon here.
  • Press the “Options” button.
  • Next, select the “Check for updates” option.
  • Install the update.
  • To make sure that this is done automatically in the future, you can also go to System menu and then navigate to System Software > System Software Update and Settings. Turn on the “Download Update Files Automatically” option here.

The process is very similar on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as well:

  • Turn on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • Sign in to the Xbox Live account that you are playing Destiny 2 on.
  • Go to the Home Menu and then the “Games and Tabs” section there.
  • Find the Destiny 2 icon here.
  • Press the “Menu” button.
  • Select “Update.”
  • To make sure that this is done automatically in the future, you can also go to your Xbox Settings menu > Systems > Updates and select the “Keep my console, games & apps up to date” option there.

How to Fix Destiny 2 Error Code CAT on PC

The updating process for Destiny on the PC depends on whether you are playing the game via the Microsoft Store, or Steam. Let’s see the Microsoft Store first:

  • Start the Microsoft Store app.
  • Next, press the “…” button, which is located next to your profile icon.
  • Press the “Downloads and updates”, followed by “Get updates”.
  • Open the Xbox PC app.
  • Click on the “My Collection” button > “Manage Installs”.
  • Update Destiny 2.
  • Turn on automatic updates here so that this process will be done automatically for you in the future.

Finally, here’s how to do this on Steam:

  • Restart the Steam app on your computer.
  • If there is a Destiny 2 update available, it should be under “Downloads”. If you have automatic updates turned on, it will automatically update. Otherwise, you will need to click on the download button to get it to start downloading.
  • In case this isn’t working, right-click on the Destiny 2 icon in Steam and select the “Verify Integrity of Game Files” option.
  • And if that doesn’t work, clear the downloads cache in the Steam app.

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A lifelong gamer, Vladimir was always interested in gaming and what makes games tick. Before long, he found himself writing about games as well as playing them. No stranger to game guides which have often helped him make just the right decision in a particularly difficult quest, he’s very happy to be able to help his fellow gamers and give a little back to his favorite pastime.


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