Destiny 2 Weasel, Chicken, Beaver, Squirrel Error Codes & Crashes

Weasel, chicken, squirrel and beaver are error codes in Destiny 2. They are appearing for a bunch of players now, when it’s time to start up the Shadowkeep expansion. Some of them are just general networking errors which cannot be avoided, while others have specific causes you could actually fix. If you’re receiving any of these animal-themed messages, keep reading our Destiny 2 weasel, chicken, beaver error codes guide and we’ll show you what to do.

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Destiny 2 Weasel, Chicken, Beaver Error Codes

Squirrel error code – how to fix

Error code squirrel is just one of the ways Bungie didn’t prepare their game for Steam. It manifests itself when your Steam username is too long for its taste. All you have to do in order to get rid of it is shorten it to something more manageable. The limit is pretty high, but not as high as the one on Steam itself, obviously.

Error code Weasel – how to solve

Error code weasel use to denote a general error, but in this case, it is most probably caused by trying to start the game on more than one linked account, while cross save is enabled. Our guess is that people are trying to circumvent the long waiting times by queuing on several platforms. This is something you can’t really do – just log in on the platform you want to play on now, and the error message should disappear.

Error code Chicken

The chicken error code usually appears when starting an activity. The official advice, straight from the devs’ mouth, is to try to restart the activity. If that doesn’t help, you’ll have to wait for the developers to fix the issues with the servers.

Error code Beaver

The beaver error happens when you can’t connect to another player. The official help site says this can be caused by connection quality issues, faulty wiring, or a myriad of other, physical issues. More likely, it’s just crappy server infrastructure, which is not something you can influence. If you’re connecting several consoles to the internet through a single router, you might have luck with enabling UPnP. Also, setting NAT to moderate or open is also supposed to help. Other than that, it’s most probably out of your hands.

Crash after queue

Some players have reported the game crashing after the queue wait is over, during the loading screen. It immediately crashes to desktop as soon as the game’s name appears in the corner. There’s no official response yet, but there is a DIY solution that seems to be working. If you have more than 300 friends on your Steam friends list, just try to get below that number and the game should work (thanks to Umer Siddiqui for the tip).

If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.



  1. someone on this steam discussion thread wrote that culling friends helped, (they went from 600 friends to 167)

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    It really helps.

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