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How to Fix Could Not Connect to the Destiny 2 Servers

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Destiny 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter game set in a solar system by infamous villains.

Players are Guardians and can choose from three different classes—Titan, Warlock, or Hunter.

The game offers both co-op and multiplayer modes like co-op missions, quests, patrols, and raid progression.

Engage in free-for-all skirmishes, team arenas, and PvE/PvP hybrid competitions.

With storytelling and customizable gear, players can experience the mysteries of the solar system.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the could not connect to the Destiny 2 servers error (please try again later).

How to Fix Could Not Connect to the Destiny 2 Servers

Could Not Connect to the Destiny 2 Servers

To fix could not connect to the Destiny 2 servers, you need to verify the game if you’re playing it on a PC.

If you’re playing the game on an Xbox or PlayStation, you can try clearing alternate MAC address or changing your DNS respectively.

Note: Before you attempt any fixes, check if Destiny 2 is down on Twitter/X and (if its down, you need to wait for the issue to be fixed on their end).

PC fixes:

  • Steam: Open Steam > Library > right-click Destiny 2 > Properties > Installed Files > Verify integrity of game files.
  • Steam: Open Steam > Steam (on the top navigation bar) > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache > Clear Cache.
  • Epic Games: Open Epic Games > Library > Destiny 2 > Three dots > Manage > Verify.

Xbox fixes:

  • Clear persistent storage: Settings > Device & connections > Blu-ray > Persistent storage > Clear persistent storage.
  • Clear alternate MAC address: Settings > General > Network settings > Advanced settings > Alternate MAC address > Clear > Restart.

PlayStation fix:

  1. PS4’s settings menu > Network > Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select Wi-Fi or LAN, depending on your connection type.
  3. IP address setting: Custom.
  4. DHCP Host Name: Do Not Specify.
  5. DNS settings: Manual.
  6. Primary DNS:
  7. Secondary DNS:

Tip: If the above DNS doesn’t work, try setting as your Primary DNS and as your Secondary DNS.

Update #1: As of 20 September 2023, the Destiny 2 servers are down and the engineers are working on a fix.

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