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Destiny 2 error code Chicken: How to fix

A more troublesome Chicken than Cayde's

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Destiny 2 players often have to deal with multiple error codes while trying to play Bungie's looter shooter. Some of the most common include error code Weasel, Plum, CAT, and of course, error code Chicken.

Bungie has detailed information for players trying to deal with error code Chicken, which is directly related to connection issues while trying to contact the Destiny 2 servers.

In this guide, we'll give you the information you need to try and fix error code Chicken in Destiny 2. While you're here, consider checking out our complete Power Level guide for The Final Shape.

Error code Chicken in Destiny 2: How to fix

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Essentially, if you get the error code Chicken in Destiny 2, it means you're experiencing connection issues with Bungie's servers.

Bungie recommends that you have a wired connection while playing Destiny 2, as Wi-Fi connections can become unstable amid packet loss and other issues. If it's not possible for you to play using a wired connection, try these solutions.

Clear the cache

Whether you're playing on a console or PC, clearing the cache could fix the issue. Here's how to do it:


  • Turn off the console
  • Once the console is completely powered down, unplug the power cord from the back of the console
  • Let the console sit unplugged for at least 5 minutes
  • Plug the power cord back into the console and power it on
  • Re-launch Destiny 2


  • From your Steam Client, open the Settings panel by selecting "Steam > Settings" from the top left client menu
  • In the Settings panel, select the Downloads tab and you'll find the "Clear Download Cache" button at the bottom
  • Then select "OK" to confirm and acknowledge that you'll need to login to Steam again

Epic Games Store

  • In the lower right corner click on the arrow pointing up (the chevron)
  • Right-click on the Epic icon in the pop-up window
  • Select Exit
  • Press the Windows key and tap the R key, this will open a run window
  • Type %localappdata%
  • Press the Enter key, this will open File Explorer
  • Open the EpicGamesLauncher folder
  • Open the Saved folder
  • Right click and select delete on:
    • webcache
    • webcache_4147
    • webcache_4430 There may only be one or two of the files present

Power cycle your router/modem

If clearing the cache doesn't work, the issue might be with your router or modem. So try and restart it as well, and launch Destiny 2 to see if the error is gone.

If this doesn't work as well, Bungie has provided a detailed networking troubleshooting guide that could help you find a solution. Sadly, if the general workarounds don't do it for you, you might have to contact your ISP directly.

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