Destiny 2: How to fix Error Code CAT

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If you’ve played Destiny 2, you may have seen Error Code: CAT appear on your screen, particularly as new content has been released. So, here’s everything you need to know about how you can fix Error Code CAT in Destiny 2.

As Destiny 2 is a live-service game that gets regular updates, that means Bungie has a set of predetermined Error Codes to help diagnose issues, be it for bug fixes, balancing, or entire new seasons or expansions — and Error Code CAT in Destiny 2 is certainly a common one.

If you’ve bumped into this irritating message in the run-up to Lightfall’s release, here’s how to fix Error Code CAT in Destiny 2.

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What is Error Code: CAT in Destiny 2?

According to Destiny 2’s official help page, the problem will arise because “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.”

Essentially, this means your game version is out of date, and you’ll have to make sure you have the latest update installed before you can log in and play. Below, you’ll find platform-specific instructions on how you can do just that.

Error Code CAT fix on console: PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Even though there are multiple consoles that this error can occur on, the solution for all of them is pretty much identical, and it’s also relatively simple to accomplish.

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If you don’t have updates set to download automatically, then here’s what you’ll need to do.

PlayStation

  1. Sign in to your main PSN account linked to Destiny 2
  2. Head back to the PS4 or PS5’s home menu
  3. Scroll across until you find the Destiny 2 game start icon
  4. Press the ‘Options’ button on PlayStation
  5. Select ‘Check For Update’
  6. If the update is not already installed, proceed to click to do so

Xbox

  1. Sign in to your main Xbox Live account linked to Destiny 2
  2. Head back to the home menu and select the ‘Games and Tabs’ option
  3. Locate the Destiny 2 game start icon
  4. Press the ‘Menu’ button on Xbox
  5. Click ‘Update’ for Destiny 2

Error Code CAT fix on PC via Steam

The fix for Destiny 2 PC players isn’t wholly different from other platforms, following a similar process to the console fix. Here is what you’ll need to do:

Steam

  1. Restart Steam on your PC
  2. If you have updates to download automatically, the Destiny 2 update should appear under ‘Downloads’
  3. If not, just manually select the ‘Update’ button
  4. If this proves to be unsuccessful, find and select the ‘Verify Integrity of Game Files’ option in Steam app
  5. Check if the update has appeared under your downloads
  6. If not, try the ‘Clear the download cache’ in Steam and see if that works instead.

Epic Games Store

  1. Restart the Epic Game Store on your PC
  2. If you have updates to download automatically, the Destiny 2 update should appear under ‘Downloads’
  3. If not, go into the Library and find Destiny 2, then click the three small dots underneath.
  4. Uncheck ‘Auto Update‘ and then close the EGS.
  5. Open EGS again, follow the process, and turn ‘Auto Update‘ back on.

So, there you have it — that’s how you can go about fixing Error Code: CAT in Destiny 2.

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