July 30, 2019 AMD has officially released the beta chipset driver to fix boot issues with Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 CPUs, alongside a blog post with more in-depth explanation and bug fixes.
AMD’s Robert Hallock has released a beta chipset driver for AMD Ryzen 3000 processors that fixes Destiny 2 incompatibility issues. This can now be found within the Community Update #5 post on the AMD community website.
When AMD first launched its Ryzen 3000 series processors on July 7, 2019 they were unable to launch Bungie’s most popular title: Destiny 2. The issue was swiftly addressed by both Bungie and AMD on social media, promising a fix in the coming days. That fix would take a little longer, however, as the AGESA update that contained the working code would be pulled due to instability before a wider release.
Rather than wait around too much longer, Robert Hallock, senior technical marketing manager at AMD, has posted a direct link to beta chipset drivers that remedy the issue. These will get a public release very soon, but in the meantime you can download it directly from this Google Drive folder and install it on your machine. You may have to acknowledge a couple of warnings along the way, due to this driver’s beta status, but users are reporting the fix is successful.
“Concerning Destiny 2,” Hallock writes on a Reddit post, “this is indeed something we caught after launch. Plain and simple: I’m sorry. It is not a title that is in our standard test suite, as it’s difficult to reliably benchmark. When we caught it, we sent out a proactive statement to our global press list, about 700 members, resulting in coverage like this. We also collaborated with Bungie support staff to root cause the issue and communicate with their customer support team to let users know what’s up.
“I’m hoping you can help me test a workaround driver that should get you into the game. This is a beta chipset driver, and it may give you an installer warning or two if you’re upgrading an existing driver, but I believe this should work around the D2 launch issue. Can you let me know if it works?”
Earlier in the month, Phoronix noted that issues affecting Destiny 2 may have been one in the same with those causing boot issues on Linux. The issue reportedly lay with the RdRand instruction. This is intended to return random numbers from a random number generator – praise RNGesus – which is crucial to some Linux distros’ boot sequence, and it just so happens Destiny 2 relies on that very instruction, too.
The AGESA fix for the issue, alongside other improvements, will launch under the title 1003ABB in the next few weeks, AMD states. Also now available is a new version of Ryzen Master with monitoring and behaviour improvements.