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Destiny 2 has major crashing issues for AMD Phenom users

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Destiny 2 launched on PC today, and for most players it’s been a pretty pleasant experience. Despite heavy server load, people have been able to sign in and get playing quickly, and it’s been a pretty smooth experience for most. But there is one huge exception for users on specific AMD processors.

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It seems that Phenom II processors aren’t supported by the game, and almost every crash report on Bungie’s forum and the DestinyTechSupport subreddit all share that processor type in common - most typically the crash happens when loading a character. One of Bungie’s help accounts has responded to say they’re looking into it, but it’s likely that Phenom users are out of luck for the time being.

Bungie’s own known issues post says “Destiny 2 will not run on processors without Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSSE3),” a feature that these processors do not support. Whether a fix is in the works remains to be seen, but some affected users have already had success in requesting refunds.

The Bungie Help Twitter suggests running “scan and repair” through Battle.net, but this only seems to fix certain crashes not associated with the Phenom CPUs.

It’s a particularly strange issue considering that the problem wasn’t present in the PC beta, and you’d think a bug affecting an entire class of CPU wouldn’t be introduced in the transition from beta to full release. We’ll be keeping an eye on the bug reports, but for now you’ll wanna steer clear of Destiny 2 if you’re on a Phenom.

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4 Months ago

i played the beta with a Phenom II X6 1100T and got zero crashes o.0. ...maybe because it was the last of the phenom line, there's something different about it? EDIT: i just reread the article and noticed the thing about this bug not being present in the beta, which makes it even weirder...

I ran the game at LOW settings with that bad boy at base speed (3.30Ghz) and a 5 year old gtx 670 and I got 45-75 fps. The only problem was i kept losing connection to the server on the same spot every time.

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3 Months ago

Devs forcing people to buy new hardware :S

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3 Months ago

Would have saved my $60 for a cpu if i would have known. I hope enough people ask for a refund so that Bungie will notice.

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Uncanny Mr. Spalk Avatar
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4 Months ago

They quoted my thread on the Bungie forum!

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isotroproprilik Avatar
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4 Months ago

I've got a Phenom II x4 955, same issues, I was fine during the beta now stupid game won't load. That super lame. At least I have a new cpu and motherboard in the mail so will just have to wait but still pretty lame. Not a god first impression...

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3 Months ago

No Man's Sky had a similar issue with 'missing' processor instruction sets and were able to release a patch to address the crashes on lower end processors.

Main difference in this case is that Destiny 2 is requiring a set of "Supplemental" instructions which are not present on any version of the Phenom II chipset. With NMS it was a more advanced set of instructions (SSE4.1) while the most advanced Phenom's only had a minimal version of the instructions (SSE4.a).

As for not seeing the issue in the beta. I figure it's entirely possible within the beta where they're generally primarily concerned with functionality rather than final overall optimization (which is where those instructions sets come into play).

And at the same time, there are no Phenom II processors that won't be 7 years old by the end of the year. That's not exactly an unreasonable timeframe for upgrading if you want to fancy yourself an enthusiast who 'needs' to play all the newest games on release.

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kyol Avatar
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3 Months ago

Yeah because my Phenom II x6 @ 4.2GHz is really so bad? When a G3258 dual core can play it. Absolutely nuts!

This would have been my first Bungie experience since Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001, so a prime target being new to the hole Bungie experience as of late. Would have bought all dem DLC's hook line and sinker, but nope!

Someone wanted to be a c**t that day.

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