Destiny 2 error code Nightingale - How to fix

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Destiny 2 error code Nightingale - How to fix
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If you are receiving the Destiny 2 error code Nightingale when launching the game, we have found some working fixes on Reddit.

After Anteaters, Baboons, Bees, Beagles and Weasels, it is Nightingale that is taking its turn at making the lives of Destiny 2 players difficult. Many gamers are unable to play the sci-fi game due to this pesky error.

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In this article, we will show you how to fix the error code Nightingale so you can join your fellow Guardians in no time. Let's jump right into it!

How to fix Destiny 2 error code Nightingale

There are some troubleshooting steps Bungie has provided on the support website to fix the Destiny 2 error code Nightingale, but there is no guarantee that they will work. So we scoured Reddit to find the fixes that actually worked for people.

Here are the tips we found on Reddit to fix the Destiny 2 error code Nightingale:

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  • This Reddit user managed to fix the error by changing the DNS settings to Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4)
  • Using a VPN helped this person to get rid of the error. So, it is worth a shot!
  • Try using your mobile hotspot to make an initial connection to Destiny 2 servers.
  • Allow Destiny 2 through your firewall.
  • Bungie recommends console gamers do a power cycle of their consoles to fix the issue.
  • If you are on Steam, clear the download cache in the Steam launcher and then verify the integrity of game files as Bungie suggested.
  • Likewise, if you are on Epic Games, clear the Epic Games Launcher's web cache and then verify the game files to see if the issue is resolved.

Hopefully, one of the suggestions will help you fix the Destiny 2 error code Nightingale. If not, Bungie suggests you uninstall and reinstall Destiny 2. But in most cases, the first four tips should fix the issue.

What is the Destiny 2 error code Nightingale?

The Destiny 2 error code Nightingale is the result of some network issues. You encounter that error code when the game tries to find the Bungie servers for the first time after an update, by sending a request "packet."

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If, for some reason, your router or some other step along the way doesn't know the way to reach the game servers, the request times out, and you receive that error code Nightingale. But once your device knows the way to Bungie, you won't encounter the error again.

So, the workaround is to use a VPN or mobile hotspot or a different DNS server to make the initial connection after the update. And once you establish a connection with the game servers, you can switch back to your normal setup and everything should work fine.