With the arrival of The Witch Queen comes a raft of new and interesting errors for us to deal with. One such issue is the Witch Queen Boar Error. Which disappointingly doesn't involve a wild animal running rampant in a truffle shop. It does, however, involve players being unable to enjoy the latest content from Bungie in the much-loved world of Destiny. And that's where we step in.
We're here to tell you everything you need to know about the Boar error, so you can swiftly skewer it and get back to the important matters at hand. Let's get going.
How To Fix The Witch Queen Boar Error
There are lots of possible reasons why you might encounter the Boar error. This, consequently, means there are lots of potential fixes. We'll start by looking at some of the broader fixes, before moving onto the more specific solutions, depending upon the underlying cause.
- Start by checking the server status of the game. The Twitter account @BungieHelp will list any known service updates. If there is an issue with the servers, wait for these to be resolved before trying again. These may be more common in the days just after the game launches, as this is when traffic is likely to be at its heaviest.
- Make sure your own internet conenction is working well. Bungie recommends playing Destiny 2 using a wired connection if possible. This is usually a more stable connection.
- If you are on console, check for service outages for Xbox Live or PlayStation Network.
Console Specific Fixes
- The Boar error can also manifest when players have lost connection in the midst of a software patch or console update. To remedy this, delete the failed update, and then restart it from the Downloads menu.
- It can also arise when players are using external storage with their console. The simplest step is to install the game on the internal hard drive.
- There are suggestions that the error is more common for players who are using WiFi. So if possible, try using a wired connection, for greater stability.
- Make sure you have installed any pending updates for the game, or your console.
- Game sharing has also been attributed to causing this error. In this scenario, players may need to deactivate a console and stop game sharing to fix the Boar error.
- Finally, make sure you are properly connected and signed in to Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, as appropriate.
If you've tried any appropriate fixes that we've outlined above, and are still experiencing the Boar error, there are a couple of final steps you can try:
A region mismatch between the game and your account might be to blame. To fix this, install the game and create a new account. Make sure the region of the new account matches the game's region. Once you've done this, launch the game and download any pending updates. Once this is completed, sign out of the new account and sign back into the original account.
If more than two consoles that use the same account are trying to play Destiny at the same time, this can also cause the issue. So make sure you aren't playing at the same time as someone else using the same credentials.
Last, but not least, you may need to consider a complete reinstallation of the game.
If none of these steps is successful, reach out to Bungie Support for further help.
What Is The Witch Queen Boar Error?
The Witch Queen Boar error, as with many Destiny 2 errors, basically stops players from playing the game. There do appear to be a variety of reasons why you might get affected by this one. These include the following:
- Connection issues - both home network and online server related
- Issues with downloading updates or patches
- Storage compatibility issues
- Region mismatch
- Game sharing on console
It's hard to know exactly which of these will be behind your specific incident. So it's worth going through the steps we've tried above, to see which one works for you. That Boar will soon be on a spit roast.