One of the things we like about Destiny 2 is their decision to give their error codes interesting names. Error code Baboon is another example of an error that has been causing consternation for players on Destiny 2. Like a real Baboon, the error code has been causing trouble. Today, we'll talk you through what you need to do, to rid yourself of this troublesome primate, and back to the important job of saving humanity from a race of killer aliens. Maybe we should have set the Baboons on them...
What is the Baboon Error Code?
Bungie themselves have acknowledged this particular code is causing trouble for players, and are "actively tracking" it. They have identified a couple of principle reasons for the Baboon error to manifest. One such cause is packet loss - when a packet of data fails to reach its intended destination. Other causes include internet connectivity issues, such as internet congestion, or a temporary loss of connection. With an online game, anything like this can prove fatal. Luckily, there are a few suggested fixes to help resolve Error Code Baboon. We'll run through those next.
How to fix the Baboon Error Code
Bungie have recommended a couple of essential things to try in order to fix this error. The first tip the suggest is to switch from a wireless connection to a wired one. This will help to rule out whether the issue is linked to an unstable WiFi connection, or an issue with signal strength. To add to this, if WiFi is a potential issue, then the usual troubleshooting rules also apply - restart the router and make sure you don't have lots of apps and devices fighting over bandwidth. Also, try to limit the distance and the number of walls and other obstacles between your router and your device.
The second thing to try is especially relevant if you repeatedly hit this error, and are struggling to log-in to Destiny at all. Force quit the game by completely closing it down, and then restart it. Here's how you do this, depending on which platform you are using:
Xbox One and Xbox SeriesX|S
- In the game or app, press the Xbox button.
- Verify that the big application tile is highlighted, and then press the Menu button.
- Select "Quit".
PlayStation 4 and 5
- Hold down the PS button.
- Select "Close Application".
- Select "Yes".
Windows 10 PC
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys at the same time
- Select Task Manager
- Click on Destiny 2 in the application list
- Click End Task to close the program
If none of these options is successful, then Bungie offers additional network troubleshooting help here.