If the Destiny 2 Error Code Plum and its anti-cheat is causing you pain, here's a look at what you can do to fix it.
While anti-cheat software is created with the best of intentions, when it throws up errors for innocent players, it is very annoying. This isn't exclusive to Destiny, though, with both the Fortnite Anti-Cheat and Elden Ring Anti-Cheat errors also hurting players.
The BattlEye Anti-Cheat software that Bungie recently introduced to support Destiny 2 has been introducing new errors to gamers. The dreaded Error Code PLUM is one of them. While plums are generally good for you, this is one that undoubtedly leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
Here's what we know about Error Code PLUM, and what you may be able to do, in order to get past it, and back into Destiny 2.
How To Fix Destiny 2 PLUM Anti-Cheat Error
With PLUM being a new error code, there remains a limited amount of advice on how to go about fixing it. But some of the most commonly suggested solutions are as follows:
- Check to see if you have any other anti-cheat software running your system. In particular, players have been citing Vanguard, the anti-cheat software for Valorant, as a potential trigger for this error. Disabling this software may stop the PLUM error from reappearing.
- Other users have reported this error cropping up when they are using an unstable internet connection. Some examples have included hotel Wi-Fi, which can be a bit...patchy. So it's well worth taking some time to make sure your internet connection is running as well as possible. Restart your router, consider switching to a wired connection if you aren't already using one, and minimise the number of apps and devices competing for bandwidth.
- Keep an eye on the server status for the game as well. If the servers are experiencing high traffic levels, this may cause some issues with the stability of your connection.
Because this is a new error, we can hope that Bungie is working on a fix for it. But if nothing seems to be working, contact them for help on Twitter @BungieHelp.
What Is The PLUM Anti-Cheat Error?
If you are the unfortunate recipient of the PLUM error, you'll see the following message:
Error code: PLUM
BattlEye has detected a problem with your computer. This is most likely due to a "cheat" file (cheat code file) open or present on your computer.
As we mentioned earlier, this is a new error, that started appearing at the same time as BattlEye Anti-Cheat software was introduced to the game. It is incorrectly identifying programs as being cheat files, and then blocking players from accessing the game.
While this is frustrating for innocent players, the sad truth is that Destiny 2 has been plagued by cheaters over the years. Issues such as self-resurrection, infinite ammo and flying have all been rife. So introducing anti-cheat software feels like the right move by Bungie. There were almost inevitably going to be teething problems; but hopefully, the fixes we've listed will work until this error has been properly fixed.