New patch may force you to reinstall Destiny

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Yesterday Bungie detailed a new hot fix that would be going live later in the day. It did, bring a host of small tweaks and changes to the game’s weapons and raids. Some players, however, are finding that the patch also manages to destroy their Destiny installation altogether.

Briefly after the hot fix went live Bungie realised that something was amiss. The developer tweeted out that some players may be forced to reinstall Destiny after updating, which is mandatory anyway considering the game is always-online.

So that’s a little inconvenient, considering how long game installations sometimes take on new consoles. But you’re pretty much fine if you have a physical copy of the game. The real issue is those who don’t –what happens to people like me who purchased the digital version?

Well it seems like we’re pretty much screwed. If the hot fix happens to affect your game and you’re prompted to reinstall, then prepare yourself for another massive download. It’s slightly more than a little “inconvenience”, as Bungie likes to put it.

So if you’re still playing Destiny, prepare for a little game of installation roulette the next time you update. It seems to be affecting people randomly, and Bungie is content on just advising players how to re-install the game rather than avoid the problem entirely. Wish me luck.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Viking Of Divinity

    How Did they not foresee this problem? It’s like they’ve got Activision blinders…. Activisin Blinders of course being made of $100 bills, y’all!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    How big is the download?

    • Viking Of Divinity

      40GB…. so that’ll take a week on console DL speeds.

      • You sure? I have it on disc and the installed game is around 20odd GB.

        • Viking Of Divinity

          not really, that was the first google hit. I don’t know how accurate it is.

      • Console DL speeds differ to PC DL speeds?

        • z1n

          Console limited to 720kbps but PC can go 1080kbps and more! 😛

          • Admiral Chief 0


          • Sean Carbutt

            Says who? Depends on your line speed. My mates in the UK with 40meg and better lines klapped the entire Destiny DL in just over an hour and this on a PS4. I have a 10 meg line and have downloaded 14 gigs in about 5 hours. Took me less than 4 hours to download that working, then not working Driveclub

          • z1n

            I think you missed my joke relating to the whole xbone/ps4 resolution debacle. 720p vs 1080p.

        • Hammersteyn

          Master race

          • Marc O Polo

            master race that isn’t playing destiny….

          • Hammersteyn

            no but they can utilize the internet speeds a lot better apparently

      • Kevin Brunsdon

        The download on xbox one is 18gb and 360 is about 7 I think. I purchased them yesterday so I would know

        • Yeah. I think it unpacks to 40 though?

          • Kevin Brunsdon

            Yeah, that is what I saw online. At least the download isn’t even half that

    • Marcus

      The update was 50 meg, but halfway down my download my console froze and had to do it all over again. (5gig install)

  • FoxOneZA

    Or you could just DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT!

    • Errol The Terrible

      DON’T PICK IT UP! You’re going to be bummed that you went that way.

    • HvR

      Snoop Dogg is proof that long term heavy dagga use will turn your brain into fozizzle nizzle.

      • Matthew Holliday

        Snoop is da bes.

    • Norman Pleasant

      This song is proof that breathing on the microphone constitutes a beat.

  • Marcus

    Luckily I have the hard copy and only wasted 20 min of my life. And now to quote every BF4 player: “Don’t release faulty patches and fix the game!”

  • LOL

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Well that’s mildly inconvenient for those affected. In the same way the PS+ price increase was “slight”.

    • Hammersteyn


  • GooseZA

    LOL! If I have to reinstall there’s not a chance I’m downloading another 30gigs. Forget it.

  • Hammersteyn

    Wow, those of us who did the raid last night surely dodged a bullet.

    • Sean Carbutt

      LOL. We were busy with the weekly nightfall strike and we had just finished and went to the tower when we were booted. Thankfully the update was a massive 5.29megs. LOL. Non of us had any issues, thankfully

  • Hammersteyn

    Also if they can maybe update the raid so that the loot is distributed fairly. That would be nice.

    • JHN

      I feel your pain bud, so sick of the loot distribution didnt get anything decent.

      • Hammersteyn

        I got two raid armor pieces and a n exotic fusion rifle, but the other guys weren’t so lucky. It kinda spoils the celebration

        • JHN

          Yeah I got screwed but will give it a go again tonight to try and land some new gear.

          • Hammersteyn

            It’s still fun completing a raid though, can’t wait for more. We managed to kill a Gorgon that spotted us for the first time too.

          • Fnuik

            Yesterday did my first strike 🙂 Now level 9 Titan after only a few hours, still long to go!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    And that young children is why you don’t buy digital – Always buy a disk!

  • Slangzn

    Maybe a blessing in disguise, stop this continues grind for gear and upgrade material to the point that you hate the game.

  • Norman Pleasant

    Good to see the MMO features are still rolling in.

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