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How to fix Destiny’s PlayStation Boar Bug

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Destiny has, for the most part, had a relatively smooth launch, which is extremely rare for games that require a constant online connection. Those alpha and beta tests earlier this year definitely went to good use, but there are a few little hiccups swimming around here and there. Bungie is working hard to fix them most, including an oddly named error affecting PS3 players.

Many Destiny players have been struggling with the Centipede connection error, but a few PS3 players have been hit with a whole new error entirely. The Boar bug is preventing players from connecting to the online servers, but thankfully Bungie has a fix already. Players need to simply create a new PSN account.

No need to grab the pitchforks and torches though, because this doesn’t mean you’ll need to delete your regular PS3 PSN account. It seems to be some sort of authentication issue, which can be solved by doing the following (via VG24/7):

  1. Install Destiny.
  2. Before launching the game, create a new PSN account. Ensure that the region of your new PSN account matches the game’s region.
  3. Launch Destiny to download the update.
  4. After the update is downloaded, sign out of your current account and back into your original PSN account.
  5. Launch Destiny.

If you still run into an issue, then you’re probably going to have to re-install Destiny. If you still have problems after that (which would be rare) then Bungie doesn’t really have a solution just yet, but it could also be an issue with your console.

Last Updated: September 12, 2014


  1. That’s a weird issue… just saying.


  2. Admiral Chief Assassin

    September 12, 2014 at 14:05

    Did you try switching it on and off again?


  3. Admiral Chief Assassin

    September 12, 2014 at 14:06

    • Gerhard Davids

      September 12, 2014 at 14:12

      Nah man, he just moving him to the shade so he can keep napping.


      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        September 12, 2014 at 14:12

        Now that you mention it…


  4. Admiral Chief Assassin

    September 12, 2014 at 14:07

  5. Aries

    September 12, 2014 at 14:11

    im starting to get alot of connection issues on my ps4, worked so well before, this port forwarding is crap


  6. Mossel

    September 12, 2014 at 14:20

    It’s almost like consoles are having the same issues as PCs these days…


  7. Rinceable

    September 12, 2014 at 14:22

    I cast OvG!


    • WarframedSquirrel

      September 12, 2014 at 14:36

      Casting… please wait… you cast is important to us… *crappy music*… all our OvG’s are currently unavailable, please hold…


  8. Hammersteyn

    September 12, 2014 at 14:30

    Good luck to all still struggling. Such a ball ache. This is just another sign that we are not yet 100% for online gaming, no matter your ISP or line speed.


    • Aries

      September 12, 2014 at 14:39

      You got yours right and now mine going mad, cant even go to the tower, but busy with the ports now, hopefully it works


      • Hammersteyn

        September 12, 2014 at 14:42

        It’s bullshit, why does it have to be such a project to get a game running?


        • Johan du Preez

          September 12, 2014 at 14:48

          No local servers … there is your problem right there ….


        • Ryanza

          September 12, 2014 at 14:53

          How many warnings do you need. You were warned with Diablo 3. You were warned with Simcity. If the game says constant online connection. You don’t preorder that shit, you don’t buy that shit on release day. You forget about it. If you can’t forget about it, then you wait a few months to try it out.

          I will never buy a game again that has constant online connection.


          • Hammersteyn

            September 12, 2014 at 15:10

            Yeah but that was PC, consoles never had this problem. This much anyways

          • Aries

            September 12, 2014 at 15:50

            ya, got mine working now, so happy for now

    • Aries

      September 13, 2014 at 15:57

      still cant play, being getting a baboon error now, but it more frequent, this is for me as bad as the BF4 launch on pc


      • Hammersteyn

        September 15, 2014 at 07:42

        I had a very stable weekend fortunately but I did get mostly bee errors now and then, did you open every port necessary and assigned a static IP?


        • Aries

          September 15, 2014 at 15:35

          i set everything up properly, it helkom that the problem


  9. Orde Miller

    September 12, 2014 at 14:33

    A comment posted on NYT, yesterday, concerning an article about adults refusing to grow up, has been stolen:

    In Reading, PA, Tea Party “Pastor” Steve spends his days stalking my comments on the net, stealing those he does not like, and otherwise hacking my pcs and launching denial of service attacks with his web designer buddy from Lancaster Co. PA.

    Hacker “Pastor” Steve has no job, his church was closed and sold, he was kicked out of the storefront school he opened, but turns out it was just a hacking center, with no students. All he does is hack while his wife works to support his hackling activities.

    It is sad, really, “Pastor” Steve spends his days totally consumed with the few comments I make in the NYT and on Disqus, and lets his childlike Tea Party hatreds turn him into the criminal adult equivalent of a juvenile delinquent.

    Someone/party is feeding him his stalking orders…


  10. Ryanza

    September 12, 2014 at 14:45

    I just have to.

    Don’t support DRM!
    What a wonderful phrase

    Don’t support DRM!
    Ain’t no passing craze

    It means no worries
    For the rest of your days

    It’s a problem free

    Don’t support DRM!


    • JuJu

      September 12, 2014 at 14:56

      its quite tiring…..


      • Ryanza

        September 12, 2014 at 15:03

        Hakuna Matata


        • JuJu

          September 12, 2014 at 15:36



  11. Zeronius

    September 18, 2014 at 05:43

    So, I have a CA bought PS3 and a TX bought copy of Destiny, (moved a few weeks ago blah blah blah)

    So kinda wondering why I’m getting the boar issue in the first place. I went through and followed the instructions step by step, nothing. All my other online feature games work fine (Diablo3, Defiance, demon and dark souls) so why isn’t Destiny working? Anything I can do other than wait forever for another fix or email/phone calls??


  12. KevMiami305

    September 18, 2014 at 06:18

    I first could not install the game on my PS3 because of the bug/ Error Code: BOAR and i followed all the instructions that the sites were telling me to do about creating a new PSN account and then to go try again but it wasn’t working. So i thought, what about if i update my PS3 to the latest update and then try again with the new account. next thing you know, BAM! it is installing.


  13. omg im a girl

    September 18, 2014 at 15:10

    Game console works well with all other games. Never had this issue before. Works on hubbys ps3 hardwired in the living room. Same account on ps3 on bedroom and can’t download game. I tried creating a new account. Updating ps store , installing update before launching game, nothing is working


  14. levisandor

    November 17, 2014 at 23:35

    After playing 100 hrs?!


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