Error Code: Bee is considered to be one of the most scandalous Destiny error codes which has been annoying gamers for quite some time now. The annoying part about this bug is that it shows up even if the user has his network settings on point.
Explanation of Code Bee
Error Code: BEE is one of the many errors which pop up due to general disconnection between the user’s console and various routes that the traffic follows to reach Bungie’s server. The various reasons for disconnection can be anything, starting from packet loss to ISP saturation.
Given below is a list of possibilities and ways of fixing them, but before moving any further do make sure that you are playing the game using a wired connection.
Reason 1: Stuck in Error State (Console Only)
Sometimes the cache of the console needs to be cleared to get rid of the error code. This applies to almost all the errors arising with consoles.
For Xbox One:
- The power button is pressed and held till the console shuts down.
- The power brick is removed from the console and the power button is pressed few times to make sure that there is no power left. This helps to clear the cache memory.
- The power brick is then reconnected and the console switched on once the color of light on power brick turns to orange.
- In Xbox Ones’s settings menu, Network >> Advanced Settings option is selected.
- Here, “Alternate Mac Address” option is selected following which “Clear” option is selected.
- The console then restarts and clears the cache memory once the action is confirmed on the confirmation window.
- Having restarted the console, the user should be able to play without any further error codes popping up.
For PlayStation 4:
- The console is switched off and the power cords removed from it.
- The console is turned back on after a few minutes.
Reason 2: Ancient Equipment
Most of the time people ignore router, cables, splitters and other network related equipment while going for upgrades. These old outdated equipment might decrease the quality of your internet connection leading to error code Bee and other similar errors. If any of the network related stuff is older than 4-5 years, the service provider must be contacted to replace them. Generally, one can upgrade these on their own.
Reason 3: Odd Router Ports
Destiny 2 uses quite odd ports which are high and in most cases the routers block these ports. Fixing this problem requires port forwarding, which cant be done unless it’s the user’s private network or the user has the appropriate permissions.
Firstly, static IP is manually assigned to the console.
- Select Settings >> Network >> View Connection Status
- Note down the IP address and MAC address.
For Xbox One:
- Select Settings >> Network >> Advanced Settings
- Note down the IP address and MAC address listen under IP settings.
Next the collected information is used to set up a static IP address for the console. Follow the steps below to do so:
- Open the browser and enter the Default Gateway Number ( IP address) of the router in the URL field and press enter.
- Enter the username and password to login and manage your router settings.
- In the settings page, activate the “Enable Manual Assignment” option. Enter the IP address and MAC address of the console under Manual Assignment option and click add.
Now the console has a static IP and port forwarding can be done. This step forwards the ports used in Destiny 2 through the router and via the console.
- Select port forwarding section from router’s homepage. This option might have its own separate link or might be under a different section like applications, gaming, firewall, protected setup or advanced settings, depending on the router.
- Here ports to be opened are entered under Internal and External, or a range ports to be opened are entered under Start and End. For Destiny 2 the ports ranges are:
- 7500 – 17899 (TCP) Outbound
- 30000 – 40399 (TCP) Outbound
- 35000 – 35099 (UDP) Inbound & Outbound
Please Note: The TCP and UDP abbreviations are the options to be selected under the Type of Service option.
- Next the Static IP created for the console is entered and the enable option is clicked. Lastly, the Save or Apply Changes button is clicked.
- The router and console are restarted before starting a game to make sure that all the settings are saved.
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