Error Code CHICKEN is not so popular among Destiny 2 gamers yet, but it’s already infamous for barring gamers from playing for several days. The game becomes unplayable with frequent chickens (error codes) popping up every time one tries to connect.
Explanation of Code Chicken
According to bungie, the error code chicken shows up due to poor internet connectivity. The possible reasons include playing on wireless connections, poor connection provided by the service provider, poor router performance, etc.
Another possible speculation by the community is that, shutting down the game before logging out might trigger this error. Given below is a list of few other possible reasons and methods to fix this error.
Reason 1: Server Error
There is a possibility that Bungie’s servers are at max load, i.e, crowded. In such a case the only option is to wait and try reconnecting every now and then. Its advisable to try reconnecting a few times before trying out other ways to fix the error.
Reason 2: Heavy load on Router
If there are multiple people using the same connection then the user might not get enough bandwidth. Although using a wired connection provides an upper hand as compared to wireless connections in such scenarios, but its advisable to restrict usage or stop other tasks during gaming.
Reason 3: Improper Logout (Consoles Only)
Some users have noticed that this error shows up when the game is shut down without logging out first. To avoid this error in future the user must log out from the settings tab in the character menu of the game. In case the user didn’t logout properly, then following the steps given below will be helpful.
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 4: Missing License (PS 4 only)
In case of PS4, the game might not be able to locate the license at times leading to this error code. In such scenario follow the steps below to restore the license of all the games, DLCs and add-ons linked to your PSN account.
- The settings option is selected from the home screen.
- Network >> Account Manager >> Restore Lisense are clicked int he order given.
Reason 5: Missing File
Irrespective of the platform, game files sometimes might get corrupted or deleted which might lead to such errors. To be sure that this isn’t the case the game must be uninstalled completely and reinstalled.
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