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How to fix error code Cat in Destiny 2

Players are experiencing an error code named Cat preventing them from entering Destiny 2 servers. Here's how you can fix it.
How to fix error code Cat in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 players who tried to jump into the game on 3rd March have been greeted with error code cat, preventing them from entering the servers.

Naturally, this has frustrated those looking to continue their grind a week after both The Witch Queen expansion released and Season of the Risen kicked off. 

So, let's take a look at what exactly is the error code cat in Destiny 2 and what can you do, if anything, to solve the issue on your own. 

What is error code: Cat?

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Destiny 2 players are running into an error code: Cat prompt while launching the game. (Picture: Bungie)

According to Bungie's official website description, this error code shows up when players try to launch Destiny 2 while playing an older version of the game. This means you likely miss a patch that's preventing you from playing. 

With hotfix releasing on 3rd March seems many users bumped into this error without knowing a new patch was available for download.

How to fix error code: Cat

Depending on your platform, steps are different, but they're all relatively simple.


Microsoft Store

  • Go into the Microsoft Store app, press the ". . ." button next to your profile icon, press "Downloads and updates," and then press the "Get updates" button.
  • Go into the Xbox PC app, click the "My Collection" button in the top left, then "Manage Installs" in the top-right. You will then see a list of all installed Xbox games, what updates are available, and the option to turn on automatic updates (we recommend you turn this on). Updating the title from here will bring you in sync and allow you to connect to the game servers.


  • Restart the Steam app on your computer, including exiting out of the app via the Windows taskbar tray. The update for Destiny 2 should appear under Downloads that will automatically download as long as you have automatic updates enabled, otherwise, press the download button.
  • You may have to perform this action a few times if a new update just launched.
  • If the above solution doesn't work, please verify integrity of game files in the Steam app to see if that will cause the update to appear under downloads.
  • Additionally, you may have to clear the download cache in the Steam app for the update to appear.

Playstation and Xbox users

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Console users may have to uninstall the game if problems persist. (Picture: Bungie)

If the download didn't automatically install, try restarting the console and launching the game to see if the update prompt shows up.

Otherwise, the issue may lie elsewhere with some potential solutions requiring you to uninstall the game completely and redownload it. 


Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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