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Destiny 2 Lightfall Preloads Triggering Early in Some Regions, Causing PS5 Players to Reinstall the Game

Destiny 2 players on PS5 in some parts of the globe are having problems with their games due to a bug that forces them to preload the upcoming Lightfall expansion ahead of schedule.

The expansion has players on the edge of their seats due to an enthralling trailer and probably one of the most dangerous threats yet. The expansion will be released on February 28, 2023, after being postponed from its initial planned release date of 2022. Players are meant to be able to preload the expansion early due to its large size, thanks to all of the new features and story; however, Bungie has acknowledged that the preload has begun early in a Tweet.

UPDATE: PS5 players who still want to play Destiny 2 need to perform the following:

• Uninstall the game
• Go to “Game Library”
• Select “Your Collection”
• Select the Destiny 2 icon
• Select the PS5 version
• On the D2 store page, select “Download” to reinstall D2— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 26, 2023

To escape the early preload and instead get right back into the action today, players must follow Bungie’s instructions and reinstall the game. This forced bug will not affect every PS5 player because it only affects certain areas and does not appear to affect players on other platforms at this time.

Players who don’t mind the over 90GB download can let it continue, but if you’re not patient enough to wait, or don’t have a spare 90GB on your PS5, you’ll need to follow the steps outlined in the Tweet to get back in. It’s also been reported that some players are unable to reconnect to Destiny servers after installing the upgrade, so it’s a bit of a toss-up. Regardless, this is a significant annoyance for die-hard Destiny 2 players so close to the release of such an exciting expansion.

Simon Hewitt

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