The danger of early adoption is well known, but who could have thought that AMD’s best CPUs would be completely incompatible with Destiny 2, one of the most popular shooters on the market?
If you were rightfully enthusiastic about AMD’s latest 3000 lineup of CPUs, you can forget about using them to play Destiny 2 — at least, for the time being.
The new central processing units simply won’t launch the popular first-person shooter.
— TechRadar (@techradar) July 10, 2019
Failure to Launch
After the disappoint was discovered, early adopters of the third generation of Ryzen processors flooded the official Bungie and Reddit forums.
REportedly, you won’t even get an error if you try to launch Destiny 2. The game’s process will simply reside in the background — holding a modicum amount of CPU and RAM utilization without ever manifesting itself.
At the time of writing this article, the only way to launch the game on an AMD platform is to replace the third generation CPU with the second generation. This isn’t much of a workaround — since most people sell their old CPUs along with their entire build.
Keep Calm and Trust in a Destiny 2 Patch
Still, don’t let that dissuade you from getting a new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU.
The 3000 series offers exceptional performance and energy consumption, thanks to its switch to a 7nm technology and the addition of more cores than ever. It is also still affordable compared to its Intel counterpart. With this series, you may no longer have to compromise between a multitasking workstation and a dedicated gaming PC.
As for Destiny 2, Bungie will surely release a patch soon with AMD’s help. These kinds of hiccups are expected when a new hardware bar is raised.
Have you had problems with the new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU on any other games? Let us know in the comments below!
Image courtesy of IGDB/Destiny 2 press kit, Twitter/@techradar.