Destiny 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online-only FPS shooter game, developed by Bungie and released globally back in October of 2017. The game is set in a “Mythic Science Fiction” storyline. The game revolves around the core story of a player, who role-plays as a “Guardian” for the last safe city on Earth using a power they wield, referred to as “the Light”. The game has seen continuous addition of expansion packs and continuous updates, which is the reason that the game has been able to maintain a great retention ratio even after almost 5 years of its release.
However, with the continuous expansion packs, we sometimes have to come across quite a few errors and glitches. One thing we absolutely love about Destiny is that they have such a fan and quirky way of naming their errors. In this article, we are going to cover a rather ominous error called “Weasel”.
This error forces the player to disconnect from the game server. Previously grouped under the error, “centipede” (just another fun nomenclature) the classification was targeted at easier identification of the issues being faced by the user.
In this article, we will take a look at why this issue occurs, and what are its fixes. Read on to learn more.
How to Fix Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel
The first thing players should do when faced with this problem is to check the server status. This can be done in many different ways.
Check Server Status
Bungie updates scheduled maintenance on its Twitter account @BungieHelp. You can follow their social media for scheduled maintenance.
The second method is to check the status of the server through third-party services and websites like downdetector.com.
If the actual game servers are down, then there isn’t much you can do except wait it out, till the issue is fixed.
Check Internet Connectivity
A server issue is guaranteed if your connectivity status isn’t up to the mark.
Here are a few pointers to check to ensure that you have proper internet connectivity.
- Close all unnecessary background apps, which aren’t being used or aren’t critical to the proper functioning of your system. This ensures minimum load on your available bandwidth.
- Run a quick speed test using 3rd party websites like speedtest.net or fast.com. If you have an exceptionally poor connection speed, it implies that your login requests are getting timed out.
- Initiate a quick router restart, also known as a soft reset. This helps in clearing out the cache of the router.
- If you are running the game for the first time and you face this issue, this might also mean your firewall can be blamed for this issue. Check your outbound and inbound rules for something preventing a successful connection. It is recommended to disable the firewall completely and try logging in.
- You can also try switching to a wired network from a wireless network so that wifi connection strength can be ruled out as an error.
Ensure there are no Pending Clan Invites
Sometimes it might happen that there might be a pending invite from a clan, so in order to fix the issue, all you have to do is go into bungie.net and check for new clan invites. Clear up any pending invites and try replaying the game.
Set up a New Account (PlayStation users only)
If you are on a PlayStation, you can try creating a new account, we have often seen this step fixing the error for PlayStation users
Uninstall Destiny 2 from your Smartphone
Destiny 2 comes with an amazing smartphone companion app that has done a splendid job of letting you be connected to the game even when you are away from the platform of gaming of your choice. However, a lot of users have commented that uninstalling this application has fixed the weasel error.
Clear Cache (Xbox users)
Clearing the cache on your console has often been magical in fixing the weasel error. To clear the cache on your Xbox, follow these steps:-
Shut down the Xbox> Remove the Power cord and press and hold the power button on the console to drain the power stored in the capacitors> Put in the power brick and it will display white color light wait for it to change from white to orange.
Now you’re done, turn the XBOX on and start playing.
Check for Updates
Check if there are any updates on your console/Pc or game, if there is one, we recommend keeping everything up to date, as developers fix most issues in subsequent updates. Updating might solve the issue.
That’s all for this error guide. We hope one of these methods has worked for you; thanks for sticking to the end, see you in the next one.