If you're trying to launch Destiny 2 on your PC and keep getting the "Error Code CHIVE," don't worry - there are several methods you can try to resolve the issue. In this guide, we'll go over each of these methods step-by-step to help you get back to playing your favorite game in no time.
Method #1: Update Your Graphics Card Driver
The first thing you should do is update your graphics card driver.
To update your graphics driver, visit the corresponding driver page for your graphics card brand. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, go to the NVIDIA drivers page to download the latest driver. If you have an AMD graphics card, head to the AMD drivers page to download the latest driver. In the case of an Intel graphics card, you can visit the Intel driver support page to check for and download any available updates.
To resolve the CHIVE error, it may be necessary to completely uninstall your graphics driver using DDU even if you have already updated to the latest version. This will remove any remaining files or settings that might be causing the issue. Once you've uninstalled the driver, install one of the previous versions of the graphics driver.
After installing the previous version of the graphics driver, restart your computer and try launching Destiny 2 again.
Method #2: Install Windows Update
If you're running Windows 7, you may need to install an update to resolve the Chive error in Destiny 2. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Microsoft Download Center and search for "KB2670838"
- Click on the "Download" button.
- Select the "Windows6.1-KB2670838-x64.msu" file and click "Next."
- Once the download is complete, install the update.
- After installing the update, restart your computer and try launching Destiny 2 again.
Method #3: Verify Game Files
If neither of the above methods work, you can try verifying your game files. Here's how:
- Go to your Steam library and right-click on Destiny 2.
- Click on "Properties"
- Go to the "LOCAL FILES" tab.
- Click on the "VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES" button.
- Steam will then verify the game files and replace any missing or corrupted files.
- After the verification is complete, try launching Destiny 2 again.
Additional Method: Run as Admin and Ignore High DPI Settings
As mentioned in the initial problem description, running Destiny 2 as an administrator and forcing it to ignore high DPI settings may also help bypass the CHIVE error. Here's how to do it:
- Right-click on the Destiny 2 executable file (destiny2.exe and destiny2launcher.exe).
- Select "Properties"
- Go to the "Compatibility" tab.
- Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator"
- Check the box that says "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and select "Application" from the drop-down menu.
- Click "Apply" and then "OK"
- Try launching Destiny 2 again.
In conclusion, these methods should help you resolve the Chive error in Destiny 2. If none of these methods work, you can try contacting Bungie Support for further assistance.