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Can I Run Destiny 2 on Windows 11?

Is Destiny 2 compatible with Windows 11? Recently, this questions appeared on lots of forums. Windows users are concerned about if they can play Destiny 2 after upgrading or installing Windows 11. Also, users who is going to buy a new computer preinstalled with Windows 11. No worry, this article will tell you the details about can Destiny 2 run on Windows 11 or not.

About Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is an FPS game produced by Bungie and published by Activision (before 2019), which is the orthodox sequel to Destiny.

Year 1 (Scarlet War)

Under the command of Lord Gao, the commander of the Cabal Crimson Legion, the invading forces launched a fierce attack, and the humans were outnumbered and lost their last refuge. Gaio stripped the city’s guardians of their power, forcing them to flee. You will have the opportunity to explore mysterious unknown worlds in the solar system, arm yourself with invincible weapons and new combat capabilities. In order to defeat the Crimson Legion and challenge the Lord Geor, you will need to gather the heroes scattered across the human race and unite to take back our homeland.

Year 2 (Forsaken)

The remnants of the reef have become overwhelming after years of fighting. You and Cade 6 have been sent to investigate the recent unrest for yourself. Soon after your arrival, you discover that the most wanted criminals at the Elder’s Prison have organized an escape. Disregarding the authority of the Vanguard, you will go deep into the reef to hunt down these fugitives. Explore new areas, awaken new energies, acquire powerful weapons, and unlock long-lost secrets of the Awakened. The hunt has begun.

Year 3 (Shadow Fortress)

As the heroes of the Holy City turn their attention to the front lines of our galaxy, a new nightmare awakens from its slumber. Join Eris Morn on the moon, arm yourself with exotic gear, and prove your bravery in the Dark Garden and the Heretic Abyss. You must confront the evil spirits of evil and destroy them all before they drag human civilization back to the dark ages.

Year 4 (Moment of Light)

A new force was born from the pyramidal ships docked on Europa’s permafrost front, and a dark empire rose at its feet. In Destiny 2: Hour of Light, join your fellow Guardians and destroy this empire at any cost—even with the power of the shadows.

Destiny 2 System Requirements

How can I know if Destiny 2 is compatible with Windows 11? Actually, you should check the Destiny 2 system requirements at first. Generally speaking, Destiny 2 can run on Windows 11 as long as your Windows 11 device hardware meets the Destiny 2 system requirements.

System RequirementsMinimumRecommended
OSWindows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit
CPUIntel – Core i3-3250 / AMD – FX-4350Intel – Core i5-2400 / AMD – Ryzen R5 1600X
Memory6 GB RAM8 GB RAM
Video cardNvidia – GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD – Radeon HD 7850 2GBNvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD – Radeon R9 390 8GB
CPU speedInfoInfo
Vertex shader5.05.1
Pixel Shader5.05.1
Dedicated video ram2 GB4 GB
Storage68 GB 68 GB

Fix Destiny 2 Not Working or Freezing on Windows 11

in some cases, even your hardware meets the Destiny 2 system requirements, Destiny 2 is freezing on Windows 11. You can try the following solutions to fix Destiny 2 not working correctly on Windows 11.

Perform a Clean Boot

  • Search for System Configuration and open it.
  • Select Hide all Microsoft services under Services Tab, then click on Disable all, click OK button.
  • Click on Startup tab and hit on Task Manager.
  • Select all startup programs under Startup tab and disable all enabled startup items.
Perform a Clean Boot
Perform a Clean Boot

Disable Unnecessary Apps

  • Press Win plus X keys and select Task Manager.
  • Choose Processes tab, all apps using data will be in the Network list.
  • End the apps that use the most data, like GeForce Experience, Riva Tuner, MSI Afterburner, MSI Gaming app, Fraps, Uplay, etc.
Close all apps using network
Close all apps using network

Disable Overlay

  • Go to Library in Steam and right-click on Destiny 2>Properties.
  • Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
Disable the Overlay
Disable the Overlay

Disable Antivirus

If your computer is installed with antivirus programs like AVG Antivirus, Norton, Bitdefender, McAfee, etc., you should disable these antivirus programs when playing Destiny 2. Because antivirus program might cause Witcher 3 not working or freezing on Windows 11. Therefore you need to disable the antivirus to fix this issue. Or you can add Destiny 2 in the white list of your antivirus programs.

Run Witcher 3 as Administrator

  • Firstly, run Steam as administrator, right-click your Steam, and select Properties>Compatibility tab>check the box before the Run this program as an administrator>Apply>OK.
  • Then, run Destiny 2 as administrator, locate to the folder where Destiny 2 is installed to find the Destiny 2 exe.
  • Right-click Destiny 2 exe and select Properties>Compatibility tab>check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select your previous operating system>tick Run this program as an administrator>Apply>OK.
Run the game as an administrator
Run the game as an administrator

Verify Integrity of Game Files

If above ways do not work for you, try to Verify Integrity of Game Files for Destiny 2.

  • Go to Library in Steam and right-click on Destiny 2>Properties.
  • Go to Local Files > Verify integrity of game files.
Verify integrity of game files
Verify integrity of game files

Update Graphics Card Driver

Outdated drivers usually cause conflicts on computer. this might be a reason causing Destiny 2 not working or freezing on Windows 11. therefore you are recommended to update graphics card drivers for Destiny 2 by the following steps:

  • Download and install Driver Booster.
  • Scan outdated drivers on your PC.
  • Update the graphics card driver.

Today, this article tells us the Destiny 2 system requirements which can help Windows 11 users to check if they can run Destiny 2 on Windows 11 device. moreover, if you are unfortunately facing the problem Destiny 2 not working or freezing, the solutions mentioned above can help you fix it and allow you play Destiny 2 on Windows 11.

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