A little over a week ago there was a system update on the PlayStation Network. I always look at the notes and, in this case, they were sparse; something about nominal improvements overall. Since that update, every single time I log out of Destiny 2, I get the following error: CE-34878-0.
I looked it up online and it turns out there are potential fixes for that error code in general, but most of them involve doing a factory reset of the system.
No thank you.
I wasn’t having this issue before the PSN system update.
Which reminds me of another situation.
For months, every time I went to switch between apps on my PS4, the system would slow to a crawl. I asked around and several people I know were also experiencing the slow down. It seemed it had to do with an update that was eventually patched out.
The issue was eventually resolved with a further update, but it got me thinking: how many issues do these updates cause?
Probably many more than I will ever know.
Back to error code: CE-34878-0.
Literally every time I’ve logged out of Destiny 2 (properly, no less) in the last ten days or so, I’ve gotten this error code. I’ve done nothing different aside from that not long ago update. I keep sending in the error reports, but I believe I’m at the mercy of Sony’s team to address the issue in a future update.
On top of those issues, Destiny 2 has been a far buggier game than the first. There has already been more server maintenance performed in a short time, and I’m honestly surprised. I feel like this launch could only go smoother than the launch of the first game, however I’ve seen more issues with this game by far.
I’ve seen “Contacting Destiny 2 Servers” more times than I can count, and I’ve been booted from my fireteam more than a handful of times. I was running during a Crucible match and was booted for inactivity (which I thought was ironic since I was actively running when it happened). I’ve been sent all the way back to the PlayStation menu for seemingly no reason. These things rarely happened in the first game; why are they happening so often in the sequel?
I have no good answer.
I’ve seen more lag in PvE than in PvP (which is a switch). My partner and I play in the same room, back to back. There are times I will tell him I am next to a chest or a consumable and he expresses confusion. I tell him exactly where I am and he will ask me to look at his screen and I will be somewhere completely different in his game. I’ve seen the same thing in reverse more than once.
I very much understand there will be bugs and wrinkles to iron out, but for the situations to be worse than the first release, I have to admit, it’s confusing. I can only hope some patches roll out soon for both a PSN system update, as well as a lot of Destiny 2 fixes.
Even so, I’m sure I will be playing a ridiculous amount of Destiny 2 this weekend. Despite all the issues, I’m completely engaged.
What will you be playing this weekend? Any exciting plans?
For me, today, it’s yet another horror movie Friday. I have several new releases on Blu Ray and I can’t wait to dive in. I’m not even sure what I will watch first!
Cheers, friends. Please be safe out there. :)