FIX: Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected error

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  • Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. 
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Destiny 2 crash error

Destiny 2 is a free to play online multiplayer first-person shooter video game available on multiple platforms. However, several Windows users have reported the graphics runtime detected a crash or loss of device error after or during the launch.

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The error can occur due to third-party software conflict or hardware issues. In this article, we have listed a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you fix the Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected error in Windows.

How do I fix the Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected error?

1. Change NVIDIA software settings

Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected

  1. Open the NVIDIA control panel.
  2. Go to Manage 3D Settings.
  3. Click the Restore button to set all the settings to base settings.
  4. Next, open GeForce Experience.
  5. Click the Tool icon next to the Revert button.
  6. Change your screen resolution and type to windowed mode and smallest screen size available.
  7. Save the changes and exit GeForce Experience.
  8. Launch the game and check for any improvements.

If everything went right, you could change the 3D settings again in the NVIDIA control panel. If the issue persists, do the following.

Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected

  1. Open the NVIDIA control panel.
  2. Under the Display section, select the Change Resolution option.
  3. Make sure you have selected your primary monitor on which you play games.
  4. Scroll down and check the Use NVIDIA Color Settings option.
  5. Click Apply to save changes.
  6. Try launching Destiny 2 again and check if the issue is resolved.

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2. Check your GPU monitoring software

Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected

  1. If you are using a GPU monitoring and tweaking software like the Precision XOC, try disabling or uninstalling the software.
  2. Destiny 2 seems to have issues with the said tuning software resulting in crashes.
  3. Destiny 2 users were able to resolve the crashing issues by using the MSI Afterburner utility for monitoring.
  4. Additionally, you may also want to check if your GPU is using a single PCIe cable.
    • High powered graphics cards like the RTX 2080 may require you to use two PCIe cables for better stability.
  5. You may also try underclocking your overclocked GPU to see if that helps you resolve the issue

3. Uninstall and reinstall NVIDIA drivers

Destiny 2 crash error

  1. Download the DDU tool to your computer and extract it.
  2. Run the Display Driver Uninstaller.exe file.
  3. Under Launch Options, click the drop-down menu and select Safe Mode.
  4. Click Launch.
  5. Your system will now restart in Safe Mode.
  6. In the DDU tool, click the drop-down menu and select NVIDIA.
  7. Click on the Clean and restart button to uninstall all the NVIDIA display drivers.
  8. After the restart, download and install NVIDIA GeForce Experience to install the latest drivers.
  9. Try launching Destiny 2 again and check for any improvements.

4. Check your GPU for hardware failure

Destiny 2 crash error

  1. Make sure your GPU is not experiencing hardware failure resulting in crashes.
  2. Try launching a game other than Destiny 2.
  3. Play the game for some time and see if the runtime error occurs or look for any crashes.
  4. If the issue occurs on multiple games, you may need to check your graphics card for hardware failure.
  5. Take the GPU to a service center for better assistance.

Destiny 2 graphics runtime detected error can occur due to several reasons, including drivers as well as GPU hardware issues. Follow the steps in this article to diagnose and fix the issue in Windows.

FAQs: Learn more about Destiny 2 crashes

  • Why does my Destiny 2 keep crashing?

Frequent Destiny  2 crashes can be a result of driver issues or if the graphic card is not receiving adequate power. If all else fails, maybe you should consider getting a better GPU.

  • How do I stop destiny 2 from crashing?

To stop Destiny 2 from crashing, verify the integrity of Game Files in Steam, disable full-screen optimization and overlays, underclock your CPU, update your GPU driver, and check of GPU hardware issues.

  • Can hardware cause Destiny 2 to crash?

Yes. The most common culprit for sudden game crashes is usually the video card or your hard drive.