FIX: Destiny 2 error code buffalo

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fix Destiny 2 error code

Destiny 2 is a popular free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter video game and is available on multiple platforms. However, when launching the game, several users have reported the error code Buffalo error.

According to the developer, this error can occur if the user is not signed into their account. However, the reasons can vary depending on the users.

If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the Destiny 2 error code buffalo in Windows.

How do I fix the destiny 2 error code buffalo?

1. Delete the cvars.xml file

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  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type %appdata% and click OK. This will open the App Data folder.
  3. Scroll down and open the Bungie folder.
  4. Now go to DestinyPC > Prefs folder.
  5. Locate and right-click on cvars.xml file and click Delete.
  6. Once deleted, close File Explorer.
  7. Relaunch Destiny 2 and check if the error is resolved.

The cvars.xml file holds some key game settings in the installation folder. Deleting the file can help you resolve the error code buffalo error in Destiny 2.

2. Sign out and sign in

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  1. If you haven’t tried already, a simple log out and login can help you fix the Destiny 2 error.
  2. Open the Battlenet Desktop app.
  3. Click the Desktop App’s icon (upper left blue icon).
  4. Click the Log Out option.
  5. Click Yes to confirm the action.
  6. In the new window, enter your user credentials and login to the BattleNet account again and check for any improvements.

2.1 Log out of the computer

  1. If you access Destiny 2 from multiple computers, it may trigger the error as the game does not allow the users to be logged in on two different computers at the same time.
  2. Make sure you are logged out of your secondary/idle computer before attempting to log in to your current system.
  3. Use the Log out of all logged-in devices option if you don’t remember whether you have logged in to other computers or not.

2.2 Keep trying to connect

  1. At times, the issue may be with the Destiny 2 server.
  2. If the servers are witnessing high traffic, the game may fail to connect to the server.
  3. Several users have reported that after multiple attempts, they can connect to the server.

3. Change the server location

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  1. Close Destiny 2.
  2. Launch the Blizzard desktop application.
  3. Open the Destinypage.
  4. Change the current region to your desired region using the drop-down list under the Play button.
  5. Once set, open Destiny 2 and check for any improvements.

Some users were able to resolve the issue by changing the server region in the Blizzard desktop application. Changing the server region can resolve the error if the issue is specific to Bungie servers.

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4. Use a virtual private network

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  1. Using a VPN can help resolve the issue if the error is occurring on a specific server or region.
  2. If you have a VPN app installed, connect using the app.
  3. Relaunch Destiny 2 and check if the issue is resolved.
  4. If you are noticing ping issues, simply disconnect the VPN and check again.
  5. Disconnecting the VPN won’t affect your game session, and you will be reconnected in a few seconds.
  6. If the issue persists even after using a VPN, change the server location in your VPN to see if that helps.

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5. Set LAN setting to automatic

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  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type inetcpl.cpl. This will open the Internet Properties window.
  3. In the Internet Properties window, open the Connections tab.
  4. Under Local Area Network settings, click the LAN Setting button.
  5. Now, set all the LAN settings to Automatic.
  6. Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
  7. Restart your computer and launch Destiny 2 to check if the issue is resolved.

6. Disable antivirus programs

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  1. If you have third-party antivirus software installed, try disabling it temporarily.
  2. Right-click on the antivirus icon in the taskbar.
  3. Select Disable temporarily or similar options.
  4. Once the antivirus is disabled, try launching Destiny 2 and check if the error is resolved.

If the error Destiny 2 error code buffalo is resolved after disabling antivirus, try adding the game to the exception or whitelist.

The Destiny 2 error code buffalo error can occur due to many reasons. Follow all the steps in this article one by one to find the fix that works for you. Let us know which fix helped you resolve the error in the comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • To fix the error code, delete the cvars.xml file from the installation folder. Next, disable the antivirus, change LAN settings, and follow other steps in the article above. For more information on similar bugs, check out this guide on frequent Destiny 2 errors.

  • Destiny is supported on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One consoles. If you play the Xbox One version, then maybe you should check out this list of frequent Xbox One Destiny 2 bugs, as well as their fixes.

  • Destiny was released on September 9, 2014

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