New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 27, 2021) follows:

Developed and published by Bungie, Destiny 2 is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooting game where the world is as dynamic as the players.

The game was launched in 2017 on the PC, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X were released in November of 2020.

Players are given the option to choose from three Guardian Classes – Titan, Warlock, and Hunter, each of which offers unique abilities. You can enjoy the game either playing co-op with your friends or go against them in competitive PvP.


Despite the game being years old, it still remains in the list of top 10 most played games on Steam. This is because Bungie regularly updates the game with new exciting expansion packs, events, weapons, and balance changes.

Naturally, the game has had a few hiccups with some bugs and issues affecting players from time to time. For example, a recent bug resulted in Xur missing from his intended location.

Having said that, it looks like a new issue is making the game unplayable for many. Lately, many Destiny 2 players are complaining that they are experiencing FPS drop on the PC version of the game.


I have an i5-10300H, GTX1650 TI ASUS ROG laptop. My FPS tops out at 60-70 which is lower than usual and I get these random fps drops while playing to like 45-40. I don’t have any issues in Apex, Aim labs, or Dota. Anyone having similar issues or any idea how I may try to fix it?

My MSI gaming laptop used to run Destiny at a pretty solid 60fps during Shadowkeep. I never had any issues graphically and this was at mostly highest settings. Since beyond light has launched and I’ve come back to the game In this current season it’s practically unplayable on my laptop. I’m getting around 15fps in the EDZ for example.

Gamers say they have tried everything from reinstalling the humongous game to verifying files and updating their graphic drivers, but nothing helps.

It seems that the FPS drop is prevalent in some areas while other areas seem to be just fine. Even people with high-end systems are reporting frame drops, which indicates that the issue lies with the game.

Many say that the FPS drops are getting worse with every update.Players are saying that the FPS drops are attributed to the addition of BattlEye Anti-Cheat software, which Bungie included with Update 3.3.0.

It seems Bungie was already aware that adding BattlEye to Destiny 2 will cause FPS drops but went on with the decision anyway. Right now, there is no word from Bungie if a fix is coming out or not.


We hope Bungie works with BattlEye to resolve the Destiny 2 FPS drops as soon as possible since it is making the game unplayable.

When Bungie releases a fix, we will update this article to reflect the same so make sure you keep an eye out on this space.

Update 1 (December 15)

11:57 (IST): Yet again, many gamers are complaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) about FPS drop in Destiny 2 after installing latest update. This leads to lagging and the game becomes unplayable.

Here are some reports for reference:

Has anyone else been getting low fps in the game. It has been for me, and I know it’s not my pc’s problem because other games work fine. (Source)

60 fps was normal before the update, but now its barely playble the fps jumps around constantly 60-50-40-30-20-10. Sometimes it becomes a slideshow. Pls fix this bungie Changing setting to lowest and updating drives doesnt help (Source)

Title. If I go sit in front of the Gunsmith and go into my inventory, it can drop below 30 fps which never ever happened before. Ryzen 5 3600 / RTX 2070 Super / DDR4 3200 32GB / SSD. All this @ 1080p. What’s everyone else’s experience? (Source)

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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