Destiny 2 error code ‘Baboon' or 'Contacting Destiny 2 Servers' issue troubles many

Destiny 2, the multiplayer FPS developed by Bungie, has been experiencing some serious server stability issues over the past few days.

Destiny 2 takes place in a persistently connected world (semi-MMO). So, the stability of the netcode and the servers is a fundamental aspect.

However, the above is not being fulfilled. For instance, until recently many Destiny 2 players were facing a ‘Cat’ error when trying to access the game (1, 2, 3, 4), but this error has been resolved.

In addition, there is another server issue that is still ongoing. This is the Destiny 2 ‘Baboon’ error code and ‘Contacting Destiny 2 Servers’ error message that is affecting many players in Canada.

Destiny 2 players facing ‘Baboon’ error code in Canada

The ‘Baboon’ error code is preventing many players in Canada from accessing Destiny 2 matches. The issue occurs even on very high speed wired connections.


Destiny 2 is borderline unplayable for many in Western Canada. Well, borderline unplayable in PVE. Completely unplayable in PVP.

There are widespread reports of players on Telus fibre internet (a major telecom in the area) getting consistent ‘connecting to destiny servers’ messages, baboon errors, enemy rubber banding, bad hit detection, etc.

I can personally confirm. For the record. I have 1000/1000 internet, connected via ethernet cable, with port forwarding.

According to multiple reports, the ‘Baboon’ and ‘Contacting Destiny 2 Servers’ error codes would have started since March 17, and persist to this day.

Some players contacted their ISP support to ask if the network was to blame for the errors. However, they were told that the fault lies with Bungie.

Constant “Contacting Destiny 2 Servers” the last couple of days.

Ever since March 17th, I’ve been having constant “contacting destiny 2 servers” and getting baboon’d out of every activity almost hourly. I’m on WIRED connection with 150 up/down, restarted everything and even contacted my ISP (Telus) and told me my connections are perfect, and that this is an issue on Bungies end.

A potential workaround while a fix arrives

That said, there is a potential workaround that reportedly helps resolve the issue as we wait for an official solution, hopefully in the future. Basically it is recommended to use a VPN to access the game.

UPDATE 3/20/2022: using a vpn does seem to work to get back into the game. But without a vpn, i cannot get into anything whatsoever. I am also on telus fibre like a few people have also mentioned, but friend of mine with a different provider also had similar connection issues. Also located in BC.

There is no official acknowledgment on the issue from Bungie yet. We will update this story as events unfold.

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