Destiny 2 Black Screen On Startup Quick Fix

If you are experiencing the Destiny 2 black screen on startup issue then this could very well be caused by a software glitch. To fix this, make sure that your computer graphics card, operating system, and game are running on the latest updates.

Destiny 2 is a free to play multiplayer online first person shooter game that was first released for the Windows platform in 2017. The game has a Player versus Environment and Player versus Player mode. Players take on the role of a Guardian with the aim of protecting the Last City from aliens.

Quick and easy fix to Destiny 2 Black Screen

One common problem that you might encounter while playing this game is the black screen issue. This usually occurs when you start the game and can often be a frustrating experience. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.


  • Restart the computer.
  • Make sure the game is updated. This is done automatically when you start the game.
  • Make sure that your computer meets the necessary hardware requirements to play the game.


  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 GHz or Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 105 GB available space


  • OS: System Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Processor Intel® Core i5 2400 3.4 GHz or i5 7400 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB / AMD R9 390 8GB Memory 8 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 105 GB available space

Method 1: Update your graphics card driver to fix black screen of Destiny 2

One of the common causes of this problem is an outdated graphics driver which is why you will need to make sure that you have the latest driver installed. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card then here’s what you need to do.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Update GPU driver

  1. Right click on the NVIDIA settings icon.

    This can be found in the system tray on the lower right side of the window.nvidia settings icon

  2. Click on NVIDIA GeForce Experience.

    This will open the GeForce Experience windowDestiny 2 Black Screen

  3. Click the Drivers tab.

    This is the second tab on top of the GeForce Experience window.drivers tab

  4. Click Check for updates.

    This will check if any updates are available for your specific graphics card model. If updates are available then you should download and install it.check for updates

If you don’t see the GeForce Experience then you should download it first from here

You can also update your graphics card driver from the device manager.

  • Right click the Start button.
  • Click Device Manager.
  • Click the forward arrow before Display Adapters.
  • Right click the display adapter then click Update driver.
  • Click search automatically for drivers.

Method 2: Verify the integrity of the game

There’s a possibility that the problem is caused by missing or corrupted game files. In order to fix this you will need to verify the integrity of the game using the Steam client.

  • Open the Steam launcher.
  • Click the Library tab. 
  • Search for Destiny 2.
  • Right click the game then click Properties. 
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Verify Integrity of Game Files button.

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Destiny 2 black screen on startup issue.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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