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9/30/2016
Updating Destiny on the PlayStation 3 Legacy Console
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This is a sub-page in our Installing and Updating Destiny Guided Support. To return to the start of the support flow, please click here

Updating Destiny on the PlayStation 3


Destiny is often updated to address gameplay issues or to update in-game features. All Destiny players are required to download and apply available updates for their consoles to continue playing.  Most consoles will automatically download and install Destiny updates, however players may occasionally need to manually update Destiny. For more detailed information on downloading and installing Destiny Updates on the PlayStation 3, please see the guide below. 


Destiny Update Status and Notes


Some helpful guides players may want to also be aware of when updating Destiny are:

 

Automatic Updates for Destiny


Most consoles can be set up to receive automatic updates to Destiny. Here are the recommended steps to do so:

  1. Turn on the PlayStation 3 system
  2. Sign into the desired PSN profile
  3. Navigate to the Settings menu
  4. Select the System Storage Settings option
  5. Select the Automatic Update option
  6. Select the On option


Manually Updating Destiny


If players do not have automatic updates enabled, or if they encounter an issue with an update they may need to manually update Destiny. Here are the recommended steps to do so:

  1. Turn on the PlayStation 3 system
  2. Sign into the desired PSN profile
  3. Navigate to the  Game menu
  4. Scroll to the Destiny icon
  5. Press the Triangle button to bring up the Options menu
  6. Select the Check for Update option
  7. Select Yes to begin the Update process
  8. A progress bar will appear while the game is being installed on the console hard drive



Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Legacy Console and why is the PlayStation 3 considered one?

Beginning in August 2016, future Destiny game updates and content releases will only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles will be considered Legacy Consoles and will no longer receive major updates and content releases. For more information, please see our Legacy Console Guided Support

 

Why is the download taking so long and not showing any progress? 

If the download is taking an abnormally long time, please stop or delete the download, and clear the console cache. Once the PlayStation 3 system is turned back on, please restart the download manually as described above. As long as progress is being made, please try to continue the download normally.

If progress on the download bar stops, never starts, or otherwise stalls, please try uninstalling Destiny, clearing the console cache, and then reinstalling Destiny. If the download continues to encounters this problem, please contact PlayStation Support.


How much hard drive space is needed to download Destiny?

For up to date information on hard drive space requirements, please see Console Storage Space guide.


What does this error code mean?

There are some different possible error code types that might be encountered when downloading, installing, or updating Destiny. 

Console Error Codes:

  • These are most often a string of numbers and/or letters. 
  • To troubleshoot these errors, please contact PlayStation Support.

Corrupted Data:

  • To troubleshoot this error code, please stop or delete the download, clear the console cache, and then try manually initiating the download again as described above.
  • If the download continues to encounter the "corrupted data" error message, please contact PlayStation Support.

Destiny Error Codes:

  • These are codes like OYSTER. To troubleshoot these errors, please try the following steps:
  • Search for the associated error page in the Destiny Help Knowledge Base and work through any suggested troubleshooting steps.
  • Search or post on the #Help forums where Destiny Player Support, Mentors, and community volunteers may be able to provide additional assistance.
  • It is expected behavior to encounter the SHEEP error code following the launch of a Destiny update. To resolve this error code, please close Destiny and install the latest update.


This is a sub-page in our Installing and Updating Destiny Guided Support. To return to the start of the support flow, please click here
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