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Updating Destiny on the Xbox One
Xbox One

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 Xbox One


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 Xbox One, please read the below guide. 


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 Xbox One system
  2. Sign into the desired Xbox profile
  3. Press left on the D-Pad and navigate to the Settings menu
  4. Click on All Settings
  5. Navigate to the Power and Startup menu 
  6. Click on Power mode and Startup
  7. Select the "Keep my console, games & apps up to date" 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 Xbox One system
  2. Sign into the desired Xbox profile
  3. On the Xbox Home menu, select My Games and Apps
  4. Select the Updates section of the menu 
  5. Select Destiny and then select Update
  6. Download progress can be viewed in the Queue section of the menu


Frequently Asked Questions


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 Xbox One system is turned back on, please start the download from the Ready to Install section of the My Games and Apps menu. When downloading from that menu, please try to continue the download normally as long as progress is being made.

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 Xbox 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 Xbox Support.

Corrupted Data:

  • To troubleshoot this error code, please stop or delete the download, clear the console cache, and then try initiating the download again from the Ready to Install section of the My Games and Apps menu. 
  • If the download continues to encounter the "corrupted data" error message, please contact  Xbox 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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