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7/18/2017
Installing Destiny on the Xbox 360 Legacy Console
Xbox 360
This is a sub-page in the Installing and Updating Destiny Guide. To return to the start of the support flow, please click here.

Installing Destiny on the Xbox 360


Most consoles will automatically download and install the associated Destiny release when a physical disc is inserted. However players that purchased digital copies of Destiny game content, including expansions or add-ons, may need to manually begin the download and installation process after redeeming their purchased content through the platform's store. For detailed information on installing Destiny content on the Xbox 360 please read the below guide.

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Xbox 360 is a Legacy Console
Destiny: The Taken King will remain on Update 2.3.1 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Legacy Consoles. For more information on this topic, please see the Legacy Consoles Guided Support.

Game Installation from a Physical Disc

When installing Destiny, it is recommended to use a wired internet connection if possible.Here are the recommended steps for installing Destiny with a physical disc:

  1. Turn on the Xbox 360 system
  2. Sign into the desired Xbox profile
  3. Insert the game disc into the disc drive
  4. Installation should begin automatically after the disc is inserted
  5. A progress bar will appear while the game is being installed on the console hard drive

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Game Installation from Digital Download or Game Library

When installing Destiny, it is recommended to use a wired internet connection if possible. Here are the recommended steps for installing Destiny manually or with a digital download:

  1. Turn on the Xbox 360 system
  2. Sign into the desired Xbox profile
  3. Navigate to the Games menu
  4. Select the My Games option
  5. Navigate to the Destiny icon
  6. Press the X button to access the Game Details screen
  7. Select the Install option
  8. A progress bar will appear while the game is being installed on the console hard drive

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Vital Information for Installing Destiny

Below is a list of Vital Information players may need to know before beginning the installation process for Destiny:

  • Code Redemption: Some Destiny content includes game codes that must be redeemed before the content can be downloaded and installed. For more information, please see the Code Redemption guide.

  • Game Sharing: Players should ensure that any code redemption or digital game purchases are made on the correct account. While some console systems may allow game sharing between accounts on the same console, Bungie can only support Destiny content for accounts that own the content. For more information, please see the Content Sharing policy.

  • Installing Game Add-Ons: Some Destiny add-ons may need to be installed separately after installing the main Destiny game.

  • Hard Drive Requirements: Players should ensure they have the proper amount of console storage space available to complete the full installation process. For more information, please see the Platform Storage Requirements guide.

  • Wired Connections Recommended: Players that are using a wireless or wifi connection may want to switch to a wired connection for the download and installation process. Wireless connections are susceptible to a variety of different sources of interference and may cause issues in the stability of the Destiny download or installation. For more information, please see the Network Troubleshooting Guide

  • Clearing Console Cache: When installing Destiny, it may be helpful for players to clear the cache on their consoles before beginning the installation process. This help to ensure that any bad data or corrupted files have been removed from the console's temporary files that may cause stability issues in the new installation of Destiny. For more information on this process, please see the Clearing the Console Cache guide.

  • Long or Stalled Downloads: If the download is taking an abnormally long time, please stop or delete the download, and clear the console cache. Once the Xbox 360 system is turned back on, please start the download from the Downloads queue in the Notifications menu. When downloading from that menu, the download bar may say that is "Preparing to Download" for a while, but 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 Xbox Support.

  • Console Error Codes: Players may occasionally encounter a console error code when downloading, installing, or updating Destiny. These are most often a string of numbers and/or letters. To troubleshoot these errors, please contact Xbox Support.

  • Corrupted Data Error: Players may occasionally encounter a "Corrupted Data" error message when downloading, installing, or updating Destiny. To troubleshoot this error code, please stop or delete the download, clear the console cache, and then try initiating the download again from the Downloads queue in the Notifications menu. If the download continues to encounter the "corrupted data" error message, please contact Xbox Support.

  • Destiny Error Codes: Players may occasionally encounter a Destiny error codes when downloading, installing, or updating Destiny. These are codes like OYSTER. To troubleshoot these errors, please try searching for the associated error page in the Destiny Help Knowledge Base and work through any suggested troubleshooting steps. Additionally players may want to search or post on the #Help forums where Destiny Player Support, Mentors, and community volunteers may be able to provide additional assistance. Please note: It is expected behavior to encounter the SHEEP error code if players launch Destiny without having downloaded and installed the latest Destiny update. To resolve this error code, please close Destiny and install the latest update.

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