There are quite a few error codes that might appear to you if you are playing Destiny on your respective console. However, dealing with these error codes can sometimes be quite difficult since Bungie has not yet released a regular fix for either of these issues, and users are forced to think them through themselves.
The error code Anteater is usually accompanied by several other error codes including Bee, Baboon, etc. However, users have not had much luck fixing the error code until certain fixes from Bungie arrived which solved the problem temporarily. Long term speaking, the error still affects users so make sure you try and fix it by following the steps below:
Solution 1: Switch to a Wired Internet Connection
It’s recommended that you try to switch to a wired Internet connection if you are using WiFi or a mobile data connection to play and check to see if the issue still occurs. Users who have played the game over WiFi have reported that the error almost disappeared after they switched to a wired connection so make sure to try this solution out before you start doing anything else.
Solution 2: Restart Your Console
This solution has helped quite a few people deal with their Anteater error code and this solution is quite a general method for fixing almost all Xbox-related issues. Naturally, this method can only be applied to users playing Destiny on Xbox.
However, make sure all of your games are synced online and backed up since this process may end up deleting them from your local Xbox One memory. There are two ways to delete the cache on Xbox One and reset your console completely:
- Press and hold the power button at the front of the Xbox console until it shuts down completely.
- Unplug the power brick from the back of the Xbox. Press and hold the power button on the Xbox several times to make sure there is no remaining power and this will actually clean the cache.
- Plugin the power brick and wait for the light located on the power brick to change its color from white to orange.
- Turn the Xbox back on as you would do normally and check to see if the Anteater error code still appears when you start Destiny or Destiny 2.
Alternative for Xbox One:
- Navigate to your Xbox One settings and click on Network >> Advanced Settings.
- Scroll down to Alternate Mac Address option and choose the Clear option which appears.
- You will be prompted with a choice to really do this as your console will be restarted. Respond affirmatively and your cache should now be cleared. Open Destiny or Destiny 2 after the console has restarted and check to see if the Anteater error code still appears.
If you are using a PlayStation 4 to play Destiny, make sure you follow the instructions below to hard reset your PlayStation 4 since PS4 does not possess an option to clear the cache:
- Completely turn off the PlayStation 4.
- Once the console is completely shut down, unplug the power cord from the back of the console.
- Let the console stay unplugged for at least a couple of minutes.
- Plug the power cord back into the PS4 and turn it on the way you normally do.
Solution 3: Contact Your Internet Provider
It turns out that the problem regarding this error code was caused by people having bad equipment which they used for their Internet connection and they haven’t replaced it in years. In most cases, those people used cable Internet to play the game and it turns out that simply replacing these was able to solve the issue.
If you are a cable Internet user and if you haven’t replaced any of your gear for more than a couple of years, perhaps you should contact a technician from the cable company or simply buy and replace the equipment yourself.
Nonetheless, if you are using any type of Internet connection and you start to notice a drop in performance, make sure you contact your Internet provider and make sure they do everything requested before you check whether the error code keeps appearing.