The Tapir error code is just one of the many error codes Destiny players have to deal with on a regular basis while trying to enjoy a game or two. These error codes are quite difficult to handle since there are sometimes a couple of them appearing simultaneously and Bungie is yet to release a full guide on how to fix most of these errors.
Players had to rely on online forums and debates in order to try and find the fix for the Tapir error code but now you can simply follow the instructions featured in this article and get the game running again.
Solution 1: Restart Your Console
This solution has helped quite a few people deal with their Vulture 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 Tapir 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 Tapir 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 2: Keep Trying to Connect
Sometimes the servers are to blame, especially if they become too crowded, resulting in various weird error codes. Even Bungie has suggested to users that they should try reconnecting for a couple of minutes before trying to fix the error code in other ways. This error code was worked on by Bungie and they should have solved the problem by now.
Additionally, there are plenty of users who confirmed that being patient paid off and they were soon able to continue playing the game normally.
Sometimes it’s simply the servers that are going under maintenance and sometimes there is a problem with the account users are using to play the game. You can always check the status of various servers for any of the platforms available by clicking on the links below:
- PlayStation Network Status: https://status.playstation.com
- Xbox Live Status: http://support.xbox.com/xbox-live-status
- Blizzard Support: https://eu.battle.net/support/
Solution 3: Download the Latest Update for the Game
Most consoles and users will have the option to install the updates manually but it’s important to know that updating Destiny can be crucial in problem-solving and that you should always keep your game up to date since Bungie is always releasing new patches and updates to solve the errors.
If you have turned off the automatic updates option or if it was turned off by default, you can fix this by following the steps below:
- Turn on the Xbox One system and sign in to your desired Xbox profile.
- Press left on the D-Pad and navigate to the Settings menu. Locate the All Settings option and click on it.
- Navigate to the Power and Startup menu and click on the Power Mode and Startup option.
- Select the “Keep my console, games & apps up to date” option.
If you are having problems with turning the option above on or if you simply can’t keep your games automatically updated due to a variety of reasons, you can also manually update Destiny in a couple of easy steps:
- Turn on the Xbox One system and sign in to the desired Xbox profile.
- On the Xbox Home menu, select My Games and Apps and navigate to the Updates section of the menu.
- Select Destiny and then select Update. You can follow the download progress in the Queue section of the menu.
Solution 4: Restore Licences (PlayStation users only)
This option will successfully restore the licenses of all games, add-ons, and DLCs you have under the possession of your PSN account so make sure you try this solution as it’s quite simple and it has actually helped quite a few users deal with their Destiny error codes, especially error code Tapir.
- Turn on your PS4 and navigate to the Settings area.
- Click on PlayStation Network >> Account Management >> Restore License.
- Check to see if the error code Tapir still appears while you enjoy Destiny 2.