Destiny 2 Lightfall PS5 players are being warned not to preload Nightfall just yet

Destiny 2 Lightfall
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Destiny 2 developer Bungie says it is "currently investigating an issue" that is locking out PS5 players if they've preloaded its highly-anticipated Lightfall expansion, advising players to "pause this download" until tomorrow (February 27).

It appears that whilst players aren't supposed to be able to preload the expansion just yet, the content "has been pushed out early in some regions", leading to some players being locked out of the game completely until the expansion's release date later this week. 

"We're currently investigating an issue where the preload of Lightfall has been pushed out early in some regions," Bungie tweeted over the weekend. "We recommend players pause this download until February 27, 9 AM PST (-8 UTC) to continue playing the live game."

Bungie then updated the thread to add: "PS5 players who still want to play Destiny 2 need to perform the following":

  • Uninstall the game
  • Go to “Game Library”
  • Select “Your Collection”
  • Select the Destiny 2 icon
  • Select the PS5 version
  • On the D2 store page, select "Download” to reinstall D2
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Right now, it appears that the problem is only affecting players on PS5; PS4, Xbox, and PC players seem to be unaffected. However, it may be something to bear in mind if you want to spend some quality time with your Guardian before the new expansion drops.

With Destiny 2 Lightfall releasing next week, now's a great time to get caught up on the new Strand subclass, enemies, gameplay changes, story campaign, and Neptune destination. 

Here's everything we know so far about Destiny 2: Lightfall expansion, with Destiny 2 Lighfall release date set for February 28. 

Did you catch the story about Bungie pulling out all the stops to help a poor Guardian whose Titan mysteriously disappeared when they logged in?

For even more on the expansion, check out our exclusive Destiny 2 Lightfall interview with game director Joe Blackburn and assistant GM Dan McAuliffe.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

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