Bungie’s Destiny 2 offers an immersive first-person shooter gaming experience with cross-platform play and RPG elements. However, with its higher-end in-game experience, the award-winning online FPS is not free of errors like any other title. One such issue, which is quite prevalent and has been encountered by many users, is “Error Code: PLUM.”
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PLUM supposedly arises when Destiny 2’s anti-cheat protection service, BattlEye, detects a problem with the player’s PC that violates Bungie’s Terms of Service. The violation could also mean the detection of any hack or other cheat software on the device. However, the error pop-up can also arise due to PC updates (Windows or other services).
Destiny 2: How to fix Error Code PLUM
As mentioned, the probable reasons why players may encounter Error Code: PLUM on their PCs is either related to pending updates or any other cheat/hack software installed on the system (which also breaches Bungie’s policies). Apart from both issues, Bungie doesn’t mention any other reason behind the error pop-up.
Players can try restarting their game and PC, which may resolve the issue. However, if restarting the game doesn’t work, the possible ways that might fix the annoying error are given as follows:
- Check whether any latest Windows updates are pending for installation and ensure to do the same before launching Destiny 2.
- Make sure that graphics card drivers are up-to-date. Players can readily access and update the drivers from the brand’s official website based on whether their PC uses an Nvidia or AMD card.
- Players can also re-check if any other program is running in the background that might interact with Destiny 2. In such cases, please turn it off and restart the game.
- In some cases, third-party overlays (or streaming and game capture software) like Discord, OBS, XSplit, and more are the reason behind the Error Code: PLUM. Try disabling such software.
- BattlEye, the anti-cheat system used by Destiny 2, doesn’t work well when players have a similar software like Vanguard installed on their PC. Users can disable Vanguard or any other anti-cheat program before launching the game.
- Uninstall and then reinstall Destiny 2, which might help in some cases.
- Sometimes, PLUM error can arise due to network issues. If players run a VPN in the background, they must turn it off before launching the game.
In addition to the measures mentioned above, the PLUM error can also result from the server’s unavailability or instability. Players must ensure servers are online and stable before launching the online FPS title on their device.