The hit free-to-play video game, Destiny 2, has witnessed the error code ‘ANTEATER’. Just like most other error codes experienced by players in this game, Destiny 2’s ‘ANTEATER’ code has also arisen because of a faulty connection between the server and the host. Here’s all you need to know about ‘ANTEATER’, Destiny 2 and more.
How to Fix Error Code ‘ANTEATER’
The following steps are likely to help you fix the error code ‘ANTEATER’:
- Quit using the WiFi or Hotspot Connection, and switch to a wired connection
Most games that are heavy-duty in nature, such as Destiny 2 or Call of Duty, must be played using a wired connection. It has been observed in most cases of gaming error that error code ‘ANTEATER’ or ‘WEASEL’ occurs due to an interruption in the WiFi connection; once you switch to a wired one, this problem will most probably disappear.
- Clear the cache, either through manual reset or through settings.
This option works best for those who play Destiny 2 on their Xbox; it not only effectively fixes this particular error code, but also any other issue that you might be facing with the game! However, keep in mind that you’ve synced the game online, since clearing the cache will delete the game from the local Xbox Memory.
Clearing the cache can be achieved on your Xbox to fix error code ‘ANTEATER’ in two ways:
- Manual Reset
This can be done by switching off the Xbox through the power button and then detaching the power cord from the Xbox. The cache will be clear and the device’s memory will be formatted.
Turn on the device again. You will no longer face the error code ‘ANTEATER’.
- Navigating cache through settings
Go to Xbox Settings > Network > Advanced Settings > Alternate MAC address> clear
After following these steps, check if you still experience the error code ‘ANTEATER’.
- Hard Reset (in case of Playstation)
Unlike the Xbox, you cannot clear the cache in PlayStation. However, you can simply switch it off and disconnect the power cord; after letting it be for a while, connect the power cord again and check if you’re still witnessing the same error code.
- Contact your Internet Service Provider
If your internet connection is working fine, check with your Internet Service Provider; it often occurs that something is faulty on the ISP’s behalf. To ensure that everything is okay, they can either check the internet speed or lower the ping to make sure that the error code disappears.
- Replace your internet cables and equipment
Error code ‘ANTEATER’ has been found to occur most probably due to a defective/leaking cable, which leads it to getting disconnected within a fraction of a second and at the same time causes a packet lapse and eventually brings on the error code. If you haven’t gotten your internet equipment changed in a long while, it might be the right time to do so; to be on the safer side, keep a set of spare equipment as well.
- Check your browser’s Firewall
To ensure that your browser’s firewall is not interfering with your gaming experience, you can either try adding Destiny 2 to your list of Windows Exceptions, or simply disable the firewall while playing Destiny 2 on your PC. In case the problem still does not get fixed, it is possible that certain files or drives have not been completely installed; reinstallation is sure to fix this issue. Software like Reimage Repair Tool might also help with this.
About Destiny 2
As a Destiny Guardian, you get to roam through the entire solar system and slash all the enemies who come in your way of saving the universe from doom and darkness. Using the responsive first-person shooter combat, you can defeat all the dangerous enemies with your skills and power.
Every player can choose to be one of three types of Guardians- these include Titans, Warlocks and Hunters. While all three are equally powerful and skilled, you can make a decision based on your own personality or the one you feel suits you best in defeating those who come in your way. For aggression, Titans stand first. On the other hand, if you want your Guardian to be a weapon-master, choosing a Warlock is bound to work out best. Last but not the least, becoming a Hunter will let you transform into an agile, ruthless character.
As far as the appearance of your Guardian is concerned, Destiny 2 lets you customize your Guardian to whatever extent you like. You can choose from an array of weapons, clothing and diverse looks.
Destiny 2 can be enjoyed in whichever way you like; be it on your own, with your own friends or with Guardians from all over the world. It also provides you a fun way to interact with people all over the world. These three modes, in Destiny lingo, are known as ‘Lone Wolf Mode’, ‘With A Fireteam of Friends Mode’ and ‘Activity Matchmaking Mode’ respectively. After choosing this mode, you can either become part of two-person, three-person or four-person squads and play in coordination or competition with your fellow mates. These modes, on the other hand, are called Strikes, Raids, Crucible and Gambit respectively.
Out of all these modes, ‘Gambit’ which is a hybrid of Coordinated and Competitive Gameplay, provides one of the best gaming experiences possible.
Destiny 2 lets you embark on your space journey with its spectacular graphics. You can customize your look and go on various missions to defeat those trying to defeat the enemies of the universe to stop them from bringing dark, mystical energy into the world. Even if you experience the error code ‘ANTEATER’, our quick guide will help you fix it and enjoy this virtual experience to the fullest. May the force be with you!