AMD has finally released its much awaited third generation Ryzen CPUs. The company on the 7/7 (7th of July) launched eight new 7nm Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors. They are the first to incorporate AMD’s latest Zen 2 architecture built on a 7nm manufacturing process. The CPUs will go on sale globally alongside the new NAVI Radeon GPUs and motherboards from the company. AMD has currently only announced the pricing of CPUs for the Indian market.
AMD’s new line of Ryzen 3000 processors hit store shelves on Sunday, July 7–and within hours, Destiny 2 players were reporting problems. Apparently, some players are seeing Destiny 2 rendered unplayable when they install the new Ryzen chips in their PCs, and speculation has it that a patch from Bungie will be required to fix the issue.
The top end Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores will only be available from September. The Ryzen 9 3900X, with 12 cores an 24 threads, will go on sale today for INR 35,990 in India (approx Rs. 42,470 after 18% tax). AMD’s 8 core CPUs like the Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X are priced at INR 28,490 and INR 24990 (excluding tax) respectively; while the mid range affordable yet powerful cores such as the Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 will sell for INR 17,690 and INR 14,490 (excluding tax) respectively. The aforementioned cards are all fabricated on a 7nm architecture and will replace the second generation of Ryzen processors.
AMD also launched two new APUs, namely, the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3200G; they are based on the previous gen Zen+ architecture that features Radeon Vega graphics processors. The prices for the CPUs are INR 10,990 and INR 7,190 (excluding tax) respectively and are aimed at casual or budget gamers. The new launches are AMD’s move on upgrading their single-threaded and multi-threaded performance to outclass the 9th generation Intel Core processors.
Players took to the Bungie forums and to Reddit to share and discuss the issue. According to reports, trying to start Destiny 2 from Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher causes the game to hang forever. The computer thinks the game has started, but it never actually loads up. Posts on Bungie.net and Reddit suggest the CPU is to blame, with at least one poster claiming to have fixed the issue by removing the new Ryzen chip and going back to their previous system.
PC-focused outlets published reviews of the new Ryzen chips to go with their launch, many of which detailed games reviewers tried with the CPUs, so it doesn’t appear that the issue with Destiny 2 is necessarily affecting other games. That suggests Bungie will need to issue a patch to make Destiny 2 compatible with AMD’s new processors. We’ve reached out to Bungie for a comment on the situation and any details on when a fix might be made available.
In the meantime, it seems PC players will need to hang onto their old processors and motherboards to keep playing Destiny 2, what with the new Lumina Exotic hand cannon to chase. The weekly reset on Tuesday, July 9, also marks the start of a new slate of Moments of Triumph to earn, making this a particularly rough time for Destiny PC players to lose their access to the game.