[Solved] How to Fix Destiny 2 “Graphics Failed to Initialize” with “error code: chive”

The ‘Graphics Failed to Initialize’ error show when launching Destiny 2. The error code is chive which appears when the game unable to load the graphics drivers. Follow the below methods to resolve the error.

[Solved] How to Fix Destiny 2 "Graphics Failed to Initialize" with "error code: chive"
[Solved] How to Fix Destiny 2 “Graphics Failed to Initialize” with “error code: chive”

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Solution 1: Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Google Chrome
Solution 2: Installing Microsoft Update KB2670838
Solution 3: Force to use dedicated GPU
Solution 4: Updating GPU drivers

Solution 1: Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Google Chrome

Step 1: Open Google Chrome.

Step 2: Type chrome:flags in the address bar and press Enter.

Step 3: Find the following two settings and set to Enabled:

  • Override software rendering list
  • Native Client
Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Google Chrome
Enable Override software rendering list and Native Client in Google Chrome

Step 4: Relaunch Google Chrome.

Solution 2: Installing Microsoft Update KB2670838

Step 1: Download KB2670838 update package from below site:

Step 2: Double-click on the installation executable and follow the on-screen prompt to complete the installation of the platform update.

Step 3: Restart the computer.

* If “0x00000050” Stop error show after install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, refer to Windows Support KB 2834140 for further instruction.

Solution 3: Force to use dedicated GPU

Step 1: Right-click on desktop and choose Nvidia Control Panel from the context menu.

Step 2: Expand the 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings.

Step 3: Click on the Program Settings tab at the right-hand pane.

Step 4: Click on the Add button, then use the Browse button to find and select Destiny 2 executable, click Add Selected Program.

Solution 4: Updating GPU drivers

You can use Device Manager or the proprietary updating applications to update GPU driver.
Step 1: Press Windows + R to open Run dialogue box then type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open up Device Manager.

Step 2: Scroll down through the list of installed devices and expand the drop-down menu associated with Display Adapters.

Step 3: Right-click on the dedicated GPU and choose Update driver from the context menu.

Step 4: Click on Search Automatically for updated driver software.

Step 5: Restart computer after driver update installation completed.

Or use the applicable manufacturer according to GPU manufacturer:

* If a new version is discovered with 3rd party utility, restart computer again.

Source: BUNGiE Help > Getting a “Graphics failed to initialize” error with code of “chive”

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