How to easily uninstall, delete and deactivate Destiny 2

Find out how you can uninstall, delete and deactivate Destiny 2!

How to easily uninstall, delete and deactivate Destiny 2
How to easily uninstall, delete and deactivate Destiny 2

In the following guide, we are going to show you the ways how to uninstall Destiny 2 from your computer. Although the base game is free, if you bought any of the paid expansions, you can only remove, hide or disable the game, but you can't completely delete your Bungie.net Account.

How to remove Destiny 2 using the Apps and Features page on the Windows operating system

This is the easiest method to completely uninstall Destiny 2 because you don't have to start any third-party uninstaller or log in to one of your gaming accounts. This removes Destiny 2 for all users, the registry keys, and the installation folder with all the files from your Program Files and your Windows system. When you reinstall Destiny, it will be a completely fresh installation, as far as the game files are concerned, your account data still remains. Follow these steps to completely delete Destiny 2 on PC.

  1. Click on the Start menu (or press the Windows button on the keyboard).
  2. Click on the gearwheel icon, which takes you to the Settings (Control Panel) window.
  3. Select the Apps menu
  4. Use the search bar to find Destiny 2 on the list of installed programs.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button to altogether remove the program.

Windows apps and features menu

How to uninstall Destiny 2 on PC using the Steam launcher

For PC, Destiny 2 is available only on Steam, since Bungie broke up with Activision a few years back (leaving the Battle.net launcher too). As far as the rumors go, they say that since Sony bought Bungie, they couldn't go to the Epic Games platform, because they wanted to make Destiny 2 to rival Fortnite. Now, after clearing this up, let's check the steps to remove game files via Steam.

  1. Open the Steam Launcher on your PC.
  2. Go to the Steam Library page.
  3. Find Destiny 2 on the list and right-click on it.
  4. In the pop-up menu, select "Manage."
  5. In the following menu, select Uninstall.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions, and Steam does its job.
Steam Manage menu with Uninstall and remove options.

You can check the game library at Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common and delete any remaining files after removing Destiny 2. In the Manage menu, you can find the Remove from Account button too, which you can use to remove the base game from your Steam Account.

How to delete Destiny 2 character

Sometimes we feel unsatisfied with the characters in the games we play. When that happens, you may want to restart and delete the previous toon. In Destiny 2, you have the option to create several characters, and when you have more than one, you have the option to delete any of them. Keep in mind that they can't bring back your deleted characters. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the game.
  2. On the character selection screen hover your mouse over the one you wish to delete.
  3. Follow the prompt: Press F long to delete that character.
  4. The game asks you again to verify your choice or cancel.
Destiny 2 in-game how to delete character

How to delete Destiny 2-related Bungie.net Account

We have searched through the web, and we managed to find only that you are unable to delete your Bungie.net account. It seems they won't even let you cancel if you write them an email. Some suggest that you should create a dummy account, edit the linked account, and forget about it. 

It's a bit too much of a hassle, and if you have bought the game and the expansions, deleting isn't really the clever choice.

The methods above are your easiest choice to remove Destiny 2 from your computer using the Steam store or the Microsoft Windows Apps and Features menu. 

An account deletion feature is still missing, but there are suggestions regarding this. It's possible that in the future, Bungie will come up with a way for players to delete the account, but the case is really similar to what we found when we wrote our guide on how to delete, uninstall Rainbow Six: Siege from your computer.