The launch of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series has been undeniably successful thus far, but early Zen 2 buyers have run up against two curious and vastly different bugs: not being able to play Destiny 2 on Windows 10, and not being able to boot up Linux machines using more recent kernels. Good news for both camps is incoming, as AMD just sent word that a fix is coming within the next few days.
An AMD representative just provided this statement via email:
“AMD has identified the root cause and implemented a BIOS fix for an issue impacting the ability to run certain Linux distributions and Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors. We have distributed an updated BIOS to our motherboard partners, and we expect consumers to have access to the new BIOS over the coming days.”
AMD says it was able to root cause and resolve both issues fairly quickly in its BIOS code with a patch, and the company expects motherboard vendors to distribute the patch (potentially in beta BIOS form) by next week.
Earlier this week a growing number of complaints amassed from Windows gamers concerning the inability to launch Activision’s Destiny 2 with various Ryzen 3000 CPUs. On the Linux side of the fence, a fairly critical bug emerged that straight up prevented a system from booting with 5.0 or newer Linux kernels.
It’s nice to have these both addressed and resolved within the first week of launch, and hopefully the motherboard vendors will act quickly to seed this patch to their users. Keep an eye on those BIOS updates!