Attack of the Fanboy

Destiny 2 PC Bans Explained by Bungie

by Kyle Hanson


Destiny 2 hit PC yesterday after over a month of extra wait time, which combined with years of waiting for the franchise to arrive on the platform. While most gamers were rejoicing at the fantastic port that Bungie had delivered, a vocal minority were upset about some bans that were issued to PC players. According to the reports, players were being banned for various third party tools that shouldn’t be a problem, such as Nvidia Geforce Experience and Discord. Today Bungie explained the situation, essentially saying that these were not the real cause.

According to Bungie they only issued 400 bans yesterday across the entire Destiny 2 PC community. Each of these was done manually, after a review by Bungie themselves, not by some automated tool that could make a mistake like the one proposed by players. Speaking specifically about the programs in question, Bungie said “We did not (and will not) issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools, including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc.”

“Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game, said Bungie. As far as overturning the bans, Bungie has only said they will overturn four previous bans that were handed out during the Destiny 2 PC beta.

UPDATE: Bungie has updated the post saying that some erroneous bans were discovered and reversed, though they did not involve third party apps as players accused.

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