Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's heavily expected online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 has launched on PC this October 24 and fans were pretty hyped about it. The game eventually released on that day to everyone's delight and what the internet saw the next day is many players are complaining that many of them has been banned from the game for apparent no good reason.

Some of them even came to speculate that the ban might be a result of them using many third party softwares like Discord and Open Broadcaster Software.

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Bungie Explains Destiny 2 PC Bans

The developer team at Bungie decided to shade some light on it and they did so by releasing a Blog Post on their official website. Addressing the ban issue, they claimed that so far, Bungie has banned over 400 players and it was not because of using any third party softwares. At this point, the ban might seem quite unjust and irrational to the players who were a victim of this.

So, being the developer responsible for this insanely popular franchise, Bungie took matters into their hands to calm down the folks and shared their official Blog Post regarding the ban on Twitter.



As the collective base of banned players took social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and many other online gaming forums claiming that the ban was due to the use of third party programs they all were using while playing Destiny 2. Primarily, they even made it up a theory for the ban spree because apparently, almost all of them were using some third party applications like Discord or OBS for stream overlays and chat services. Some even claimed that the ban is automatic and is within Destiny 2 after all.

On that point, official statement released in the Blog clearly says:

“ONLY BUNGIE CAN BAN A PLAYER AFTER A MANUAL INVESTIGATION”
To clear out the confusion and rumor regarding the claim and put it to a rest, developers of Bungie also mentioned that, this ban issue was solely related to people who were using tools that might threaten the shared environment for the game and nothing else. Also, the game cannot ban anyone, only Bungie can and they do it after they run a manual investigation.

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Destiny 2 PC Ban

They also updated their online statement with the fact that, Bungie is not going to ban people for using Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc. while playing Destiny 2. The developer team also addresses that they noticed the group of players that are unintentionally caught in this error will soon be unbanned.

Well, this popular franchise always finds itself on the center of social drama and given their previous history on that, it would've been quite surprising if they weren't any after this week’s PC launch of Destiny 2. However, you can be rest assured that all they are doing is to provide you a fair environment to share with countless other fans of the series, completely free of hackers and other internet scum.

2 comments

The ban is not the only pain the players are dealing with.

Destiny 2 Beta ran smoothly on steady 60 fps but I can't play the main game on my Amd Phenom Processor. You think they should do something about that?

Chances are very slim, to be honest. Besides, the actual full-game does need a higher caliber of PC indeed.