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UPDATE: Bungie Responds to Ban Rumors

Posted by Suzie Ford on Oct 25, 2017  | Comments

UPDATE: Bungie Responds to Ban Rumors - Destiny 2 - MMORPG.com

UPDATED INFORMATION: 

After a day's worth of the rumor mill grinding away about Destiny 2 and mass bans ostensibly at the hands of third-party programs like Discord overlays, Bungie has responded definitively in order to stop the flow of disinformation. 

We have seen lots of questions about bans being issued in the PC version of Destiny 2. To provide some information, we would like to share some facts. 

The following is true:

  • Destiny 2 cannot automatically ban you, only Bungie can ban a player after a manual investigation
  • Yesterday, we banned approximately 400 players on PC
  • Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game
  • We did not (and will not) issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools, including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc.
  • Information on using third-party applications can be found here: https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101 
  • We are overturning 4 of the bans that were issued during the PC Beta

We are committed to providing an experience that is fun and fair for the millions of players who have joined us in this community.

ORIGINAL STORY: 

Bungie had a rather rocky day with yesterday's Destiny 2 launch as hundreds of players flocked to the internet to complain they had been banned for "third party application" usage. Many opined that using Discord overlays and other game capture programs were triggering the ban hammer. Bungie came in to reassure the fan base that bans were not being issued for using third-party programs. "Applications that aren't compatible with D2 may cause the game not to run but not result in a ban".

It's no wonder, however, that players are edgy as Bungie warned that it would take an aggressive stand against all third-party applications due to fears that they would insert code into the game client. 

While these overlays and video capture programs, including Bungie's partner Nvidia's program, will be blocked, they will not result in a player being banned.

We're hopeful that Bungie will issue a statement as to the nature of the bans and that more explanation will be provided.

You can learn more at the links above.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom