Developer Bungie banned about 400 players of Destiny 2 on PC yesterday. Today they released a blog post telling you why.
They said that the bans were applied to players who were “using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game.” This may include software that artificially improves game performance such as aimbots but Bungie didn’t specify which tools were used. They did not and will not issue bans to players using video recording, video streaming, and communication programs including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, and more.
They will be overturning four of the bans that were issued during the PC Beta. They also said that the game itself cannot automatically ban you. Bungie can ban you but only after a manual investigation.
In the Help section of their website, Bungie writes that they designed Destiny 2 for PC to resist third-party software that inserts code into the game client. That includes the software used by hackers and cheaters as well as other applications. Overlays like visual notifications from voice communication software and hardware monitoring software are generally not compatible with the game. Game capture software OBS and XSplit works for Destiny 2 but only if the game is in Windowed Mode (including Borderless Fullscreen). Elgato, AVerMedia, NVIDIA Shadowplay, and AMD ReLive as well as a dedicated streaming PC are supported for game capture while playing in Exclusive Fullscreen.
Many players panicked over others being banned from the PC version, with many taking to the Bungie.net forums and the Destiny subreddit to voice their concerns with many believing that it was caused by using performance or chat-related overlays. IGN talked to Community Manager Cozmo and he said that the programs were simply blocked and will not result in bans.
Destiny 2 released on PC on October 24, 2017 after being released for consoles on September 6, 2017. The game features controller support as well as custom keybindings. The PC version also runs uncapped starting at 60 fps while the console versions are capped at 30 fps.