Bungie denies reports that innocuous apps led to PC Destiny 2 bans


The studio then went on to announce in justification that "b$3 ans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game". In other words, Discord, OBS, XSplit, EVGA Precision XOC, MSI Afterburner and Fraps.

Their goal is to make Destiny 2 as challenging and rewarding as possible. And while many appear to be enjoying the game, there have been numerous reports of people being banned for no reason.

Still, soon after the mass bans, Bungie claimed that it has identified a group of players that were banned in error and that those bans were not related to any use of third-party software.

Bungie is unbanning some PC players of Destiny 2 who were banned "in error", the developer said in a new update.

This far out from Destiny 2's debut, the game's most dedicated players have blown through just about everything there is to offer, and they're hungry for more.

Chris "Cozmo" Shannon said on the studio's forums yesterday that third-party software isn't the issue. In an updated blog post, the company outlined some of its policies when it comes to security in Destiny 2 and how the banning process works. This means a player may not play the game again from their Blizzard account or their PC.

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

"We did not and will not issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools", the statement continued.

Those who have been banned from Destiny 2 on PC, fairly or unfairly, may find it hard to protest the move and get their account reinstated. Today Bungie explained the situation, essentially saying that these were not the real cause.

If you have been banned and not claimed a refund, it would be worth checking to see if your account has been unbanned.

As we wait for additional comment from Bungie or Activision, we can't help but think about Microsoft's recently unveiled TruePlay system for Windows 10, which lets developers protect game code and memory and look for cheating patterns at a system level.