Bungie admits errors when banning Destiny 2 PC players

Report: Destiny 2 might ban players for using overlay software

According to Bungie, approximately 400 PC players were banned yesterday and only applied to those who were "using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game".

If the reports are true, the list of applications prompting bans includes popular streaming apps Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit, performance tuning kit like Fraps, MSI Afterburner, and EVGA Precision, and even chat overlays like those for Discord and Mumble.

In addition, Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 patch 1.0.6. will be released somewhere next week.

Bungie says it has unbanned users who were banned in error, and that these bans had nothing to do with the use of third-party applications.

One such feature that's exclusive to PC is a Destiny 2 FOV slider. After weeks of waiting, PC players finally got Destiny 2 into their systems and jumped right in without looking. Bungie's new update confirms those suspicions and many will be glad to know that their bans have been reversed and that it really was just an accident. As a part of our security efforts, we have designed Destiny 2 for PC to resist all attempts from external applications to insert code into the game client. We will continue to review the process we use to ensure a fun and fair game. There have been bans on their accounts as well, providing no real reason as to why this issue has been happening. That doesn't rule out the potential for false positives, of course. Bungie has not addressed the issue publicly yet beyond Cozmo23's statement but a Reddit community post was started by the fan-run forum moderators apologizing for "inappropriately assigned bans" and referencing the statement.

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.

If you have been banned and not claimed a refund, it would be worth checking to see if your account has been unbanned. Unfortunately, while everyone else generally had a smooth experience on launch day, several users were reportedly banned [VIDEO] from the sci-fi shooter. Like Bungie, Microsoft had better hope its system for detecting false positives is ironclad.

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