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Destiny 2 PC bans have already hit 400 players

Destiny 2 PC bans have already hit 400 players

In a post on Destiny 2 security, the developer said it had banned approximately 400 players on PC, saying that these users were given the axe for "using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game".

PC owners have had to wait over a month longer than their console cousins for Destiny 2 to arrive on the platform, but the multiplayer shooter finally launched a few days ago. The studio did not specify how many players it will be unbanning, only that they have retracted some of the penalties.

The PC version of "Destiny 2" was recently flooded with complaints after it allegedly banned hundreds of players for no apparent reason or using third-party software like overlays and or performance monitors.

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.

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It seems like the common factor in each banning has to do with third-party software, like popular streaming apps OBS and Xsplit.

From what we have seen, and the fact banning is apparently a manual process according to Bungie, there has obviously been some human error involved when dishing out bans.

We talk very often about "Third-party applications" but what are the specific apps that are causing the problem?

We are committed to providing an experience that is fun and fair for the millions of players who have joined us in this community. The examples given for such programs, though, include things like "trainers, mods, cheats, aimbots, or autofire", and not more innocuous things like video capture or chat overlay software.

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That led to Pochettino sitting down with his player to talk about his future as interest grew from United. The 22-year-old even goes on to say that he hopes 'I can play for him one day".

Bungie's live team is working on that feature and other updates, game director Christopher Barrett said in the studio's weekly blog post yesterday.

Hopefully this will help keep the endgame fresh until Destiny 2's first big DLC expansion. "Permanent account bans are only implemented with rigorous checking to ensure that the innocent are not punished alongside the guilty".

There are plenty of reports of bans over on the Bungie.net forum. In addition, the developer has provided some additional details about the upcoming improvements coming to the game. Like Bungie, Microsoft had better hope its system for detecting false positives is ironclad.

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