The much-awaited PC release of Destiny 2 finally took place yesterday and it seems that the launch hasn’t been without hiccups. According to reports, Destiny 2 PC players are being banned for no apparent reason. This is obviously irking a lot of players who have waited a long time to play this game on their gaming machines. Dozens of Destiny 2 players on PC have reported that they have been banned for no reason.
The problem was initially believed to be the use of third-party software that clashes with the Destiny 2 PC client by inserting code, that’s not something that Bungie allows. Bungie said that this policy is meant to ensure the security of the PC version, to prevent hacking and cheating.
This policy drops the banhammer on some functionality related to game capture and livestreaming of popular gaming apps. Even voice chat apps like Discord and Mumble are not exempt from this. Bungie did say that players should be able to use apps like these alongside Destiny 2 but that the title would block software overlays.
Perhaps the “should” part needs more clarity. Since the game went live on PC yesterday, dozens of players have reported on the developer’s forums and reddit that they have been banned from playing the game for no apparent reason.
On the other hand, some players say that they have been able to use NVIDIA GeForce Experience that uses a screen overlay without being banned. It’s unclear what’s causing this issue because players who don’t have anything else but the game and Battle.net app installed on their machines are being banned as well.
Bungie said earlier today that it’s not blocking players due to third-party software. It even said that “We do block programs from pushing their code into our game. Most overlays work like that. We don’t ban for that tho. That’s internet BS.”
The issue doesn’t seem to have been resolved so far, so to be on the safe side, Destiny 2 players on PC should avoid such apps altogether until there’s a definite explanation for this.