Bungie admits errors when banning Destiny 2 PC players

Bungie admits errors when banning Destiny 2 PC players

Yesterday Bungie issued a statement regarding the banning of Destiny 2 PC players which explained why players were being flagged. According to the update only 400 players were banned but it didn’t explain why some players had been flagged.

Some players were still wondering why they had been banned if third-party apps such as Discord, OBS, and Xsplit were not the cause. Since yesterday’s post by Bungie, more Destiny 2 players have started to find their accounts have been unbanned, Bungle issued a further comment on the bannings which reads:

 As part of our ban review process, we have identified a group of players who were banned in error. Those players have been unbanned. The bans were not related to the third-party applications listed above. We will continue to review the process we use to ensure a fun and fair game.

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. In yesterday’s statement, Bungie said that only 400 Destiny 2 players had been banned and only four would be unbanned as part of the review process. Four sounded like quite a low number and we do not know how many players have now been unbanned as part of this review process.

Bungie has not commented on how many players have now been unbanned or the reason for some accounts being flagged in error. At least Bungie has been getting to the bottom of the problem but it appears they were a little hasty in hitting that ban switch on some accounts. Hopefully Bungie will have learned from this mistake which has not done Destiny 2 any favours at launch.

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

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  • Paul Younger

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