After a long silence, Bunge has prepared a statement regarding the spate of Destiny 2 PC bans following the game’s launch. The statement has been posted to clarify what is considered a bannable offense and to dispel stories that players are being banned for using third-party apps such as Discord, Xsplit, OBS etc. The statement reads as follows:
The following is true:
Destiny 2 cannot automatically ban you, only Bungie can ban a player after a manual investigation
Yesterday, we banned approximately 400 players on PC
Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game
We did not (and will not) issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools, including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc.
Information on using third-party applications can be found here: https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101
We are overturning 4 of the bans that were issued during the PC Beta
We are committed to providing an experience that is fun and fair for the millions of players who have joined us in this community.
Only 1% of players are being unbanned but there were bound to be some players trying something dodgy on day one of release following the beta test period. However, some players are still unsure why they have been banned and this is likely to continue over the next few days as more accounts get flagged.
Refunds are an option if you really believe you have been unfairly banned, and to be on the safe side, make sure you’re not running anything at all they might deem dodgy. We don’t know what that could be as Bungie won’t divulge details for obvious reasons, but best to play it safe if you do decide to launch into a game. Remember kids, cheaters never win and Bungie is watching everything you do.
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