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Destiny 2 PC players report bans just for running common tools like discord

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Yesterday, Destiny 2 went live on PC, finally bringing Bungie’s fight for humanity to PC gamers – only with a silky-smooth, 60fps framerate. For the most part, it’s been a smooth launch, but there are numerous reports of people getting banned simple for having common PC software tools installed.

There are reports that many bits of software that induce overlays of any sort are causing player bans. That’s innocuous stuff like Discord, Fraps, Mumble – and even streaming apps like OBS and XSplit. Some of the bundled hardware monitoring software that ships with laptops, like MSI’s afterburner are also apparently triggering bans.

Bungie does state that these sorts of applications may be incompatible with the game on their forums, but doesn’t suggest players will be banned for using them.

Says one affected user:

“I purchased a gaming laptop for this game. Factory reset, the only things I installed are Windows Updates and Battle.net and Destiny 2. Banned about 5 minutes after I started my first character. There is nothing running on this PC but Windows and the game. Nothing in my email explaining why the account was banned, no recourse other than the Bungie.net forums where they are just giving people a canned response, no explanation and no recourse? So glad I purchased this PC and spent $60 on a game I can’t play.”

Says another:

“Well I’m seeing many other people saying that they are being banned simply in the first second they are entering the game as I did not even have how to create the character and I did not have the possibility to enter I believe that the program has a bug I read all the rules and I did not nothing to be banned wanted an official response to believe in a Bungie transparency.

if you have also been banned without doing anything post here to know the problem!

edit1: apparently a lot of people are being banned for some random reason even without any linked overlay application.”

Of course, Bungie obviously wants to keep its game free from cheaters. PC gaming is a scourge when it comes to cheats, but their software is possibly being a little overzealous right now. There are suggestions on Reddit and other gaming forums that the bans are permanent (as per bungie), but it appears that bans are already being overturned. I’d definitely peg this as being a bug in the anti-cheating systems, or a bit of overenthusiastic tuning. Conversely, there appears to be a wealth of people streaming the game with overlays without issue.

If you are planning to play the game on PC, then it’s probably best to disable any sort of software that can inject code into the game.

Last Updated: October 25, 2017

67 Comments

  1. Joshua Lawrence

    October 25, 2017 at 07:47

    That overturned ban that you mentioned in the article was for the open beta in August.

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  2. BakedBagel

    October 25, 2017 at 07:53

    Please stop pre-ordering video games.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      October 25, 2017 at 08:13

      Only pre-order pizza to save time, don’t pre-order anything else!

      Reply

  3. For the Emperor!

    October 25, 2017 at 08:02

  4. Admiral Chief

    October 25, 2017 at 08:10

    Everybody getting bans, and I’m just sitting here enjoying the superior Warframe

    😛

    Reply

  5. Admiral Chief

    October 25, 2017 at 08:17

    So, are they saying Discord is kommin? Geez

    Reply

  6. Ottokie

    October 25, 2017 at 08:20

    That’s what you get for supporting lootbox infested games.

    https://media.tenor.com/images/41e5e7e0ac0e4f2069639f3274fa8418/tenor.gif

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 25, 2017 at 08:33

      “lootbox infested” lolz

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    • Allykhat

      October 25, 2017 at 10:03

      Been playing on console for weeks. Not banned.

      As for Lootboxes, You can’t compare D2 to the likes of Shadow of War’s Lootboxes.

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      • Ottokie

        October 25, 2017 at 10:18

        Mostly aiming at all the games releasing now, they are just injected with loot crates and designed around MT’s

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        • Allykhat

          October 25, 2017 at 10:35

          100%, fully agree with you.

          But all in all, Destiny’s are nowhere near as bad as what is going on in SoW as well as whats coming in Battlefront 2. And on that note, everyone saying Anthem is a Destiny Killer… look who’s publishing it. That game is going to eat, breath, sleep and ooze MTs. Mark my words.

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  7. th3SiCn3ss

    October 25, 2017 at 08:20

    1st time Destiny player (PC) & I must say, it’s fking awesome so far. Also running Afterburner but not with Riva. Graphics is also pretty damn good at max…..

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    • BakedBagel

      October 25, 2017 at 08:22

      monkaS gl holding thumbs you dont get banned

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  8. WickedMONK3Y

    October 25, 2017 at 08:24

    The thread is from August when it was still in Beta…. are the bans still happening? Because I played last night with Afterburner, Discord, Battle.net, Steam and a bunch of background stuff running and the game was quite happy. No bans have been received and no emails telling me I am a bad little boy have come through. I am not saying people are not getting banned, but the overturn thread is quite old.

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    • BakedBagel

      October 25, 2017 at 08:25

      • WickedMONK3Y

        October 25, 2017 at 08:32

        Yeah I jumped the gun and edited my response after some googling, my bad, apologies!. So after some reading and research it appears that the bans are happening IF there is an overlay enabled. The Bungie post stated that overlay injection is triggering the bans. My Discord has overlays disabled, as does every other app I use (Teamspeak with Overwolf etc). so this could potentially be the reason for the bans… overlays and their 3rd party code injection into the Destiny process.

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        • BakedBagel

          October 25, 2017 at 08:33

          Yeah, i didnt buy this so this doesnt effect me, i read a response where a guy bought a laptop purely for this game, with windows 10 there Game DVR is auto enabled, and bungie is banning that. Wololo big shit

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          • WickedMONK3Y

            October 25, 2017 at 08:45

            Thank jebus I disabled the Game DVR long ago and the infernally useless game mode!!

            Not a good showing if simple and common 3rd party non-cheating apps are getting flagged.

    • Kromas Ryder

      October 25, 2017 at 09:03

      If you got banned for having Battle.net open that would be ridiculously funny.

      Reply

  9. VampyreSquirrel

    October 25, 2017 at 08:25

    Welcome to ban box 2

    Reply

  10. Gavin Mannion

    October 25, 2017 at 08:36

    I’m not sure this is a bug.

    I mean allowing PC gamers to talk to each other is never a good idea and just causes problems for real gamers

    I kid…. kinda just shows that Bungies expertise lies in console gaming

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    • BakedBagel

      October 25, 2017 at 08:39

      Makes me think blizzard is being used purely for netcode and network.

      How does this happen with the masters of PC gaming at your doorstep XD

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  11. Ottokie

    October 25, 2017 at 08:41

    Use any of these programs?:

    OBS
    XSPLIT
    Fraps
    Mumble
    Discord
    Hardware monitoring Software:
    MSI Afterburner
    EVGA Precision XOC

    Well you will be glad to hear Warframe (the far superior space looty shooter) welcomes you with open arms on PC and will not ban you for using those highly dangerous programs in the list.

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 25, 2017 at 08:42

      o/

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    • WickedMONK3Y

      October 25, 2017 at 08:48

      I played 400+ hours of Warframe and I think I am burnt out on that lol. Even with the new open world Plains of Eidolon, I will need some tequila to numb myself enough to want to play Warframe again. I know there are guys with thousands of hours, but 400 was enough for me on it 😛

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 25, 2017 at 08:49

        NEW GUNS AND FRAME AND THINGS.

        But yeah, you should limit yourself to 1-2hrs per day otherwise you will burn out

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      • Ottokie

        October 25, 2017 at 08:49

        But it was 400 hours well spent 😛

        WF burnout is real when you gun for certain items.

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        • Admiral Chief

          October 25, 2017 at 11:24

          ODD ne?

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          • Ottokie

            October 25, 2017 at 11:42

            Right now I would welcome back ODD and the Void. WF is not build for open world.

    • Dalek Zero

      October 25, 2017 at 18:33

      Nope, they ban you for turning in a new item from their new content to a vendor for some resources… https://www.reddit.com/r/Warframe/comments/77rpcd/psa_do_not_try_to_trade_your_brilliant_shards_for/ This isn’t the first time something like this has happened either 😀

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  12. Sock-puppet

    October 25, 2017 at 09:24

    Bungie making mistakes? Yeah, that seems about right

    Reply

  13. Small Loan of A Million Dollar

    October 25, 2017 at 14:35

    dropping the ban hammer on all the whiners

    Reply

  14. clearskyy

    October 25, 2017 at 20:44

    where are these quotes coming from? site your sources, what is this high school? I give this article a C-

    Reply

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