There Were Some Players Accidently Banned In Destiny 2 PC

Destiny 2 PC banned screen

Yesterday we reported that a large number of players on the PC version of Destiny 2 had been banned. For reason or another, which wasn’t clear. Many stated it was due to using applications such as OBS, Xsplit or anything else that attempted to inject code into the game. For whatever the reason, it happened. However, the Project Lead for the game, as well as Bungie came out and stated that the bans were not true at all.

Apparently, all those people on the official Bungie forums were lying.

Then Bungie came out with an official response, stating that there’s no way that anyone could be banned. It’s a manual process and it has to be done via a live person. And that some 400 players had been a banned for during naughty stuff.

“Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game”

So case closed, right? Well, not exactly.  In fact, it turns out there’s more to this story.

Bungie has now come out, stating that there was a group of players that were banned by error. This was amended to the official response that Bungie provided yesterday.

Update: 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.
Now, Bungie isn’t saying how many were banned, on how it happened. Thankfully, they have overturned those bans and hopefully those players are enjoying the game now. That is if they haven’t received a refund for being banned in the first place.
That said, I’ve been enjoying my time with Destiny 2. It’s everything I wanted the original game to be and more.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.