If you’ve been banned from Destiny 2 recently, you’re not alone—and you may not be in the wrong.
Earlier in October, Bungie banned a wave of PC players from the game, claiming that they were using third-party software to cheat. While many of these bans were doubtless for legit reasons, a few players protested, saying that they’d been banned for using much more innocuous software like the chat program Discord or the screen capture program OBS. There was enough outcry that Bungie finally admitted that some bans were in error and lifted the punishment from certain players.
Now, though, it seems that the exact same situation is happening again.
A fresh wave of bans has just gone out, and players are crying foul. Kotaku captured a screenshot of the game’s forums that encapsulates the complaints.
Bungie, on the other hand, insists that all of the bans are legitimate.
“We’ve looked into it,” community manager Chris “Cozmo” Shannon wrote on the forums. “Our recent wave of protective security measures were reviewed extensively and all were identified as having cheat tools running multiple times.”
On one hand, cheaters rarely admit that they cheat. On the other hand, Bungie has admitted to being too heavy with the banhammer already.
If you think you’ve been unfairly banned, it could be worth appealing to Bungie, since a few of the last round of bans were overturned. Bungie’s support page—along with a list of what programs are and aren’t considered legit—can be found here.