Destiny 2’s integration of anti-cheat software BattlEye is “going well” and is now stepping things up with the addition of auto bans for some cheats.
Bungie commented on BattlEye’s “soft launch” in its latest blog post. “We’ve been able to detect and remove numerous players attempting to circumvent our cheat detections while building upon the fresh foundation that BattlEye has provided us,” writes community manager dmg04. We don’t have exact numbers, but we do want to mention that the soft launch went well. “
Destiny 2 is adding “automatic bans for a variety of cheats” in time for the first Trials of Osiris weekend of the ongoing Season of the Lost. The mode returns today, September 10, following a total loot overhaul meant to attract more players, particularly players who aren’t as big on PvP. Trials is a high-stakes mode where players stand to lose the most by running into cheaters (and gain the most by cheating) and has always been at the center of the anti-cheat debate, so it’s encouraging to see Bungie ramp up its anti-cheat efforts in time
In an ideal world, these automatic bans will remove cheaters from PvP so quickly that players never even get a chance to encounter and report them. Bungie has made clear that BattlEye still feels comfortable with Destiny 2’s systems. There are likely to be further refinements and improvements. The Trials this weekend should be an excellent acid test.
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