Bungie is reversing some Destiny 2 PC bans made “in error”


Bungie is unbanning some PC players of Destiny 2 who were banned “in error,” the developer said in a new update.

In the first two days of the game’s release on PC, hundreds of players had reported being banned with no explanation given. Bungie later posted an update on Wednesday, saying that approximately 400 players were banned after a manual investigation.

Now, though, the developer has admitted that some of the bans were mistakes, and some of those approximate 400 players have since been unbanned.

“As part of our ban review process, we have identified a group of players who were banned in error,” said the update. “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.”

Much of the community assumed that the bans were automatic due to the game not allowing certain third-party applications that use in-game overlays, like Discord or OBS. Bungie later said that the game cannot automatically ban you.

Blizzard, the company behind the Battle.net launcher where Destiny 2 is found on PC, claim no responsibility in the ban process, so the onus lies on Bungie. It’s unclear how the bans happened by mistake or what exactly triggered the rest of them, but it’s been a hectic few days since the game’s launch on its new platform.