The Destiny 2 showcase during Gamescom included a look at the new Witch Queen content that will be coming out next year in February. It also included Bungie’s progress in its fight against cheaters..but it might bring some issues with it. They will now be using BattlEye anti-cheat software in Destiny 2, which should help keep cheaters out of the game.
In a post on Bungie’s website, the developer detailed BattlEye’s implementation and what the anti-cheat software will actually be doing. The post states that it will allow the developer to “detect more active cheats” but “won’t be a silver bullet fix that will end all cheating in Destiny forever.”
BattlEye also isn’t being given the freedom to just ban players either. Bungie is putting the service through a trial period, with automatic ban permission coming “sometime before Trials of Osiris goes live on September 10.”
This anti-cheat software will definitely prevent some cheaters from ruining the fun for others, but it’s going to cost everyone. Not money, but in frames. “Anti-cheat solutions require some additional system resources to keep watch and you may see some reduction in frames and performance after Update 3.3.0 goes live,” Bungie stated. BattlEye will also make Destiny 2 start up slower, but won’t affect your system’s overall performance when the game isn’t running. The update have already been for a few days.
Bungie added that it’s fighting other forms of cheating in Destiny 2, including win trading–where a player intentionally loses a match to boost another teams ranks. Bungie is “targeting players for bans who are actively engaging in win trading.”
The developer is obviously sick of cheaters in their game, as they recently filed a joint lawsuit with Ubisoft against Ring‑1, a cheat distributor that sells cheat bundles for Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and others.