Playing Destiny 2 On Steam Deck Could Get You Banned

Valve recent­ly launched the Steam Deck, and Bungie has clar­i­fied that Des­tiny 2 is not sup­port­ed on the hand­held. They went fur­ther and stat­ed that any­one try­ing to bypass approved mea­sures for play­ing the game will be banned. Bungie fur­ther explained its posi­tion in a blog post.

The post (on the Bungie Help web­site) made it clear: “Des­tiny 2 is not sup­port­ed for play on the Steam Deck or on any sys­tem uti­liz­ing Steam Play’s Pro­ton unless Win­dows is installed and running.”

The mes­sage con­tin­ues: “Play­ers who attempt to launch Des­tiny 2 on the Steam Deck through SteamOS or Pro­ton will be unable to enter the game and will be returned to their game library after a short time.”

Fur­ther­more, any play­er try­ing to bypass approved sys­tems for Des­tiny 2 will be banned. “Play­ers who attempt to bypass Des­tiny 2 incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty will be met with a game ban.”

In a This Week At Bungie post, the stu­dio explained it wants to “main­tain­ing the integri­ty” of Des­tiny 2’s secu­ri­ty as part of the rea­son for why Steam Deck is not supported.

Our goal is to main­tain a secure envi­ron­ment for Des­tiny 2, as it fea­tures both PvE and PvP com­bat in an evolv­ing, dynam­ic world. Main­tain­ing the integri­ty of our secu­ri­ty is a com­plex and long-term process,” Bungie said. “In some cas­es it means team­ing with part­ners like Bat­tl­Eye and fol­low­ing their rec­om­men­da­tions, in oth­ers, it means choos­ing to not sup­port plat­forms that could pro­vide bad actors with ways of com­pro­mis­ing our own Bungie devel­oped anti-cheat secu­ri­ty sys­tems. Steam Deck is not a sup­port­ed plat­form and using the device will trig­ger our auto­mat­ed secu­ri­ty sys­tems to see usage as a poten­tial threat to the community.”

Bungie did say it has­n’t writ­ten off the Steam Deck just yet, But Des­tiny 2 is just sim­ply not sup­port­ed. “While we will inves­ti­gate pos­si­bil­i­ties of sup­port for new and future plat­forms, we do not have any addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion at this time,” Bungie stated. 

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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