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[Update]: Bungie has now released a brief follow-up statement: "As part of our ban review process, we have identified a group of players who were banned in error. 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."

[Original Story]: If you've been paying attention to the official forums and the Destiny 2 Reddit you've most likely noticed a lot of complaints about people getting automatically banned for using software with an overlay (Mumble, Discord, etc). While the bans were definitely real, nobody really knew what exactly caused them, and if their copy of the game could be next... for seemingly no reason!

As such, I am very glad to say that Bungie has now finally released an official response. According to the message they have only banned 400 people so far, 4 of which were subsequently found to be innocent, and the usage of overlays or performance tools did not in any way cause these bans. Here's the full response:

"We have seen lots of questions about bans being issued in the PC version of Destiny 2. To provide some information, we would like to share some facts. 

The following is true:

Destiny 2 cannot automatically ban you, only Bungie can ban a player after a manual investigation

Yesterday, we banned approximately 400 players on PC

Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game

We did not (and will not) issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools, including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc.

Information on using third-party applications can be found here: 

We are overturning 4 of the bans that were issued during the PC Beta

We are committed to providing an experience that is fun and fair for the millions of players who have joined us in this community."

So while its possible that Bungie is lying in order to cover their tracks, I'm more inclined to believe that a couple of cheaters have attempted to create a mass commotion in order to get their bans reversed. It wouldn't be the first time this has happened, and it won't be the last given how forum posts with "UNFAIRLY BANNED" in the title tend to be quite eye-catching. On the positive side, this mess did reveal four  seemingly innocent people that have gotten caught in the banning crossfire, so I guess everything worked out just fine in the end.