Destiny 2: Bungie Employing Stricter Anti-Cheat Measures in Season 15

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It seems that Bungie is serious about dealing with cheaters as it is employing stricter anti-cheat measures in Season 15.

After a tweet went viral not long ago, developer Bungie has revealed its partnership with BattlEye. More details will be disclosed in the upcoming Destiny showcase on August 24.

For those who are not familiar with it, BattlEye is an anti-cheat system that provides proactive protection around an entire game.

This anti-cheat system is also light on resources, so you will probably not notice it running in the background.

It has been used in many popular games, including PUBG, Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, among many others.

Once Bungie enables the system via a future update, BattlEye will be installed automatically. According to the viral tweet mentioned earlier, you must agree to have the anti-cheat system installed on your machine, otherwise, the game won’t run.

Destiny 2 has been plagued with cheaters ever since. This is intensified further by the release of Trials of Osiris, a weekend PvP affair where a team of three players battles against another to receive amazing rewards.

Even though the developers have taken strides to ensure a fair game for everyone, some can still activate cheats and hacks to gain an unfair advantage over legitimate players.

It remains to be seen whether the new anti-cheat system will be effective in deterring them.

Fans are Skeptical

While it is a good thing that Bungie is serious about cracking down on cheaters and hackers, some people are skeptical about the effectiveness of BattlEye.

As per user @cmdshft, the company has picked the "worst anti-cheat" out there. They’ve added that the said system has not been able to stop cheaters on Rainbow Six: Siege.

The sentiment is echoed by another user who said that BattlEye is "trash" since it has been implemented in Siege for a long time, yet the game still has a huge cheating problem.

User @FulgerionStorm presents a good point in that the main issue here is not the cheats, per se, but rather Bungie’s decision to make Destiny 2 free to play on Steam. You see, this is problematic because those who will get banned just create new accounts to do the same thing, and the cycle never ends.

What do you think? Will BattlEye be effective in solving cheating in Destiny 2 in the future?

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