Destiny 2 TWAB: Quitter Penalties, Ban Waves, and Master King's Fall Raid

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Cheaters, penalties for quitters, and harder raid content are the main topics discussed in the latest blog post for Destiny 2. Read further to learn more.

No Mercy for Cheaters

Cheaters are rampant in competitive games like Destiny 2, so Bungie used BattlEye as the game’s main anti-cheat system beginning last year. With its success, Bungie was able to focus on machine learning and analysis tools to improve efforts in the fight against cheaters.

After analyzing data, implementing precautions to avoid false positives, and making additional refinements to help detect the presence of cheats on players’ computers, the company’s product security team said that all these things allowed them to execute one of the largest ban waves in the history of the game.

Unsurprisingly, some people who got banned have appealed their case and stated that they did not cheat in any way. But when the team investigated such cases, they often found that such players had indulged in account recovery services to boost their Guardians.

Account recovery is an act where the player gives someone else access to their account. In the context of  Destiny 2, this is usually done to help players get their accounts to max Power Level or improve their PvP standing, especially in Trials of Osiris. These services would often use “burner” or throwaway accounts to activate cheats and help players climb to the top. 

So, while some players did not use cheats themselves, the people who helped boost their accounts most likely did.

Quitting is Not an Option

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Destiny 2 TWAB Photo: Twitter/@Bungie

The company is aware that there’s been an uptick in player quit rates recently for certain lobbies. There are two possible explanations for this. First, players might have experienced poor connection quality in PvP. And second, it is likely that players got matched up with those more highly skilled than them due to the newly implemented skill-based matchmaking system.

Quitting in the middle of a match can negatively impact the experience of the remaining players. That is why Bungie has now added Control to the list of activities that can trigger the Crucible Suspension system.

Players who have quit multiple times in a row will be given a temporary suspension, making them unable to queue up for competitive PvP.

Master King’s Fall is Coming

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Master King's Fall Raid Photo: Bungie

Last but not least, the Master difficulty for the King’s Fall raid is coming this Tuesday, September 20, after the weekly reset.

That said, Bungie is sweetening the deal for the upcoming Master King’s Fall to entice players to complete the raid. Finishing encounters inside the dungeon will reward players with some stat-focused armor. Furthermore, completing the new challenges will give players some Adept Weapons. All encounters are set at Power Level 1,600.

So, what are your thoughts about the things discussed in the latest Destiny 2 blog post?

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