Destiny 2 PC users report bans due to overlay and hardware monitoring programs

Destiny 2 has just been released on the PC, however it appears that a lot of players have been banned almost immediately from it. A number of PC gamers report Destiny 2 bans due to overlay and hardware monitoring programs. Moreover, some report that they got banned for using game capture programs.

For what it’s worth, we’ve been playing/testing Destiny 2 for the past few hours and have not encountered any issues. We’ve enabled both the GeForce overlay and AMD’s ReLive, and we have not been banned.

It’s pretty difficult pinpointing what program – if any at all – is actually causing these Destiny 2 bans. Some of the programs that users have reported areĀ OBS and XSPLIT. Furthermore, some claim that the overlays of FRAPS, Discord and Mumble can be at fault. Users have also claimed that MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision XOC may have banned them.

It’s worth noting that the Destiny 2 bans are permanent. According to the company, there are no options to dispute or overturn account restrictions or bans. Also, Bungie does not comment on or discuss individual account restriction or bans. As such, those that receive those bans cannot do anything at all to revoke them.

Bungie has not commented on this yet, however we strongly suggest scanning your PC systems for any viruses before running Destiny 2. As said, we have not experienced any problems with Shadowplay or ReLive in both the beta and the final build. Still, be sure to avoid any third-party overlay programs, just in case.


Bungie claims that it is not banning users due to overlay programs.

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