Bungie Responds to Concerns About Destiny Cheaters, Says the Banhammer is “Swung Often”

October 29, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan


Recently, the issue of cheating in Destiny‘s Crucible was thrust into the limelight yet again when an increasing about of players expressed concerns about DDoS attacks in Trials of Osiris. Bungie responded to these concerns in its most recent blog post, reiterating that it takes DDoS attacks “very seriously” and that the banhammer is “being swung often.”

According to the developer, the studio employs several full-time staff members whose primary role is to monitor malicious activity. It further explained:

All in-game reports of cheating are monitored, and our security team closely examines all of the top reported offenders. If you are unable to send an in-game report, we have also setup an additional online reporting tool that can be used.

A lot of players believe that we only issue restrictions based on these player reports. Reports are an important part of the process, but we also have many additional automated systems in place. As a policy, we don’t publicize how they work so cheaters can’t learn ways to evade them.

The Banhammer is being swung often. We take DDoS attacks very seriously. We have automated systems in place to detect them and take action against offenders, up to and including permanent bans from Destiny. Some of the offenders reported this past weekend in trending threads fall in this category and have played their last Trials card. Your reports help us make sure these systems are catching everybody they should be, so please keep them coming.

Bungie also discouraged people from making separate posts about players that they suspect, stressing that it doesn’t want innocent players being targeted over false claims.

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[Source: Bungie]