Destiny 2 is getting BattlEye anti-cheat software on PC

Guardians fighting a Vex Minotaur Champion in Override
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Destiny 2 is reportedly getting anti-cheat support software on PC.

Just below, you can see a screenshot from Bungie's official help page, which emerged earlier today. The screenshot refers to "BattlEye anti-cheat support," which The Verge reporter Tom Warren has since corroborated. Warren claims that the screenshot is legitimate, and that Bungie has been working on the new anti-cheat software for Destiny 2 for a number of months.

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This is nothing but good news for those playing Destiny 2 on PC. Just last month, PC Gamer (opens in new tab) reported that Bungie was actually hiring someone to help them tackle Destiny 2's ongoing cheating problem on PC. The role was apparently for someone who would be helping develop anti-cheat software for Bungie's shooter, which has now seemingly come to fruition.

In fact, all the way back in 2020, Bungie revealed that Destiny 2 saw a 50% increase in cheaters (opens in new tab) from the previous year. The report stated that most of this cheating apparently originated from the PC player base of the online shooter, which doesn't really come as a huge surprise. Now though, with the reported arrival of the BattlEye anti-cheat software for Destiny 2, things are looking up for the PC player base of Destiny 2, who are no doubt sick of cheaters ruining their fun.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.