Nobody likes a cheater, and that’s also true for Bungie, the developer of the Destiny series. The studio announced that it has banned a number of Destiny 2 players who tried to use aim-bots.
“Our security team has taken action today [October 3] and issued a wave of bans targeted at players attempting to use aiming cheat tools,” Bungie wrote on Twitter.
Our Security Team has taken action today and issued a wave of bans targeted at players attempting to use aiming cheat tools.
Keep it clean. pic.twitter.com/XwAJ0BaJCr
— Bungie (@Bungie) October 3, 2019
It’s been a big week for Destiny 2, as the game’s newest expansion, Shadowkeep, launched this week alongside a free-to-play version of the sci-fi shooter called New Light.
The rollout of Shadowkeep and New Light wasn’t entirely smooth, as Bungie was forced to bring down the game’s servers for several hours to perform “emergency maintenance.” Things have improved significantly since, although there are a number of lingering issues, including one that impacts players’ ability to get a key new item, the Gate Lord’s Eye artifact.
Destiny 2 was able to reach more than 200,000 peak concurrent players on launch day on Steam alone, and the game continues to be extremely popular. Steam’s public statistics page shows the game reached 222,000 concurrent players on October 3, making it one of the most popular games on the entirety of Steam.