BattlEye anti-cheat launches in Destiny 2 with Season 15, more details coming during Destiny Showcase

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Destiny 2 (Image credit: Bungie)

What you need to know

  • Destiny 2's online multiplayer attracts millions of players, but it's not always a perfect experience.
  • The game occasionally struggles with cheaters and hackers that hold unfair advantages over other players.
  • To help combat this, Destiny 2 is partnering with BattlEye anti-cheat, which soft launches in the game with Season 15.
  • Bungie is planning to reveal more about BattlEye anti-cheat, Season 15, and The Witch Queen expansion with the Destiny Showcase next week.

Destiny 2 is a lot of things to a lot of players, offering many different ways to play as one of the best Xbox shooter games. However, online multiplayer portions of the game can occasionally be ruined by the presence of unfair cheaters and hackers, which detract from everyone's experiences. In order to combat this problem, which plagues many online multiplayer games, Destiny 2 is officially partnering with the BattlEye anti-cheat solution.

With the arrival of Season 15, BattlEye will soft launch in the game and begin working to level the playing field for all players, and hopefully massively reduce the cheater problem. We don't know the details of how BattlEye will be implemented or exactly what a soft launch entails, but Bungie plans to reveal more about their anti-cheat implementation during the Destiny Showcase, where Bungie will also reveal Destiny 2's next big expansion, The Witch Queen.

While anti-cheat solutions can sometimes be controversial, depending on their execution, they're a necessary tool to use against cheaters that have no issue ruining the game for other players. Hopefully, Destiny 2's use of BattlEye will be effective and seamless for players. You can tune into the Destiny Showcase next week on Aug. 24, 2021 to learn more about BattlEye, Season 15, and The Witch Queen expansion.

In case you missed it, the latest "This Week at Bungie" post detailed upcoming cross-play support for Destiny 2, a feature that players have been waiting on for ages. On the other side of the spectrum, if you're excited by all the improvements Destiny 2 is making and are interested in getting into the game, be sure to check out our Destiny 2 beginner's guide for some tips and tricks to get started.

Zachary Boddy
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