Bungie has provided an update on Destiny 2’s PC security features, which as you may be aware blocks a number of third-party applications’ compatibility. In response to the disabling of Fraps, MSI Afterburner, and any other hardware monitoring software, Bungie has now said Destiny 2 will include an in-game FPS counter so PC players can track performance.
They also went into a little more detail on why it had to take these measures with Destiny 2 in the first place, explaining that “The methods that some third-party applications use to add features (inserting code into the game client) are the same as some of the methods hackers and cheaters use to disrupt the experience of other players. As a part of our security efforts, we have designed Destiny 2 for PC to resist all attempts from external applications to insert code into the game client.”
So there you have it. No other game goes quite this extreme, but if Bungie truly does manage to block cheaters, a feat basically never achieved before, then it could be a sacrifice worth making. The likes of OBS and Discord may still prove a problem but at the very least we’ll be able to see how well Destiny 2 is running on PC.
Aside from this, Bungie is obviously gearing up for Destiny 2’s console launch in a big way. There are now less than four weeks until it hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6th, with Bungie claiming “The air in our studio is crackling with energy.” Destiny 2 will undoubtedly be the biggest budget launch of the entire year and Activision is banking on it being a success in a big way.
For PC players, the wait is a little longer. Destiny 2 will be arriving on PC on October 24th. In the meantime, there is the PC beta to look forward to though. That starts on the weekend of August 28th, providing a great opportunity for PC players to finally find out what the fuss is all about. You can read up on the Destiny 2 PC system requirements here.