FRAPS, EVGA Precision And More Banned from Destiny 2

August 5, 2017

Bungie has today revealed that in order to make PC gaming as hacker-free as possible, many applications will be banned from Destiny 2. The developer clarified that they wish to make it nigh on impossible for third party software to input code into the game client.

EVGA Precision XOC, MSI Afterburner, FRAPS and more will not be able to host their usual overlay interface in-game. If you’re still wanting to capture your PC Destiny 2 gameplay, methods such as NVIDIA Shadowplay, AMD ReLive and AVerMedia will still work, however XSplit and OBS will not. It may be time to brush up on your knowledge of the applications that will be allowed in Destiny 2 on PC if you wish to stream or upload content.

Popular voice communication software Discord’s visual notification feature will also not work, however there is no mention of Ventrilo or TeamSpeak. Destiny 2 will of course have it’s own in-game voice communication on Windows PC.

Banned from Destiny 2

Bungie has stated that “if players experience decreased performance when running certain applications alongside Destiny 2, their first step should be to ensure that any features of third-party applications which could potentially be attempting to insert code into Destiny 2 are disabled. If disabling such features does not resolve the performance impact, players may wish to try closing the third-party application.” This means they’re not exactly sure which applications will be banned from Destiny 2, but let’s hope it doesn’t prove to be too difficult to have some typical applications running in the background such as iTunes or Winamp.

A few days ago Rocket Chainsaw covered the announcement of the exclusively themed Destiny 2 DualShock 4 controller available for PlayStation 4, and you can find out more about it here.

Destiny 2 launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 6, while the Windows PC version will be available on October 24, 2017.