Bungie has brought down the banhammer on a group of Destiny cheaters. Bungie announced in a weekly update that a wave of offenders, hundreds of them, will be removed from the Crucible multiplayer mode for manipulating network traffic.
We know you want justice. We’ve seen the chatter. We’ve read the reports. Yesterday and today, our Security Response Team has restricted access to the Crucible by the worst offenders among us all.
We started with a look at the most notorious cheaters that had been reported by other players. After a cross-reference against our own player-data, we gave the Banhammer a mighty swing. Contained in its blast radius were hundreds of people who have manipulated network traffic. If you don’t know what that means, we love you. Never change.
Manipulating network traffic is where another player is attempting to disrupt the network in order to give himself an advantage one common method found in many Xbox games is a lag switch which disrupts the flow by turning off the connection between your console and the others (only works if you are the host) so you can kill them off before the information is sent back to their consoles so they can move but by the time they get it they are normally dead.
Bungie continued by stating the following.
We’re committed to protecting Destiny against cheaters. Enjoy your game. Just play it fair. That’s all we ask. Short of your own commitment to honor, we’ll taken action ourselves. It’s not a thing we enjoy doing – and certainly something we’ll never quantify or describe in agonizing detail. The damned shall remain anonymous – their nefarious actions a mystery.
Finally, Bungie encouraged players to report cheating using the in-game tool so that way they can be dealt with accordingly.