Do not even bother downloading a third-party application in order to help finish Destiny 2. Bungie revealed that it had placed securities and safeguards in order to prevent cheaters and hackers from affecting the upcoming video game. This also means that some third-party applications will not be compatible with the PC version.
No Third-Party Apps
This is the first time that Bungie has made the sci-fi franchise available for PC and, for the first time, have to tackle the threat of hackers. To deal with the problem, the video game developer had to place a safeguard that also would affect the performance of a third-party app.
As reported by Game Rant, the problem comes from PC apps that attempt to insert code into the game client. Destiny 2, to protect itself, will block such attempts rendering those third-party apps incompatible.
While the game developers are not entirely against the existence of third-party apps the same practices that legitimate apps use to enhance game play can also be employed by nefarious individuals for their own gain. Bungie had to sacrifice incompatibility with third-party apps in order to make the game more stable and fair to all players.
Some of the gamers who will be affected by the strict Destiny 2 safeguards are streamers who use Game Capture on OBS or XSplit. The site pointed out that these apps can still be used as long as the Windowed Mode (or Borderless Fullscreen) is active. Another workaround is to use capture cards like VerMedia or a secondary PC.
However, Screen Capture and Window Capture will still be supported. The site also reported that overlays would not be supported. That includes “Who’s Talking” and other similar apps as well as framerate and statistics overlay.
The anticipated follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi shooter game will open its doors to beta access for PC starting Aug. 28. Fans who want to try out which apps will be supported and which will be rendered incompatible can get an early access and try out the game before it launches next month. The beta will end on Aug, 31. Destiny 2 will be released on Sept. 6 to PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, PC gamers will get to join the fun on Oct. 24.