Destiny 2 developer, Bungie, has announced that the reason behind the game’s recent spike in error codes and disconnects has to do with a DDoS attack. This adds yet another problem for the devs to deal with, despite their hands already being full. Earlier this week, Destiny 2 faced a troublesome glitch that allowed players to create extremely strong weapons very easily in the game.
Over the past couple of days, we've seen a spike in error codes and disconnects. The team has confirmed that these error codes are not related to the planned fixes rolling out for the recent crafting issue and are instead a result of DDoS attacks. While we typically don't confirm…
— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2023
In its Twitter post, Bungie explained the disconnects don’t have anything to do with the planned fixes the company is rolling out for the recent crafting issue. Instead, it blamed DDoS attacks for the connection issues. Bungie added that while usually, the company doesn’t confirm such attacks, and doesn’t plan to in the future, it wanted to do right by their players by having clear communication.
The post ends with Bungie thanking its players for their patience. The developer’s teams are currently working swiftly on ensuring the integrity of the game is upheld. Bungie also has plans to implement its roadmap for future stability improvements. Communication of this sort is generally a rarity, due to general game security reasons. And so, many have praised Bungie for taking players’ frustrations into account and being honest.
A Twitter user added that it’s been an especially tough time for the team, considering the crafting exploit they’ve had to deal with recently. The glitch initially gained popularity a few days ago. It was then covered by multiple publications and even got an official response from Bungie. The company’s stance was that it wasn’t going to ban players who took part in the exploit.
The crafting glitch essentially allowed players to combine two craftable weapons together. Players ended up creating weapons so powerful that they could straight-up break the game. As a result, players have been able to add exotic perks to legendary weapons. And in some cases, they even combined two legendary weapons into a single powerful gun.
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Interestingly, the exploit has started a debate among Destiny 2 players. Some of them think having so much in-game power adds to the fun. However, others feel that it’s too unfair and ruins the competitive elements of the shooter. Either way, players have been able to take down entire raid bosses with how overpowered these combinations have been.
It’s possible the current DDoS attacks might be from a player who either simply couldn’t get the exploit working, or was upset it existed in the first place. Some players think there’s no DDoS attack to begin with, and it’s simply Bungie trying to cover up the fact that this recent exploit has completely stumped them. In any case, it’s clear the team has their work cut out for them.
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