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Bungie Sends Dire Warning To Destiny 2 Fans With Steam Decks

With the new "Destiny 2" expansion, "The Witch Queen," settling into its second week, and the first round of reviews for Valve's long-awaited Steam Deck finally surfacing, it seemed like a pretty good time to be a "Destiny" player with a pre-order for the new portable console. However, it looks like that assumption was a little too cautiously optimistic. Bungie has now clarified the matter, posting an update to help.bungie.net, confirming once and for all that "Destiny 2" will not be compatible with the new hardware. As if that wasn't bad enough, for any players who hope they might find a way to bypass such incompatibility, Bungie is threatening that such an action might spell the end for their "Destiny" career. 

While early adopters and critics have been quick to point out that the Steam Deck already bolsters a hugely impressive library of compatible games, there will be plenty of upset "Destiny 2" players that were looking forward to experiencing the game on the go. Here's what Bungie had to say about "Destiny 2" Steam Deck compatibility and why the newly-minted Sony developer warned fans not to take matters into their own hands.

Bungie Will Ban Players Forcing Destiny 2 On The Steam Deck

Bungie made it clear that is has no intentions of supporting "Destiny 2" on the Steam Deck, as outlined in an update to the Steam Guide section of its help website. In a post titled 'Steam Deck and Destiny 2,' Bungie said, "Destiny 2 is not supported for play on the Steam Deck or on any system utilizing Steam Play's Proton unless Windows is installed and running. Players who attempt to launch Destiny 2 on the Steam Deck through SteamOS or Proton will be unable to enter the game and will be returned to their game library after a short time." The developer followed up at the end of its post with, "Players who attempt to bypass Destiny 2 incompatibility will be met with a game ban."

Though there was always some doubt as to whether "Destiny 2" would be compatible with the Steam Deck — on account of issues with anti-cheat software — many thought the issue had fallen by the wayside when popular anti-cheat software BattlEye announced planned compatibility with the Steam Deck via an opt-in service for developers. Now, with a popular title like "Destiny 2" officially denouncing the Steam Deck, players will want to ensure the games they want to play on the portable console will actually be available.