Hundreds of players of Destiny 2 for PC are reportedly getting banned for no reason, some just after launching the game and before they could create a character. Most reports are assuming that the bans are coming from the use of applications that use a hook / overlay feature, such as Twitch, Discord, MSI Afterburner, CAM, OBS, XSplit, Skype, TeamSpeak, HWMon, AIDA, as well as some hardware vendor overlays such as ASUS Tweak and Corsair Link software, GeForce Experience's FPS counter. The use of such programs are blocked by Bungie, but should not be triggering any kind of a ban, as was stated on their official post about the use of 3rd party applications. Bungie is denying that the bans have anything to do with the use of 3rd party applications, with Bungie PC Project Lead David Shaw saying "We do block programs from pushing their code into our game. Most overlays work like that. We don't ban for that tho. That's internet BS" on his twitter. To add insult to injury, players who have been banned from Destiny 2 are referred to their "Destiny Account Restrictions And Banning Policies" page, which states "There are NO options to dispute or overturn account restrictions or bans. Permanent account bans are only implemented with rigorous checking to ensure that the innocent are not punished alongside the guilty. Bungie does not comment on or discuss individual account restriction or bans." After the news of the bans started breaking, Bungie released a statement in a blog article stating - Destiny 2 cannot automatically ban you, only Bungie can ban a player after a manual investigation Yesterday, we banned approximately 400 players on PC Bans were applied to players who were using tools that pose a threat to the shared ecosystem of the game We did not (and will not) issue any bans for the use of overlays or performance tools, including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, etc. I am sure this will be an ongoing story, as I don't know how Bungie could have completed a manual investigation of a player who has just launched the game and has not made it to the character creation screen, and yet determined that they "posed a threat." In case the theory that the use of 3rd party applications are causing the bans are true, if you have any doubt I would suggest avoid playing Destiny 2 while this story unfolds. Thanks to [H]ardForum user Seventyfive for the story.