Destiny 2 Will Limit Capture and Audio Software, Not Block

by on 08/07/2017

Holy crap!  Click bait is really the thing in this industry isn’t it.  So far I’ve read about 4 articles that say that Bungie’s newest title will BLOCK capture software (like OBS or Fraps) or audio software (Mumble or Discord).  This would mean that people wouldn’t be able to record their gameplay or talk to their team….. Now does that seem like it’s correct?  Well if you answered no you got a gold start for the day.  As you probably can guess is that no game can cut off your ability to run programs in the background. So if you want to record or stream your game go for it.  If you want to chat it up with Discord buddies, have at it!

They are limiting these software by basically not supporting them in the game.

To help ensure that every player will have a fair shot at fun and glory in Destiny 2 on PC, we resist attempts by third-party applications to insert code into the game client, https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101

You can still use the popular software, it just might not work as smoothly as it should.  I don’t really know what to make of this.  I guess it is up to the developer to support certain software, but these are kind of important for some people to have working.  Now with that being said they will still work, just little notification such as ‘Who’s talking’ in Discord or Statistics overlay in video recording software.  Another reason why I guess they would actively try to block code injection into the game client is to have one less opportunity for hackers and cheaters.

Another quote from their post:

PLEASE NOTE: Third-party applications which repeatedly attempt to insert code into the Destiny 2 PC client may potentially impact game performance. If players experience decreased performance when running certain applications alongside Destiny 2, their first step should be to ensure that any features of third-party applications which could potentially be attempting to insert code into Destiny 2 are disabled. If disabling such features does not resolve the performance impact, players may wish to try closing the third-party application. https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101

This can all be found at https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Article/46101 This shouldn’t impact anyone too bad so if you think your Discord is messing your game up just use the phone app.  If you think your recording is slowing the game down, you may have to jump to a different app.

Just know it is no one’s fault.  The game developers want to help seal up their game, and the third party applications creators just want to give you the best experience ever.  Sometimes they don’t agree with each other.  If you do need to record Video OBS Full Screen will work.  There might be some in game statistics to output if you need to show of FPS.  If everything else fails you might have to get a capture device like an El Gato.  As for audio, just plug your phone in, get an app and off you go.

There are many ways to solve this problem, the one way you don’t need to is bitch about how unfair it is that the software doesn’t work together well.  Just find a solution, share that solution, and everyone can enjoy the game!

Didn’t think it has to be said, but just in case.  This is only for the PC Version, Xbox and PS4 are not affected by this.

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