Steam Deck: Destiny 2 will ban its players who use the Valve console

Wondering if it will ever be possible to play Destiny 2 on the Steam Deck? Bad news. In a press release, Bungie has just indicated that the game was not supported, in addition to threatening players of Valve’s hybrid console with being permanently banned.

Steam Deck © ValveSteam Deck © Valve

An astonishing message. Bungie, the future subsidiary of Sony, does not appreciate that its decisions are circumvented. The studio has released a help page that not only states that the Destiny 2 game is not supported by the Steam Deck, but outright threatens to ban players who attempt to play it through the back door.

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Destiny 2 will probably never see the light of day on Steam Deck

Bungie’s newly released help page has a new section titled “Steam Deck and Destiny 2.” Here is its French translation:

Destiny 2 is not supported for play on Steam Deck or any system using Proton from Steam Play unless Windows is installed and running. Players attempting to launch Destiny 2 on the Steam Deck via SteamOS or Proton will be unable to enter the game and will be returned to their game library after a short period of time. Players who attempt to circumvent Destiny 2 incompatibility will be banned from the game.


As mentioned by our colleagues from The Verge, this decision is regrettable. Destiny 2 is a control-forgiving, easy-to-pick-up shooter that would go great on the Steam Deck. He is also known to use the BattlEye anti-cheat software, which is compatible with the hybrid console. Finally and in addition, the game is already running on Linux, since it had been ported to Stadia.

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Bungie and Valve have yet to comment. But we know that other developers are also refusing to have their games available on Valve’s console. We think in particular of Epic, which, for the moment, refuses to port Fortnite on the Steam Deck.

The hybrid console, which was two months late for its launch, is finally starting to ship. You can check if your own Steam game library is compatible with the Steam Deck here.

Source: Bungie

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