Destiny 2 is one of 2017’s most anticipated games, and its move to PC has a lot to do with that. But there’s a slight problem for anyone looking to stream the game from a PC.
Livestreaming and creating content goes hand in hand with any game these days, but Destiny specifically has a rabid fanbase that eats it up and has helped propel the careers of Twitch streamers and YouTubers alike.
In this week’s iteration of the This Week at Bungie blog post, Bungie community manager Cozmo revealed some information that will be crucial to those who are looking to livestream the PC version of Destiny 2.
Bungie claims that, due to the need to “resist attempts from applications to add code to Destiny,” certain livestreaming features will not work—this is mostly to prevent cheaters from accessing the code.
The most notable features that won’t be allowed when streaming the PC version are Game Capture in software like OBS and XSplit and voice communications overlays like ones used in Discord, which shows when people in the streamer’s party are talking. Hardware monitoring software, such as framerate and statistics overlays in Fraps, also will not work.
“As always, we’re standing by on our Help forum to answer your questions,” said the blog post. “Sorry in advance if these precautions interfere with the way you like to configure your PC when you play. Wherever possible, we’re committed to doing our best to provide information you need to make adjustments on your end. Our hope is that we can all agree that keeping the world of the game safe is a mission we all share.”
Thankfully, there are plenty of workarounds that streamers and content creators can use to avoid having to use Game Capture. Using a capture card will work fine, as will window capture and screen capture in OBS and XSplit, but it will undoubtedly be considered annoying nonetheless.
But if restricting these sorts of features will help make the game less susceptible to cheating and hacking, it’s probably for the best.