Bungie disables Destiny 2's text chat to address game crashing exploit
Players were exploiting Destiny 2's text chat to kick enemy players and streamers
Published: 1st August 2022 | Source: Bungie |
Bungie's working on a fix for Destiny 2's text chat crashing issue
Over the weekend, Destiny 2 uncovered an exploit that was made possible with the game's latest patch, allowing the game's text chat interface to be used to crash the game for other players. In PvP settings, players could kick players from opposing teams to lead to victory, and some players were specifically targeting streamers to crash their online video streams.
To address this issue, Bungie has disabled Destiny 2's text chat function while the studio works on a patch to address the cause of this exploit. Currently, a hotfix is expected later this week that will fully address this exploit.
Before Bungie disabled text chat for all Destiny 2 players, Destiny players to avoid being impacted by this exploit by disabling text-chat in-game. That said, the issue had became so rampant that Bungie needed to take action to prevent gamers from being affected by this exploit.
Bungie has confirmed that hotfix 22.214.171.124 is coming to Destiny 2 on August 2nd, though the Studio has not confirmed what will be included with this patch. This patch could address Destiny 2's text chat crashing exploit, though this has not been confirmed.