Bungie has disabled Destiny 2’s text chat after an exploit crashed opponents’ games.
Players of Destiny 2 recently discovered a way to achieve an instant win for themselves, notably in the PvP form of the game, by spamming the text chat while they were playing. By doing so, they would cause their opponents’ match to be terminated, which would give them the victory by default.
Players were quick to notice the problems, and the community quickly made its presence known on Reddit and other social media channels, encouraging Bungie to correct the problems as soon as possible. They were, of course, drawing attention to the violent conduct of those who took advantage of the error to secure easy victories for themselves.
Prior to Bungie’s intervention, people were discussing ways to try to stop this issue from occurring in the first place.
As soon as Bungie was made aware of the problem, they moved immediately to resolve it. The developers have come to the conclusion that it is in everyone’s best interest to disable text chat in the game while they work on finding a solution to the glitch.
On August 1 at 10 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time), there will be an initial maintenance patch. Bungie has confirmed that there will be maintenance for this, and they have stated that it would assist with preparation for the release of the Hotfix 18.104.22.168 patch the following day, on August 2.
Even while Bungie hasn’t explicitly stated that the chat exploit will be fixed by this patch, it’s safe to believe that it will. However, users of Destiny should anticipate that the game will continue to function without the option to participate in in-game chat until Hotfix 22.214.171.124 is implemented.