Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 had distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks recently while also trying to fix a certain glitch issue.
What was weird in the announcement was Bungie’s move to confirm the DDoS attacks in a recent post on Twitter. The company explained to the Destiny community that a recent spike in error codes and disconnects was its efforts to fix the crafting glitch problem.
“Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen a spike in error codes and disconnects,” Bungie said. “The team has confirmed that these error codes are not related to the planned fixes rolling out for the recent crafting issue and are instead a result of DDoS attacks. While we typically don’t confirm these types of attacks and do not plan to in the future for general game security reasons, we believe it’s the right thing to do for our players to communicate the added pressure to our systems given recent circumstances.
“We want to thank our players for their patience as our teams work swiftly to ensure the integrity of the game and continue to implement our roadmap for future stability improvements.”
For those who do not know about the glitch, the weapon crafting glitch allows players to make two craftable weapons together to create guns so powerful that they would easily break the game due to its stats. Some players have used the glitch to create legendary weapons with exotic perks, or merge two legendary weapons together to result in a game-breaking mass of destruction.
The Destiny 2 community was divided into two due to this glitch. Some enjoyed it and took advantage of the situation while others did not like the sudden upgrade because these weapons were too overpowered that it would cause issues in the PvP Crucible mode.
Bungie responded that it would fix the illegally crafted weapons, but it would do it in a way that would not hurt the investment that the players have earned with their normal, legally crafted ones. Later on, updates were released that disabled certain Exotic and Legendary frames and perks on crafted weapons.
At first, players thought the updates were the cause of the error spike in the game, but Bungie revealed it was the result of DDoS attacks. Some doubt them due to the timing of the announcement, but most believe the attacks come from disgruntled players.