Destiny 2 launched on PC in the early morning yesterday morning (Australian time). Almost immediately following the release, rumors on popular Destiny forums (like the popular Destiny Subreddit for instance) began spreading of mass bannings.
Speculation began to run rife, with theories about Bungie banning for running FPS counters or other software with overlays over the top of the game — all common PC gaming use cases — starting to circulate. 24 hours later, one Reddit post detailing this theory (which has since been disproven) has over 1300 Upvotes at time of publication.
For the record, Bungie in its own support article explains that the use of this kind of software may cause performance issues — which in itself is a concern for players — but confirms that they are not automatically banning users.
A few hours ago, in an effort to correct the narrative, Bungie have also released a news article on their site which explains that Destiny 2 cannot automatically ban players, and that all players that were banned (only 400 of them) were handled manually, and that they were maliciously attempting to hack the game.
Interestingly, Bungie also mention having overturned four bans that they handed down during the beta period, though it’s unclear what happened or why those banned were reversed.