Bungie has announced that Destiny 2 is not available to play on the recently released Steam Deck, Valve’s new console, which was officially being shipped to customers in December 2021, must have Windows installed and running in order for the game to be playable. Furthermore, Bungie announced that anyone who attempts to get past approved measures may be met with a ban from the game.
On their help website, Bungie clarified their statements about the inability to run the game when they said “Destiny 2 is not supported for play on the Steam Deck or on any system utilizing Steam Play’s Proton unless Windows is installed and running”. This statement helped clarify how the game could be run for players who are looking to play on the Steam Deck.
The studio says that the reason for the lack of support is because they are interested in “maintaining the integrity” of Destiny 2’s security. Bungie also said “Our goal is to maintain a secure environment for Destiny 2, as it features both PvE and PvP combat in an evolving, dynamic world. Maintaining the integrity of our security is a complex and long-term process”. They are doing what they can to prevent anyone from cheating since the Steam Deck is not supported in their own anti-cheating security systems. Since the console is not supported by their anti-cheat software, the Steam Deck will automatically trigger any users as a potential threat to those playing.
Although Destiny 2 is not currently supported on the Steam Deck, Bungie will be investigating the potential for future games to be added to the console. Bungie confirmed this potential when they said “While we will investigate possibilities of support for new and future platforms, we do not have any additional information at this time”.
While it may not seem like Destiny 2 will be supported anytime soon, fans are hoping that future games will be available on Valve’s new console.