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Bungie say a big fat no to Proton and Steam Deck for Destiny 2

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Were you hoping to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck or a Linux desktop using Proton? Well, you're currently out of luck. Their updated Steam Guide has a newer section just for Steam Deck and it's not good news.

Like a lot of bigger games, they don't support Linux either natively or at all and right now it appears they don't have any plans to either. It reads:

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.  Players who attempt to launch Destiny 2 on the Steam Deck through SteamOS or Proton will be unable to enter the game and will be returned to their game library after a short time.

Players who attempt to bypass Destiny 2 incompatibility will be met with a game ban.

I've already seen a few places jump on that last line but it's pretty normal. Anyone who works around anti-cheat in online games, would face a ban. I mean, that's obvious really isn't it?

Note: Destiny 2 already has a full Linux port, since it runs on Stadia and it was properly ported for it.

For Destiny 2 to work with Proton if they decided not to bring over their Stadia Linux port to Steam, one thing Bungie would need to do is speak to BattlEye which it now uses, although that's only supposed to be a little email away to get hooked up.

Meanwhile, I don't want to hype it up too much just yet but Apex Legends now works on Linux with Proton and the Steam Deck. I even captured a little rough video for you. No confirmation yet to be clear so it's not official as far as I am concerned, so I'm hoping it's not another case of a game that will stop working in a day or two like has happened previously with multiple games. Given the Steam Deck is here though, and Apex had a dedicated Steam Deck branch we saw on SteamDB — I remain hopeful on that.

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SuperTux 2 Mar
Destiny 2 is dead to me. I'll wait for the official go ahead to check out Apex Legends.
elmapul 2 Mar
google paid capcom 10 millions to port RE7 and RE8 for stadia, i bet they did the same for destiny, i dont think bungie want to lose the opportunity to charge valve for the "oportunity" to run their game in valve's platform.

fortunatelly that is not an game that i care about and we still can play as soon as stadia work on it, unfortunatelly things like this are one of the reasons why people will install windows on deck.

i understand their reasons (money and cheaters) but still, the its creepy me out their choice of words, they didnt tried any PR bullshit.
Corben 2 Mar
It's their loss... not ours. There are enough other games to play, really.
Of course I'd like to see Destiny 2 supported on Deck (which would include Linux desktop support), but if they are really that anti-Deck and anti-Linux... pfff, who cares. They'll probably get quite some people demanding to be able to play the game on Deck, so maybe they'll reconsider at some point.

If you really wanna play Destiny 2 now iirc it's free to play (at least the base game) on Stadia, given you have an Internet connection capable of streaming it. And I guess that could work via Chrome on Deck as well.
I can fully understand not wanting to spend the time and resources to make a native port. That is okay. We don't need native ports.

But threatening a ban on players that manage to get the game running under proton is just scummy, Bungie and that makes you one of the scummiest companies in the industry.
I'm not particularly surprised. We can only hope they'll change their mind once more decks are in consumers hands. Besides it's not like you *can't* play D2 on linux, you just have to stream it from Stadia.
denyasis 2 Mar
QuoteDestiny 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.


[J/k] So, I'm good running it in proton in SteamOs 3 in a VM in a Windows machine?
#LinuxWillHappen!
[/J/k]

Unless it's the same reasoning Epic gave with the Linux version of EAC for BattleEye, I really don't understand moves like this.
CatKiller 2 Mar
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Quoting: AussieEeveeI can fully understand not wanting to spend the time and resources to make a native port.
They already spent those resources. The Stadia version uses Vulkan and runs on Linux.
Kithop 2 Mar
I mean, has Destiny 2 even been relevant since they started removing people's access to expansion they paid for and then went hard on the monetization bent? I know I stopped playing around the whole New Light F2P thing. :/
Kelvinhbo 2 Mar
I just gave Destiny 2 a thumbs down on Steam because no Deck support, if enough people do that maybe they'll change their minds.
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: AussieEeveeI can fully understand not wanting to spend the time and resources to make a native port.
They already spent those resources. The Stadia version uses Vulkan and runs on Linux.

If they have, then it seems silly not to use that version to support the Deck.
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