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Go tell Bungie you want Destiny 2 on Steam Deck / Linux

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Destiny 2 is one of the biggest and most popular shooters around and sadly it doesn't work on Steam Deck / Linux. Now is your chance to give your say and maybe Bungie will listen.

A little while ago I wrote about how Bungie had given Steam Deck a pretty firm nope, and sadly the situation simply hasn't changed since then. They took notice of people requesting it, and then issued a statement where they once again gave us a pretty firm nope.

Now, there's a dedicated place on the Destiny 2 Reddit where you can give your feedback on it. This comes in the form of what they call a Focused Feedback post titled "Focused Feedback: Linux and Alternative Platform Support". Writing about why the post was made, a Destiny 2 Reddit moderator noted in a comment:

For some additional context on why this was selected as a Focused Feedback topic, despite lack of recent popular threads about it, posts discussing official support for Destiny 2 on Proton (read: Steam Deck) have been automodded to Bungie's official stance on the matter (listed below) for a while now because - until very recently - there was nothing to discuss besides people expressing that they wanted Proton support and/or whether or not Bungie's rationale for the Proton prohibition is valid.

Given that, in the past week, we've had the announcement of Stadia's planned demise AND a Destiny 2 team lead expressing their love for Steam Deck as a hardware choice for playing Destiny 2 (they were playing D2 on Steam Deck in a manner which is allowed by Terms of Service), there is renewed public interest in the discussion and the decision was made to make it this week's Focused Feedback topic. This way, the discussion can be had and Bungie is provided with fresh, organized feedback on this issue from the DestinyReddit community.

Their comment about the Destiny 2 developer enjoying the Steam Deck is probably this post from Tom Farnsworth, the Senior Design Lead at Bungie, who had to use Moonlight to stream it from a PC to their Steam Deck. Sure would be nice if we didn't have to do things like that huh?

Since the Steam Deck is doing so well (like apparently shipping over a million now), players shouldn't need to resort to installing a different operating system or streaming from a PC to play their favourite games. Hopefully more developers, like Bungie, will start to take notice if the player base on Steam Deck continues growing.

Head over to the Reddit Post to give your say.

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Mrowl Oct 5, 2022
Come on, every single one of you reading this article right now, go now to Reddit; make an account if you haven't already, and leave a comment asking for Linux/Steam OS/Steam Deck support.

Even if you don't play the game, and regardless of your gripes with Bungie, just leave a comment; we need to make this happen, for the sake of gaming on Linux.

Also, specifically mention that you would like to play on Steam Deck within the first sentence of your comment. Because "Steam Deck" will be the main word they scan their eyes for when reading the replies.

Last edited by Mrowl on 5 October 2022 at 5:24 pm UTC
mr-victory Oct 5, 2022
I did my part. I hope Bungie sorts this out for once and for all.
dziadulewicz Oct 5, 2022
Please maybe put the ACTUAL link to Reddit more visible and outstanding; i had to look a long time through the many links in midst of the text
Mohandevir Oct 5, 2022
Did my part too.
Liam Dawe Oct 5, 2022
Quoting: dziadulewiczPlease maybe put the ACTUAL link to Reddit more visible and outstanding; i had to look a long time through the many links in midst of the text
The ACTUAL link is in there, in quotes with the full title of the post. I really don’t see how that’s hard to see.
guest Oct 5, 2022
I did my part.

@Liam, is it worth highlighting this is a time limited opportunity. We only have a few days to be heard.

Mohandevir Oct 5, 2022
Quoting: GuestMeh, the game is so boring, repetitive and shallow...

Not the biggest fan myself, but for many, it's a big (if not the sole) reason to boot Windows. So, even if you don't play the game, putting your +1 will help Linux gaming as a whole. Linux needs to be supported by these big titles.
jo3fis Oct 5, 2022
Quoting: GuestMeh, the game is so boring, repetitive and shallow...

What they said.
SupremeTamer Oct 5, 2022
...Or you can try Shatterline PvE right now!
StalePopcorn Oct 5, 2022
If even another half million extra players were added…imagine their revenue flow.

Of topic(?); I can't find it now, but one of the founders of Bungie had penned an open letter as to why porting to macOS was worth it—this is before the Microsoft acquisition I believe… it's always the bottom line, and I think they're seeing the numbers too.
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