And no, we’re not talking about an over-abundance of Thorns.
Destiny’s new PvP-focused event Trials of Osiris isn’t even a week old and it’s already being hit by reports of cheating.
Most complaints are surrounding lag switching, which makes it appear as though enemy players are teleporting across the map. This particular issue usually emerges when Iron Banner, Destiny’s other PvP event, is around and is hard to distinguish from the regular lag that players may experience.
This Reddit post also outlined how a player’s had their internet connections attacked, DDOS-style, causing them to disconnect from the game and grant a win via forfeit to their opponents (users report the error code “Olive” when this happens).
Though the above post was removed for violating rules against witch-hunting, one user commented about an issue encountered by streamer Gothalion (who was present with Bungie during the initial reveal of the Reef in House of Wolves).
“Gothalion was just doing a grenades and melee only Trials run with two other steamers. Their second to last match they encountered a guy who lag switched for the entire match. Not even subtle, stood there and let all 3 of them melee him at once in the first round.”
A quick search on YouTube is also enough to provide evidence against cheaters in Trials of Osiris. This video in particular is worth a look. It will be interesting to see how Bungie reacts to these reports, especially when it warned players to play nice ahead of the event since Bungie is always watching. Stay tuned for more information on the same.