Destiny 2 will feature a built-in FPS counter and support performance monitors

Overlays and code injection will remain unsupported

Destiny 2 will feature a built-in FPS counter and support performance monitors

Destiny 2 will feature a built-in FPS counter and support performance monitors

 
Last week Bungie announced that Destiny 2 would not support code injection in their PC release, stating that this would help the developer prevent cheating when the game is released.

This has the unintentional side effect of preventing popular overlay tools and some streaming programs from functioning properly, with apps like OBS and XSplit being unable to capture game footage outside of certain "supported modes".

  
Bungie has now revealed that they will be limiting the impact of this by adding a built-in FPS counter to the game, giving players the ability to view their game's framerate as well as allow the game's maximum framerate limit to be adjusted using the game's config file. 

 



Destiny 2 PC Security: Third-party App Compatibility

Last week, we published an article to prepare players for third party app features that may not be compatible with Destiny 2 on PC. While third party applications will not fully lose functionality during Destiny 2 PC gameplay, features that attempted to insert code into the game will not be compatible. The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions in the #Help forum:

Will these security measures only impact third party applications during the Destiny 2 PC Beta?

No, this will apply to both the Destiny 2 PC Beta and full Destiny 2 PC release on October 24.

How will players monitor FPS performance during gameplay?

Destiny 2 on PC will include an in-game FPS counter.

How will players be able to monitor hardware performance?

Hardware performance monitors will be able to function alongside Destiny 2 PC, but any form of overlay functionality will be restricted.

Will Destiny 2 on PC include a frame rate target option?

Yes, Destiny 2 on PC will include the ability to specify a frame rate upper-limit (via a config file).

Are third-party streaming and communications applications completely broken by this security feature?

No. Players may stream Destiny 2 PC using supported modes within the streaming software (e.g. OBS, XSplit, etc). Communication applications such as Discord and Mumble will work normally except for the overlay of their UI in the game.

Why are streaming, capture or overlay applications being impacted by these security measures?

The methods that some third-party applications use to add features (inserting code into the game client) are the same as some of the methods hackers and cheaters use to disrupt the experience of other players. As a part of our security efforts, we have designed Destiny 2 for PC to resist all attempts from external applications to insert code into the game client.

It is a high priority for us to ensure that Destiny 2 is a safe and fair experience for all players, on all platforms. We remain committed to creating a positive and fair in-game experience in all of our products, and believe that this is a necessary measure in bringing you a great gaming experience in Destiny 2 on PC.
We will continue to update this Help content with additional questions and answers through the Destiny 2 PC Beta later this month, and Destiny 2 PC launch on October 24.


Destiny 2 will feature a built-in FPS counter and support performance monitors

 
Destiny 2 will release on PC on October 24th, with the PC beta taking place between August 28th and 31st.  

 

You can join the discussion on Destiny 2's built-in FPS counter and lack of overlay support on the OC3D Forums

 

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11-08-2017, 11:17:52

NeverBackDown
Not that big of a deal honestly.
I'd just run hardware monitor or something similar in the background and alt tab. I don't understand why people are so upset. I get the fps overlay but now that it's included it's fine. It's not like it will include a built in benchmark so benching it would be difficult anywayQuote

11-08-2017, 12:20:59

Sliced
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Not that big of a deal honestly.
I'd just run hardware monitor or something similar in the background and alt tab. I don't understand why people are so upset. I get the fps overlay but now that it's included it's fine. It's not like it will include a built in benchmark so benching it would be difficult anyway
Agreed.
Have your monitor software on another screen.Quote
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