Destiny 2 for PC is coming out soon, but Destiny 2 for PS4/Xbox One is already out. That means players are burning through strikes, soon-to-be raids, and PVP sessions in the crucible. The game is well received, and looks to be another strong “Bungian” entry into the FPS-MMORPG world.
In the past, we covered how to prevent DDOS attacks in Destiny 1. The reason being that PVP games were filtered and played through P2P connections. This meant that players were getting DDOS-ed and disconnected from matches once players started using hacking tools like packet sniffers to root out other players and their IPs. In Destiny 2, Bungie seems to be aware of the problem, but again, they seem intent on using some sort of blend of P2P networking for matchmaking.
Due to the sheer volume of players playing Destiny 2 already (well over a million) I can’t blame them. But that doesn’t mean your matchmaking or online experience is going to be the best. In Destiny 1, the PVP mode Trials of Osiris got very wonky, with players getting disconnected or spammed. At the time, Bungie tried to combat this by encouraging player reporting. At the time, users were very upset.
“It sucks, but having [peer-to-peer] multiplayer like Destiny has, this will always be a problem,” said Reddit user RavUnknownSoldier. “Without dedicated servers handling all requests in [and] out, everyone is going to know everyone else’s IP with a simple packet sniffer and port mirroring. Once they have your Public IP DDoS’ing is quite simple.”
Now in 2017, with Destiny 2 out, the developers seem to have more solutions than problems. They seem to be using a combination of servers to host the servers, while players themselves use their own servers for other parts of the game like damage state and AI behavior.”
“Every activity in Destiny 2 is hosted by one of our servers,” says Matt Segur, engineering lead on Destiny 2. “That means you will never again suffer a host migration during your Raid attempt or Trials match.”
However, similar games like Tom Clancy’s The Division, was plagued by serious cheating and various forms of online mismanagement which made players leave in droves. The best way to protect yourself while playing serious Destiny 2 online is to use a VPN.
Using a good VPN can help protect your IP from other players, protect your anonymity on the web in general, and depending on where you are in the world, it can unblock region restrictions, give you access to Destiny 2 at school, and it can be used for other things like torrenting.
So which is the best VPN for Destiny 2?
I would recommend TorGuard. It has very solid speeds for gaming, great useability, and it’s compatible with every platform. Check out the full TorGuard Review for more information on why it’s the best.
Or check out these other two decent VPN options.