Destiny 2 For PC Shuns Popular Capture Programs Like Discord, XSplit And Fraps
It seems like the more time passes, the more caveats Bungie decides to add to its upcoming epic adventure game, Destiny 2. Through a new entry in Bungie's help database, we learn that Destiny 2 is going to be beyond fussy when it comes to things like overlays and screen captures. Bungie wants to make sure that people don't inject code into the game for the sake of cheating, so it's being extra careful.
In the help entry, it's made clear that software that records as "Game Capture" will not work, which includes OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) and XSplit. The same tools appear to work fine as long as "Screen Capture" is chosen instead. That's a problem for those that like to play their games in exclusive fullscreen, but it's at least a solution.
Cayde is confused about his XSplit capture not working
Fortunately, there are a couple of solutions you can take advantage of if you refuse to play in anything but exclusive fullscreen. Both NVIDIA's Shadowplay and AMD's ReLive software are verified to work without issue, which is a good plus since it doesn't exclude gamers on either side of the GPU fence. Further, direct hardware capture methods (Elgato, AVerMedia, etc) will also work without incident.
If none of this sounds too bad, consider the fact that overlays are not going to work, either. Those Discord and Mumble overlays gamers have come to appreciate? Not possible in Destiny 2. Hardware information, a la EVGA's Precision and MSI's Afterburner? Ding, ding, ding! You've got it right: they're not supported, either.
Let's hope at this point that Bungie even allows the Destiny 2 client to be opened, because it feels like the company is trying everything in its power to fight the platform it's trying to support.