Destiny 2’s multiplayer has to balance three different classes each with their own abilities and Super attacks. But since Destiny 2 launched on PC, Titan players have been using an exploit known as “Titan skating” to gain an unfair advantage. It allows Titans to go unnaturally fast, but Bungie is finally addressing it in an update next month.
The Titan’s jump ability is called Lift, and uses momentum to propel Guardians up and forward. If done in a certain way, Titan characters can move far faster than anyone else in the game. While it was possible on consoles in Destiny, it takes finesse to time jumps and gain the full skating effect. But on the PC version of Destiny 2, players are able to create a macro — often by mapping jump to the mouse wheel — which allows them to skate faster and more efficiently than ever.
This is a problem for many of Destiny’s small competitive maps, as skaters are able to reach speeds that can put them in locations faster than anyone else (like the location of a heavy ammo spawn). It can prove to be a massive advantage in firefights.
“Players utilizing these unconventional methods are effectively able to exceed the bounds of expected Guardian movement speed so drastically that it creates an unfair advantage when it comes to the fundamentals of combat gameplay like aiming, positioning, and even networking to some degree,” Bungie said in its weekly update post.
Bungie is removing the ability for macros or keybinds to change the way Lift is intended to be used. However, it says that players who are skilled at timing their jump will still be able to move quicker than normal. According to Bungie, players who aren’t using macros will notice no difference in how their Titan moves come the March update.