A Guardian has risen to fame and swiftly been banned from most parts of the community after they said that they completed every Triumph in Destiny 2, but were found to be cheating. The type of cheating I’m referring to here isn’t so much hacking the game, but playing the system, or more to the point other people playing the system.
A post on light.gg, a site you Guardians probably know tracks player leaderboards and has a robust database of player progress, an explanation of the situation has been posted. Site creator, afpac, said that a certain Guardian rose to the top of the leaderboards after they completed every Triumph in the game.
Of course when something like this happens it’s only sensible that others look into the Guardian in question just to make sure everything is legitimate. This investigation showed up something pretty fishy, and is ultimately what got this Guardian found out.
The Guardian in question’s kill/death ratio in Quickplay compared to it in the Competitive playlist shows a stark contrast. Guardians quickly concluded that this person was cheating, and weren’t worth of the glory they were expecting from everyone else.
Guardians quickly jumped on the post and questioned the Guardian claiming to have completed every Triumph legitimately heavily. After a lot of Guardians had been in touch and asked their questions the person in question eventually admitted that they had cheated.
How Did This Guardian Cheat?
In order to reach the high Glory rank of 5500 and get the Triumph Unbroken Seal, the Guardian had paid others, Guardians who were very good at PVP, to play on the accounts of his team mates. These accounts were originally used by other Guardians, and so were effectively shell accounts for these sherpas to use in order to disguise the fact that they were purposefully helping this other Guardian reach every Triumph.
The Guardian was banned from the Destiny subreddit, where they had posted their light.gg and achievement. This is definitely the best response the community could have had, and the Guardian in question is lucky that they weren’t banned entirely from Destiny 2.
It’s up to us to catch these Guardians out, and it’s important that systems are put in place to catch them. Changes are being made to light.gg to ensure that a Guardian doesn’t get a chance to do this again, but you need to make sure you stay vigilant as well. Let us know what you think about this in the comments.
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