At the time of this writing, this entire thing is over and done with, but just in case you saw the news about a Destiny 2 leak indicating the game would be getting some kind of subscription service, don’t worry. The entire thing was a hoax perpetrated by a couple of the game’s more popular dataminers.
The duo originally shared that they’d found a “possible Destiny 2 subscription code” in the game files on their Discord server. According to a series of tweets by Destiny Tracker (who ignored the original news because they believed it to be fake, as did we), the news spread like wildfire. As it turns out, they were correct. The news was intended as a joke and, apparently, the dataminers didn’t believe it would travel as far as it did.
An apology was posted on their server, explaining that the joke wasn’t intended maliciously. They also noted that if they do any joke posts in the future, they’ll be labeled as such. Finally, the post notes that currently “nothing outside of the current season can be datamined”. Just in case anyone wants to run any fact-checks.
DTR never reported on this news because it seemed highly fake.
Apology from Dataminer: pic.twitter.com/i9VXDjyer9
— DestinyTracker (@destinytrack) January 2, 2023
About the Author
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various gaming sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.
Sources Say Redfall Will Release In Early May If Development Has No Hiccups; Aims To Have "Premium" Early Access
An insider reported the game was delayed from a tentative release date in March.By Anthony Jones - 8 months ago
You May Enjoy
Get Your Dance On, Tower Of Fantasy Reveals Flame Simulacrum Fei Se
She’s more than just a dancer.By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
Ubisoft Montreal Implements New Partial Return-To-The-Office Policy For Employees
This decision contradicts the company's earlier stance, when it expressed a desire for a hybrid working model.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 3 days ago
Friends vs Friends Gets New Map, Steam Free Weekend, And Announces Upcoming Expansion
Play for free this weekend starting today.By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
New Abyss Online Q&A Reviews Plans For PvE, PvP, And Why NFTs/Blockchain Were Part Of The Plan, But Aren't Now
While we knew most of this from our interview, now the team is officially posting their rationale.By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Zeromus, New Alliance Raid, Additional MSQ, And More Pictures Added To FFXIV's 6.5 Special Site
Looks like all that excess light on the First is going to come in handy.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
P2E MMORPG Riders of Icarus Sees New Map Expansion MAGMAPORA Launch Today
This volcanic-themed region offers fresh quests, creatures, and mysteries.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 week ago