Destiny recently received an update which adds matchmaking to weekly strikes. This is a great feature for the vast majority of players, but it also compounds a problem found in the strike playlists: players idling and ruining the experience for the rest of the fireteam.
Bungie are tackling this problem head on and will be punishing the "few individuals" that have been sitting idle during the strikeâ€™s challenges. The first wave of temporary bans was recently announced on the Bungie news blog.
"One player not contributing in an activity might seem like a small thing, but it can make a Weekly Heroic Strike unbeatable or make a Crucible match unwinnable. Those little bits of damage to the experiences other players adds up over time." says Bungie developers.
The "idlers", as Bungie has nicknamed them sit idle throughout matches and pick up the spoils at the end of the matches. Until now this method of cheating the games system was becoming quite popular and ruining the game for legitimate players.
"This week, weâ€™ve restricted a small number of the most toxic players from matchmaking. The restrictions weâ€™re putting on their accounts are temporary and apply only to the activities where they were chronically idle. If the affected players keep up this behavior after the restrictions lapse, we will apply stronger and (eventually) permanent restrictions on their accounts."
Bungie advise players to use the feedback system in a bid to thwart the lazy beggars, that are idling and looting.