Destiny 2 disables text chat due to game breaking exploit

Some players of Destiny 2 were in the crosshairs of a rude exploit this weekend when other players discovered the ability to use text chat to crash their game. It was apparently most common in PvP, where some were using the exploit—some form of text copy and paste—to crash their opponents’ game and secure a win-by-default.

Which, I think we can all agree, is a scumbag move. The community responded quickly, attempting to spread a counter (opens in new tab) to the exploit by turning off whisper chat, fireteam chat, local, team, clan… all the chat. After a few hours of those efforts, developer Bungie decided to take text chat down.