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Destiny 2 player on second team to clear Vault of Glass banned for offensive username

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The original Destiny's fondly remembered Vault of Glass raid appeared in Destiny 2 on May 22, and within hours multiple teams had already cleared it and the subsequent Vault of Glass Challenge Mode. The record for World First went to Clan Elysium with a time of 1h 43m 55s, and all six team members have their names displayed on the leaderboard (opens in new tab). If you look at the fireteam who came second with a time of 2h 24m 16s, however, you'll only see five players listed. That's because one of them had the username "#BlackLivesDon'tMatter".

As Bungie's senior community manager Dylan Gafner said on Twitter (opens in new tab) when the username was pointed out, "This breaks our Code of Conduct. The player in question will be banned. Please make sure to report any names like this at the platform level, too." Lead community manager Chris Shannon replied more succinctly, with a SpongeBob SquarePants gif (opens in new tab).

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Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.