Bungie is looking to hire a Data Scientist to help develop anti-cheating systems for Destiny 2. The job listing was seen by DestinyNews + on Twitter, who shared the link along with a screenshot of the job description.
"As a data engineer (anti-cheating) at Bungie, you will design and develop data systems that help the security team detect and take action against cheaters." the description reads. "Partner with our data and data analysis teams to develop pipelines and processes for collecting game and anti – cheating data.
"You will then develop tools and models to transform this raw data into useful information. You will work daily with code security experts, tools, analysis and services, to make Destiny a safer place for players."
Everything is very corporate, but the essence of the job is to develop systems to collect data, analyze that data, and then develop solutions to any diagnosed problem. It’s not the first time in recent memory that Bungie is looking for a data scientist, and hopefully a larger team working on antiprane solutions will come up with better ways to detect and treat any player with problems.
Destiny 2 has been dealing with a bit of a cheat issue to date, aggravated when the game jumped from Battle.net to Steam. The first months of 2020 were seen a 50% rise in cheat incidents, and the Trials of Osiris PvP mode remains notorious among the community for being a starting point for cheaters.
Bungie has taken steps to address the issue, both legally and behind the scenes. Just this week, the studio was left behind in its decision to ban a Destiny 2 YouTuber. BakenGangsta protested a bit too much for the banhammer, which caused a wonderfully quiet clapback of the gaming community's management.