Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server and peer-to-peer technology, just like Destiny 1. The server is authoritative over how the game progresses, and each player is authoritative over their own...
Destiny 2 won’t be using solely peer-to-peer servers Amidst the excitement of last weekend’s Destiny 2 announcements, one question seemed to rise above the hustle and bustle and dominate the entire narrative.
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Destiny 2 will neither be peer-to-peer or use dedicated servers. Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will neither be peer-to-peer or have dedicated servers, with the game own offering a unique hybrid system that is said to have the advantages of both systems. With this new system Destiny 2 will use game servers to act as mission host and physics host, which is a change from Destiny 1 where one of the players acted as Physics host.
With the revelation last week of Destiny 2’s decision to use peer-to-peer technology, many players overall were unnerved by the idea. A new blog post with Engineering Lead Matt Segur has offered a bit more concrete details on the Destiny 2 peer-to-peer technology being used. According to Segur, Destiny 2’s combination of host servers and P2P to shape the game’s online play.
Destiny has always had server authority for mission and public space logic, and Destiny 2 has server hosted physics, meaning the clients are only authoritative for things like their position and abilities (per bungie themselves). This is due to a design pillar of wanting the game to feel like a solo experience everywhere.
Destiny 2 is one of the MMO games that should have a longer life cycle, and yet devs decide to go with Peer-to-Peer. It appears that the same people keep on doing it, as some other players have encountered them as well.
But in Destiny 2's peer-to-peer setup, the quality of the players' internet connections, and the distance between them, have a direct impact on how responsive the hit registration feels. And the ...
Destiny 2 peer to peer servers literally make me unable to play the game. I realize that people like me are in the minority of internet connections (4mbps download), but it's 99% of the time not a problem in gaming. My ping is good, my connection is stable, but the problem arises when I have to play PEER TO PEER games that require more than 2 people.