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Submitted by Lionheart377 1083d ago | news

‘Halo 4′ Crimson Map Pack erroneously available for free

The Crimson Map Pack for 343 Industries’ Halo 4 is available for purchase now, but a slew of users on the Halo Waypoint forums are finding that they can download the content for free. (343 Industries, Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1083d ago
MS's offering free DLC. And free DLC that's coming from the biggest MS exclusive ever?

No waaay.
TheFinalEpisode  +   1082d ago
Well someone's getting fired
marylinfelton   1082d ago | Spam
jony_dols  +   1082d ago
Well I earn $74 (a month); so suck it SPAMBOT
Knight_Crawler  +   1082d ago
@Jony - Lol...I feel you bro.
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pixelsword  +   1082d ago
Hopefully, the people who downloaded the map for free won't get their 360's "accidentally" banned.
BinaryMind  +   1082d ago
Anyone who bought the Map Pass now officially paid more money for all the maps than those who wait till they are available.
crxss  +   1082d ago
i just got it for free! NICE! went to the xbox marketplace through the halo 4 menu. didn't have to add funds just confirm the purchase for 0 MS Points.

someone mentioned below that you have to have the SPECIALIZATION PRIORITY code unlocked (for playing before 11/20) in order for it to show up for free.

2:50am pst
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STICKzophrenic  +   1082d ago
I got it for free as well within the past thirty minutes. I honestly had no intentions of getting any of the map packs, but how can I pass up FREE???
Septic  +   1082d ago
Hehe yeah I think so.

I feel like the Collector's Edition was a waste of money actually...there just isn't extra content to warrant its purchase. Ah well, its too late now :(
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1082d ago
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SilentS  +   1081d ago
nope i just got for free
LUCKYXS7LEVEN  +   1082d ago
Oh GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 the end is coming soon, MS giving free sht?! the mayans were right. we all going die!!1
otherZinc  +   1082d ago
I live in the Midwest & I just completed my sons download of this dlc 30mins ago. I completed my download last night about 11pm cst.

We both have the specialization codes as well.
MattyG  +   1083d ago
It's been fixed.
Matt0611  +   1082d ago
Wrong. Getting free as we speak.
Doctolul  +   1082d ago
Just to put this info where its more visible, I've confirmed you have to have specialization priority unlocked for this glitch to work. If you played before the 20th but haven't redeemed the code to unlock specializations yet, do so and the glitch will work for you. Microsoft should have sent you an email pertaining to a free "gift" without actually explaining what it is for some reason, so its somewhat easy to miss. Find it, redeem it, THEN start up the game.

Still worked as of 9:30pm PST.
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marioPSUC  +   1083d ago
Wow this is for real, you have to start up Halo 4 and click on the tab that says "xbox live marketplace" and you should be able to get it for free. Don't know how much it will be like that but they will probably fix it soon.

It's supposed to be 800 points but something went wrong. It will NOT work on you have to turn on halo 4.
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MattyG  +   1083d ago
So just clicking on the map pack ad won't let you get it free?
EDIT: Just did what you said and it appears it IS fixed.
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marioPSUC  +   1083d ago
No, you have to start up halo 4 and in the main menu there is a tab that says Xbox Marketplace and clicking that will give you it to download for free. Anywhere else ie Dashboard ad, will not allow you to get it for free.

Also Xbox doesn't ban you or anything, this type of thing has happened in the past and they've basically said it was their fault so nothing will happen to the one's who took advantage.
MattyG  +   1083d ago
Yeah I put Halo 4 in and went to the Marketplace tab about half an hour ago and it said 800 MS points. Clicked and it said I needed to add funds. Bummer, but good for those who got it for free!
THESHAUNZY  +   1082d ago
I just got it for free, =P
OneAboveAll  +   1083d ago
Aaaand i'm never around when good shit like this happens. Seriously... wtf.
maxnelson915  +   1082d ago
dude start up halo 4 and go to xbox live marketplace from within the menu and it will give it to you for 0 microsoft points
Tres21  +   1082d ago
yea he's right i did it 10 min ago & i got a family acct so i went thru every1 of the accts & got them the map packs also
jkwong44  +   1082d ago
i just popped in my h4 disc at 6:10 pm EST and i just got it for free. it probably doesn't mean anything but i went into the war games menu before i went into the xbox marketplace option in the main menu. thanks microsoft :)
Muffins1223  +   1082d ago
no wounder so many people are playing this dlc on match making list it has around 35,000 playing it at one time...should of came with the game anyway.
greatcrusader44  +   1082d ago
I was able to do this about 15min ago, prob the first time ever I've been on time for one of these things
corkey169  +   1082d ago
Confirmed still working. Downloading as we speak. Thanks for the heads up guys. Microsoft has enough money out of us all anyway. Thanks for the freebie!!!
DarkBlood  +   1082d ago
sweet i read this then turned on my 360 to see for my self clicked on it and this pop up immediatly so its a no brainer that im downloading this for free
LtComAmbrose  +   1082d ago
just got it
KangarooSam  +   1082d ago
Hell yes! I wasn't gonna check but it turns out I was on time for this one :D
FarCryLover182  +   1082d ago
Just did it. WOW. Awesome. Thought it was over by the sound of some of these posts.
PAYNEinc85  +   1082d ago
Damn they fixed it.
FarCryLover182  +   1082d ago
Maybe it's only available for free in certain regions??
FarCryLover182  +   1082d ago
I can see why you are disagreeing, but it's weird how isolated these free cases were. I went and got a free map pack earlier and a friend of mine in California tried 1 minute after I did and he could not.
TekoIie  +   1082d ago
Well in case anyone's still trying I live in the UK and just downloaded it for free :)

It's 7:00 at the moment so get it while you can!!!
sickshot69  +   1082d ago
still free from the halo 4 menu, someone messed up big time...
i live in the eastern side of the U.S.A
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Tres21  +   1082d ago
yea they did i started callin friends &
ManBearPork  +   1082d ago
Worked about 10 min ago on my eu account.
Just tried both my us account and a 2nd eu account and i don't get the popup anymore.

Might be fixed, or might jut work once on 1 box.
Coco733  +   1082d ago
This is what u do friends. U go to infinity in main menu, u choose war games and u choose the crimson map pack and it will tell ur butt that u don't have it and asks to get in the marketplace. U choose to take u there and u will see confirm purchase and it will cost nothing . Ur welcome
snowman2149  +   1082d ago
Am I the only one thats furious about this mistake? Way to screw over the guys who spent $100 on the LE or $30 on the season pas..fuck man
Coco733  +   1082d ago
Dam it. I feel for u. Only people who showed full support for the game by getting the LE or paid for season pass deserve it. We won't get so lucky next time bro
ManBearPork  +   1082d ago
My local store had the standard editon for 55 and LE for 62.

Easy choice....
nukeitall  +   1082d ago
I think you being furious is kind of funny, considering MS is the one that should be even more furious loosing money right now. This isn't charity from MS, but a glitch. A glitch that might get reversed....

You got what you paid for, but just so happens to get the neighbor syndrom i.e. if you live in a poor neighborhood, but has one of the best houses you are happy as can be. However, if you live in a rich neighborhood, but have a below average house, you are unhappy i.e. your happiness is tied to your neighbor, not what you actually got! =)
turbidDwarf  +   1082d ago
Microsoft might be losing some money, but it's the developers who will be hit hardest.
iceman2929  +   1082d ago
no iz working :(
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BALLARD32  +   1082d ago
Glad I never bought the season pass. Luckily I was able to download it in time. Hard to feel sorry for Microsoft considering how they overprice everything.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1082d ago
Logged in right now, it's 800 msp. Must of changed it now or it just isn't free for me.

EDIT* It works, but you need to launch the marketplace off Halo 4.
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optimus  +   1082d ago
sweet; i'm in cali and it worked for me; i just texted my boy in jersey and he also got it for free.
spike  +   1082d ago
Did not work for me
CrisisOne  +   1082d ago
ha, it worked, thanks for the Christmas present M$ :)
optimus  +   1082d ago
Ha, u can tell people love to hit the disagree button just to feel included, cause how can anyone disagree on actual personal experience??... It's like taking a bite out of a burger and saying you didn't like it cause it made u sick and a stranger telling you they don't agree that it made u sick...ridiculous.
corpsemaker  +   1082d ago
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jaymart2k  +   1082d ago
Still works :)
MooseWI  +   1082d ago
Just to be clear my brother just got it for free at 9:28 P.M. central, I have the map pass so it was a little discouraging, but oh well!
biRdy  +   1082d ago
Looks like Christmas came early.
ShadowKingx  +   1082d ago
11:35 EST and it still works. Will this backfire on anyone who got it free?

Step 1- Insert HALO 4 DISC 1
Step 2- Launch Xbox Live Marketplace
Step 3- Make sure its says in “This Transaction” “0” points.
Step 4 - Have Fun and thank MS for the free christmas gift

the funny thing is that, something tells me this was on purpose but of course it can be proven really. But just a hunch.
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spicelicka  +   1082d ago
I think it mistakes people for holding a seasons pass and takes them right to that menu
JustInTlME  +   1082d ago
It has to do with the specialization codes that they sent out. If you played during "launch window" before the 20th I believe you earned a code. If you redeemed the code its allowing people to DL for free. People who have not redeemed that code have it pop up as 800 pts.

I am thinking it is intentional in conjunction with those codes. However this will probably lead to a lot of upset Season Pass holders, because now that season pass isn't worth what people initially paid...
spicelicka  +   1082d ago
that's what i was thinking tooo, my cousin hasn't redeemed it yet and it's not working for him
Doctolul  +   1082d ago

Didn't work for me at first, went into my email and redeemed microsoft's "gift" unlocking specialization priority, then the glitch worked for free crimson.
JustInTlME  +   1082d ago
I like how no matter what I post on this site people always disagree with me. I NEVER get

Even though what I posted is 100% factual.
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