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Submitted by mrprice33 651d ago | rumor

Halo 4 Accounts Being Banned After Legitimately Downloading Crimson Map Pack, NeoGAF Thread Alleges

Users on NeoGAF are reporting that accounts are being banned from accessing Halo 4 after legitimately downloading the Crimson Map Pack. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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The-Batman  +   652d ago
Microsoft seems to have an itchy trigger finger on the Ban Hammer these days. It's a good thing I have failed to download those so far.
aviator189  +   652d ago
I downloaded them two days ago and have been playing them since.. No ban on my account.

If anyone wants to get together and play sometime, my GT is Slain Valhallan. :)
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otherZinc  +   651d ago
I dont believe this at all. I downloaded this on my account & my sons account over a week ago. Granted we have all the Legendary Editions ever & now the Limited Edition.

I've been playing Crimson ever since.
NeXXXuS  +   651d ago
No problems here either.
nukeitall  +   651d ago
No problems here either. Thanks MS for the free maps! =)
rpd123  +   650d ago
They just can't access the map packs. They said when you download them for free that you would only be able to access it until I think the 18th at 9 AM. So, it shouldn't really be a surprise.
rbluetank  +   652d ago
it seems unfair to ban someones account for down loading a map pack. it Msoft fault that they were able to download it in the first place for free..
aviator189  +   652d ago
I'm pretty sure it's just a glitch affecting isolated accounts as I can still play my account after downloading the map pack.

Even 343i said on their bulletin that no ban of any sort will be handed out to players who download the dlc for free.
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rbluetank  +   652d ago
i hope this is the case. i would be pissed if i got baned.
Crazyglues  +   651d ago
yeah I don't think they are banning anyone, because that would be pretty stupid to ban people because of a mistake you made...

I have not downloaded the map pack, but I am enjoying my halo...

really like what 343i did with the game, it's pretty impressive and that's coming from a PS3 guy..

I'm really enjoying the game... To the guys who have the Map Pack is it worth getting? Would you have bought it if you didn't get it for free???

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ALLWRONG  +   651d ago
@Crazyglues yeah it's worth it, the maps are solid and well designed.
ItsTrue  +   651d ago
Apparently all the people who exploited the glitch to download the map pack for free will not be able to use it after the 18th of December. They referred to it as a "trial" rather than a glitch.
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juanvan  +   651d ago
They are ban from accessing the Map Packs, not the game.
They are treating them like a demo to the map pack.
They are not doing a total ban hammer, say if you stole something thru marketplace theft.

~Source Xbox Form Moderator
lol MS great gaming company.
Free things like this would only happen in ur dream.
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cl1983  +   651d ago
Update from Waypoint forum
https://forums.halowaypoint...

Forum Team
Administration
There was a situation yesterday (Sunday) in which less than 200 Halo 4 users were being incorrectly banned from accessing certain parts of the game (not banned from Xbox LIVE as a whole), and we have since resolved the issue. All players accounts impacted are working as normal.
UnholyLight  +   651d ago
I have a feeling that everyone that reported it as "Free" were just people like me who purchased the season pass lol. Of course it shows up as free when you buy the season pass!!!! That's my interpretation.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   651d ago
NeoGAF is completely unreliable and it represents everything that's wrong with modern gaming.
AnimeAvenger   651d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(1)
PAYNEinc85  +   651d ago
Hell i just wished they woulda been free for me. I tried everything but they still had it listed for 800 MS points. Noone on my friends list got it for free.
NewZealander  +   651d ago
well me and all my friends got it but as it turns out its only a free trial, MS did a nice job of covering their asses thats for sure!

either way the maps ain't worth 800MP, and theres no way i would pay for them now after trying them.

323 did a great job on the campaign in halo 4, but im seriously losing faith in them when it comes to on line, if they don't sort their sh1t out quick im going to be retiring halo 4 to the shelf.
Rainstorm81  +   650d ago
Ive never seen this much camping in a Halo game that's for sure
ElectricKaibutsu  +   650d ago
It sounds like it's been resolved. That was quick. Good job MS.

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