Bungie Admits Halo 3 Sniper Rifle Glitch; Tells Players to "Sack Up"

halosniper1-1.jpgThere have been many reports of a glitch in Halo 3 which causes some sniper rifle hits to not register. Well, Bungie has finally responded to these claims, but not in a way people were hoping for:

“What you’re seeing is roughly the same situation as you would have in Halo 2, but with movies and screenshots available to examine this stuff, you’re seeing more alleged injustice on a frame by frame basis. The sniper is harder to use now, so sack up, it requires more skill.”

So let’s review: people see a glitch, Bungie admits there is a glitch, Bungie then tells people to just deal with it. Personally, I’ve never experienced this problem; but with Bungie pretty much saying it’s there, that seems like something that could be addressed a bit better. I would’ve been okay with an explanation along the lines of “We apologize for any inconvenience, but there’s nothing we can do,” rather than telling the customers it’s their fault.

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33 Comments on Bungie Admits Halo 3 Sniper Rifle Glitch; Tells Players to "Sack Up"

da soc

On October 8, 2007 at 10:38 am

I didn’t see the part where they said it was the player’s fault.

Either way, who cares. It’s not like they’re just going to leave it in forever anyway. I’m sure they’ll fix it out eventually.

A player of Halo

On October 8, 2007 at 10:42 am

I’m okay with this. Shotty Snipers truly annoys me, and every Halo 3 weapon is balanced, except the Sniper. I guess this somewhat balances it.

Decline1822

On October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am

I have played a lot of Halo 3 and haven’t noticed this glitch. I get a ton of head shots with the sniper.

On the other hand, I have seen the evidence in screen shots and films. I am very confused by this.

yo momma

On October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am

yay flamebaiting, Bungie just said it’s like what happened in Halo 2 and GUESS WHAT, they patched it, stop ing about everything it’s a new game and there will be problems.

Bungie was totally right about one thing, glitches like this happen all the time but now screenshots give ppl more of a right to get pissed,Bungie will prolly ifx this and if they don’t the game will be just as awesome as it is now with te added bonus of maps not becoming cluttered snipe fests

Daniel

On October 8, 2007 at 11:59 am

This really isn’t a glitch, but I thought I would share a video I caught on digg of someone killing themselves from a sniper shot. It’s pretty amazing

weclock

On October 8, 2007 at 12:56 pm

hahaha, brilliant, Bungie just told you fools to take your whining and shove it.

Xboxlenny

On October 9, 2007 at 10:08 am

Bungie fix this you lamers. You made over $300 million on this game, get off your cash cow and patch this. all those millions of Halo 3 players want this fixed. I play Halo 3 a little its No Rainbow Six vegas or Gears Of War!

To tell customers too bad, thats a shame, Also fix Xbox live Moneysoft. Its been usless since this Halo 3. I sure dont appreate when a multi-million game company and console company dont address customers needs. This says alot about your business. Screw you Bungie and Moneysoft. These shotty ways of business may convert people to but PS3s.

BigDaddyBooth

On October 9, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Jonathan, maybe you should read Bungie’s post instead of just trying to spin it. What they actually said, is that the sniper rifle is harder to use, so sack up. They never said that there was a glitch. Are you stupid? Or just a Halo Hater?

Jonathan

On October 9, 2007 at 4:56 pm

Well, I’m certainly not a Halo hater, since I’ve been playing the game and enjoying it quite regularly. So, by process of elimination, I must be stupid. Dead stupid for having a different interpretation from yours, BigDaddyBooth. I’m sorry, it won’t happen again. I’ll try and run everything I say by you from now on, since you certainly must be the one in charge of everything said on the internet. My bad. :roll:

BigDaddyBooth

On October 11, 2007 at 3:31 pm

That sounds like a great idea Jonathan! How about instead of doing that though, you just go back and re-read Bungie’s original post on the subject. It’s really not a matter of how you interpret it; they are very blunt in the way that they word it. Good luck! :wink:

Rik

On November 22, 2007 at 12:32 am

The only problem I have had with sniping is I try to shoot the guy in the head nothing happens or I shoot his body 4-6 times and he doesn’t die?

Doesn’t happen all the time just a few

Rik

On November 22, 2007 at 12:34 am

Why does everyone nitpick a game?

Main problem I see is the melee crap.

Weird you can hear you hit the guy first and he don’t die but if your shield is lower you will die if he hits you 2nd. Doesn’t make sense.

I shotgun melee someone up close and you can here the melee smack but then you hear his shotgun go off a sec later and you die?

john

On January 14, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Ok, here’s my interpretation as a halo player since day 1. Bungie is right that we can now analyze whats happening in games because of the theater. But, the flaw here is that in halo 2 this problem did not exist. The only times in halo 2 that I would shoot someone in the dome and they didn’t die, is when I ( or the person I was shooting ) was lagging horribly bad. This is no longer the case. Although the sniper is harder to use now, a headshot is still a headshot.

skillzxthatxkillz

On January 14, 2008 at 10:11 pm

i dont know if its not supposed to count as a headshot or something but i have had trouble with this mainly against bearers of the hayabusa helmet when i shot the silver spike paart of the helmet and it usually will take 2shots.

Big Bad Jay

On February 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

I am pretty tired of this cuz I’m pretty good with a sniper. I’ve also noticed this with the BR, but not as much. Its just frustrating shooting some1 in da face and you see blood but they take no damage.

Jancz

On February 26, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Seriously bungie?
“Harder to use” would be like
1.Sniper is more inaccurate
2.It has a smaller clip
3. More recoil on the shot

The problem is when you shoot people it isn’t registering when it should be.
This is probably due to the varing connection speeds of those playing the game.

The reason they can’t fix it is everyone has variable speed rates.

Theif Dark

On March 6, 2008 at 11:46 am

Yo, he ( Jancz ) is right connection speed is the problem (its called lag) check the clip on my halo 3 file share called the never dieing I shot him 4 times with sniper in the head 1 shotgun hit to the body and then two more sniper hits to the body before he died.

gamer tag Theif Dark

My dislikes are
melee kills
sticky frags
having to use sniper at point blank
small maps that do not protect snipers
having to fight your team or the other team for a sniper
why only 1 or 2 snipers on each map

why cant halo 3 let you pick what weapons before you start a match like callofduty4

aaquib

On March 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Yah, it has to be the frame rates for each player. and bungie is an ass for telling everyone that basically, they’re pissed cause u can now see their mistakes again, again, and again… And show others too.

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm

i know why people dont die from headshots it is becouse well there are 2 ways why one reason becouse you or the payer is lagin and is now there or it is becouse when you pause the game you do not die becouse it will not let you but once i head shot a guy 4 times he did not die then my teamate shot him in the head he died so what i think what happen is i was now even shooting but the videos in halo 3 was just lagin with you if you know what i mean

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm

2 but i think i was lagin becouse in halo 3 when i was shooting i was lagin real badily

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm

:twisted: but if you look real closely in all the video the sniper bullets never really touch them it just look like it bucouse of the blode and this is my mom emeil so do not emile

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:12 pm

and i can tell you the glich you should get ride of is the sniper rifle glich i will show you one of my video of the 4 head shot but did not did video i was looing real closely and i found something i will show you right now

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:33 pm

well srry can now show but it is in my file share go to bungie and look up elite killer and it is called 4 and well i know one thing you have to get a head shot right in the head beside haveing it slime right pass it is it does just once all your shots for 4 second will not be good and that head shot looks like he should of died but for some reason well the reason why was a why beside a really big lag buy i can tell you what heppen i was invisable and the reason well i know why buy i will now tell you you should already know why and i think you can get ride of the glitch and even know what was the reason but i wonder do they know they got a had shot right in the head and did not die and you might need to work harder i dont care about the no weapon glitch but for some reason he was standing still and that look really weird and one thing i need to tell you how did all the glitch got in shouldn’t all the glitches should of never got there or did you got halo out really well i know how it heppen all the head s
hot and if you read this now you will need to know i really

chris

On April 22, 2008 at 7:36 pm

and since alot of peaple come here is you lag alot do not play snipers or you might think you are killing but you are not and that is not good : and some one leave a replay that is not bad

elite killer

On April 22, 2008 at 7:40 pm

and what i mean by bad i mean do not leave the ones that makes fun of me my new name is now elite killer

chris

On April 23, 2008 at 7:48 pm

why when every time i wana kill someone i die when i try but when i do not tell i win i wonder why

chris

On April 23, 2008 at 7:55 pm

HELO 4 IS :evil: AND A :mrgreen: LL THE TIME SOMEONE IB HALO IS USING A GLICH ONE TIME I THRU 2 FRAG GERNADE AND HE DID NOT DIE THEN WHEN I TRYED TO KILL THAT ONE PERSON HE SHOOTS MY WITH I PISTOL AND WELL I DIED IN ONE SHOT FULL HEALTH IT MAD ME :sad: AND :mad: SO I WHENT TO ALL THE GLITCHES AND IT HAD ALL THE GLITCH WHEN I WENT TO THE ONE SHOT KILL IT SAID TO DO THIS JUST WAIT INTILL EVERYONE IS LAGIN BUT YOU THEN ONE DAY EVERYONE IN MACHMAKING WAS LAGIN BESIDE ME SO I SHOT THIS PERSON AND WELL IT TOOK 2 SHOT BUT KILLED HIM WITH A PISTOL

Lance

On April 30, 2008 at 3:27 am

:neutral: ive played loads of halo 3 matches and it only really ocuurs when ive been playn online…i have seen it loads of times,but you wont find it in every game you play :neutral:

kris

On June 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm

well why have i only seen the glitch on a match making. have you notice when you shoot him in the head he never shoots. well when you shoot him in the head i think he is also shooting you in the head to but you can’t see him shooting you in the head.

MLGXxPro SRxX

On September 30, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Well, Its just that…the Halo 3 sniper has more recoil which is harder for the sniper to use. But if you are a Pro with the sniper, Then you should really get used to the recoil because in my opinion…Bungie may not patch this problem. They really want you to get more skill with it.

Bryan

On October 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

This isn’t lag. I know it is not. LAN games do not, or split screen. Bungie maybe say it just takes more skill, but yet again, they lie. If a person is shot in the head witht the sniper he should die. End of story. Obviously, the update has just created less hit collision regiestered by their servers. The sniper is the same, but something with the update seems to have made the shots less recognizable with the hit box.

isaac

On November 18, 2008 at 11:16 am

yer this glitch is , happens mainly because of lag, abd as uve got a bad connection it happens often to me. :cry: 5 times in one game, which actualy didnt seem to be lagging apart from that, but if you think how often this happens with the sniper, then imagine how many br shots don’t get registered and you have a broken online game.

khris53196

On August 13, 2009 at 7:04 am

bungie needs to patch this because a game should be somewhat about the player wants. did you notice that when a player causes a glitch they patch it but when it is a glitch that the player had no part in they leave it be and tells the players to shove it