Halo: Reach Leaked, Playing It Nets You a Ban

Early this morning, the news broke that full versions of Halo: Reach were popping up on file sharing sites around the internet. We already knew that the game was up for reviewers, even if it did list a price of 99,999 Microsoft Points.

Microsoft has already admitted that a security breach allowed pirates to download the game. Now they’re reacting to the leak, and doing so forcefully.

According to MaxConsole.net, the following email is being received by those who are playing the leaked version of Halo: Reach.

Notification of Permanent Suspension: Prerelease title play

This email is to notify you that your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play.

Your conduct was brought to the attention of the LIVE Enforcement Team through the course of our operation of the service. The LIVE Enforcement Team has reviewed the evidence regarding this conduct and determined it violates the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use and/or Code of Conduct. Because your conduct is in violation, the Xbox LIVE Enforcement Team has issued a permanent suspension.

During your suspension, you will not be able to log into Xbox LIVE. Your Xbox LIVE privileges will not be reinstated.

Customer Support is not able to modify or provide any further details about your suspension.

Microsoft expects that all customers abide by the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct provides guidelines for appropriate behavior while using the service.

You can view the Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct from the Xbox LIVE Dashboard under Xbox LIVE Policies in Account Management, or by visiting http://www.xbox.com/live/codeofconduct.htm.You can view the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use by visiting http://www.xbox.com/live/termsofuse.htm.

Note: if you are not a user of Xbox LIVE, this suspension may have been enacted due to your activity in the Zune Social. You can view the Zune Social Code of Conduct by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/codeOfConduct.htm. You can view the Zune Social Terms of Service by visiting http://www.zune.net/legal/termsofservice.htm.

Thank you,
LIVE Enforcement Team

So, I would recommend that you think twice before considering that download. It might be nice to get to see Reach a little early, but not at the cost of your LIVE privileges forever.

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2 Comments on Halo: Reach Leaked, Playing It Nets You a Ban


On August 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Wheres my ban? I only got to mission 6 but still I feel left out :’(


On August 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm

thats why i dont like to play on console. to much control on their side..

with computers u got so many proxxys new ip, anything can be replaced, so they can never shut you out. :D