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.
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.
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.
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.