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Halo 4 Bans - 343 Industries Says Crimson DLC Is Not To Blame

Ryan King

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As bans increase, Halo fans put blame on Crimson Map Pack DLC.

Published on Dec 17, 2012

343 Industries, developer of Halo 4, has said the Crimson Map Pack DLC is not to blame for a fresh wave of bans in Microsoft's FPS.

With the number of bans in Halo 4 increasing lately, fans were starting to suspect the Crimson Map pack is to blame.

The Crimson DLC leaked on Marketplace and was downloaded for free before Microsoft quickly made up a '14 Day Buy And Play' campaign and claimed the move was deliberate.

Given the way Crimson Map Pack leaked onto Marketplace, it quickly became a convenient target for players who had been banned in Halo 4, making it hard to tell if the claims were legitimate or simply sour grapes.

"We are not permanently banning players for previewing or purchasing the Crimson Map Pack," explained 343 Industries on Halo Waypoint. "We are currently investigating the recent reports of permanent matchmaking bans. We will provide further updates tomorrow. Thank you for your patience"

The official 'ban' thread on the Halo 4 forums suggest players will be banned for manipulating network conditions, modifying their Xbox 360, cheating, habitual quitting, idling through games or impersonating Bungie, 343 Industries or Microsoft employees.

Although the official post states bannable violations are not limited to those examples, Crimson Map Pack is not mentioned anywhere in the post.

We'll see what 343 Industries has to say on the matter tomorrow.

 

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