Halo 4 Players Are Getting (Sort Of) Banned For Downloading A Halo 4 Map Pack

Halo 4 Players Are Getting (Sort Of) Banned For Downloading A Halo 4 Map Pack

The farce surrounding the release of Halo 4’s Crimson Map Pack has got a whole lot more farcical, with some users complaining that those who downloaded and began playing the pack for free – like Microsoft told them to – are being banned from certain portions of the game.

The game’s official forums are full of people saying that, having downloaded and attempted to play the pack, they were getting booted from games and finding their accounts had been banned from some of Halo 4’s online features. So, not a total account ban; just a block from playing certain parts of Halo 4 online.

Responding to the flood of complaints, a moderator has issued the following response:

We are not permanently banning players for previewing or purchasing the Crimson Map Pack. We are currently investigating the recent reports of permanent matchmaking bans.

We will provide further updates tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

In other words “sorry, office is empty, we’ll get back to you on Monday morning when everyone comes back to work”. Hang tight, Halo players!



  • Well that doesn’t answer why Australians have been constantly banned for no reason…

    …banned from a local host that is.

    • True, it’s an incredible game that’s been completely crippled to the point of being unplayable because of the lack of a single tiny feature that had been available for two games.

    • But at least frustrated players will have crunchy Doritos and fresh Mountain Dew to sustain them while they wait to get back online, right?

  • It’s a glaring flaw in an otherwise impressive game. But without reviews making mention of this it’s going to be a 50/50 thing for a long time.

    Edit: This is meant to be a reply to Neo Kaiser

  • The biggest problem I had was they said the pack had launched, it wasn’t in the in-game store menu like they said it would be. When I played the next day it finally popped up, and I could play it.

    I bought the Limited Edition and was told in the moment I picked it up I would need to buy the 2000 MS Point coupon for the Map Pass as well.. I did anyway, so I’m not sure if someone bullshited me.

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