Halo Reach’s PC Test “Illegally Distributed”, Players Facing Bans

Halo Reach’s PC Test “Illegally Distributed”, Players Facing Bans

Around 1000 Halo fans have been given the chance to test a single level from the upcoming PC version of Halo: Reach. A lot more than 1000 people want to play it, though, and so as I type this it’s being shared online.

Aware of the leak, in a forum post made on Saturday, 343 Industries rep Postums wrote:

Good Morning,

It has come to our attention that the Halo Insider flight has been illegally distributed online. If you download or play this illegal copy, we have the right to ban all associated accounts and remove you from all current or future 343 programs. The Microsoft Service Agreement can be found here.

I bring this up because the “Insider Flight” – which ends soon anyway – is a single level. Guys, I know it’s been a very long time since there was a Halo game on the PC, but come on. Taking a ban on your entire account for a few minutes of testing?

You can wait just a little bit longer.


  • It’s amazing how people feel justified in saying “343 are bad/evil” because they are banning players. It’s 1 level, in beta, so it’ll have its issues. Just wait.

  • Man this really sucks. Where is this being distributed? i really feel the need to report the website doing this.
    No, me getting my gaming setup ready is not related to this in any way.

  • What’s this? I don’t recall the public signing a nda?
    It would be similar to you seeing a leaked trailer on the internet then being forever banished from the cinemas.
    Punish the leakers by all means but you cannot touch the leaked

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