343 Industries says another wave of bans is on the way in response to the ongoing problem of players trying to farm experience points in matches without actually playing them.
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Halo: Reach, Bungie’s final entry in its second (of three, so far) series about armoured space knights, is finally on PC. People are clearly excited, so much so that they managed to propel it to the third most-played slot on Steam earlier this week. But do they actually like the port? Yes and no.
The remaster of Halo: Reach came out on PC today, marking the series’ return to the platform after 12 long years, and Steam users have given it a Spartan’s welcome, with over 100,000 people playing at the same time making it one of the top five games on Valve’s storefront.
Halo community director Brian Jarrard said in an AMA on Reddit today that players’ existing progress from Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One - including all stats, achievements, Forged maps, and game variants - will carry over to the upcoming PC version. He also said that while nothing is guaranteed, the studio is exploring options for adding official mod support some time after launch.
Halo: Reach's ninth campaign level, The Package, has a cutscene where Noble Team goes through a destroyed science wing. This area only exists for the story - it never becomes playable, nor was it meant to be explored by real people. And so, a team of hardcore Halo fans sought to achieve the impossible: they wanted to break into a cutscene.
You drop right into a firefight, plasma crackling as it flies past your head. You push forward, blasting away at a pack of grunts, causing them to panic. An Elite taunts you with a burst of blue fire from his rifle, but he backs off when, having caught your attention, you go after him. Starting right in the thick of things is a wonderfully chaotic way to begin a level -- in this case, the level is ONI: Sword Base, and it showcases everything great about Halo: Reach.
Briefly: Microsoft has told Kotaku they're aware of Halo: Reach's frame rate problems, and hoping to smooth them out. "We're aware some users are experiencing issues playing Halo: Reach via Xbox One Backward Compatibility," said a spokesperson. "The Xbox engineering team is currently looking into the issues and are working to address them."