Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

October 5, 2010 -

Halo Reach cheaters and hooligans (you know who you are) are being put in their place as Bungie resets Reach credits. In a post on Friday Bungie announced that thousands of players who have exploited a glitch in the game will have their credits reset. Some players have earned bans too.

"We are in the process of applying credit resets to approximately 15,000 users who we have identified as the most egregious Challenge Reset abusers," a post on Bungie.net read.

More sweeps of questionable player activity are happening this week as well. The exploit in question allowed players to manipulate their network connections to play Challenge mode 20 or more times and earn buckets of credits. Naturally, some users say that they were unfairly targeted because they did not know about the glitch and did not use the exploit knowingly.

How Bungie will respond to those complaints remains to be seen.

Source: MTV Multiplayer

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Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

 The credits are used to buy armor pieces, effects, voices for one game setting ect. Yes it's all purely cosmetic but these things take a long time to attain. Hence the exploit being abused as it was.

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So there's a bit of wanting everything faster in there too huh? Well, I can understand that one to a degree. Doesn't really excuse their actions, and still plenty of kudos to Bungie for taking appropriate action, but I can see the appeal a bit more clearly now. I myself am known to start some of the more in-depth games over after a couple days because I want to incorporate my gained knowledge into acquiring certain things a little sooner than I normally would. Of course, that's not cheating or exploitative, but I've cheated and exploited things too, just not on multiplayer games. And I especially wouldn't on online games, because quite honestly that takes all the fun out of it. I have a much easier time against human opponents than I do computers. :)

Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

Yes, they do take a long time to obtain. They serve no purpose other than to show off what you've earned in game, but thats cool in and of itself.  Allows you to seperate your spartan from the herd a little.  Some of the items are insanely expensive, and take forever to unlock via normal means.

For instance, some of the neatest things you can buy are armor effects. These make your deaths or armor do various things while in a game.  The cheapest is a confetti effect accompanied by a "YAAAAAAY!" sound effect when you die.  It's 200k.  The most expensive (and what I want) is called inclement weather, and makes electricity arc around your suit in a match.  It's 2,000,000.

To illustrate how slow normal credit gathering is, I've been playing a moderate amount virtually every day, since one day after Reach released, and haven't bought anything.  I have about 240k credits saved up.

Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

Allows you to seperate your spartan from the herd a little.

Except for when everyone cheats, that is. :)

To illustrate how slow normal credit gathering is, I've been playing a moderate amount virtually every day, since one day after Reach released, and haven't bought anything.  I have about 240k credits saved up.

Well, I guess Bungie really wants players to really work at earning status online. I can't blame them for that one. And considering the game's apparently only been out for less than a month, I'd have to say the progress is pretty reasonable from where I sit. I mean, c'mon, there were those people who hung onto their Halo 2 accounts until their damn Xboxes DIED, I have to think that most of the Halo nuts will be playing this latest installment for some time to come.

Then again, I'm no online gamer. Does it actually infuriate you at all?

Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

I'm afraid I'm completely ignorant on Halo Reach, so perhaps anyone cares to explain to me any real point/benefit to the exploit in question?

Or is it just a "My dick is bigger than yours" kind of thing?

I like how there's supposedly 15,000 of them too, and sadly, I'm willing to believe it. Hackers and cheaters are one of the many reasons I don't play online games.

Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

From what I've herd, it's just a "My dick is bigger than yours" kind of thing. Essentialy cosmetic stuff from the currency.

Re: Halo Reach Credit Cheaters Get Rollbacks, Bans

Hmm.

I really don't like situations where I know I'm surrounded by people who care so much about status that they're willing to cheat to get ahead. Although, the upside is, I know that the reason so many do that is because they have nothing else to their lives. The rest probably carry such actions over into their real life. You know, the kind of people who stick a Bentley "B" on their Chrysler 300? The ones who hold so much value in being a head-turner they're willing to risk looking like a complete and utter assclown, or are blissfully oblivious to the fact that they do?

 
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