Around 15,000 Halo: Reach players have had their credits reset and are experiencing a one-day credit earning ban in the game. In a statement, Bungie condemned these users for abusing checkpoints to gain obscene amounts of credits in a sort amount of time. Here’s how it’s done:
Above: Don’t try this at home, unless you want to feel Bungie’s wrath
Bungie has taken a firm stance – the developer explained that the credit resets are a warning for harsher penalties, including their automated banhammer. From the forum post:
“If you are thinking about getting an easy 50k credits by using this exploit, I would strongly advise you to reconsider.
“Spot checks have revealed the telltale signature of this behavior on every denier so far, so don't be fooled by the protests of innocence. We aren't.”
The company is famous for its protection of online fairness and isn’t hesitant to ban players under any suspicion of cheating or network manipulation. It seems particularly exasperated that manipulators have found these methods so early after the game’s release, but its quick response and liberal wielding of the banhammer will likely put an end to the exploit.
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