Bungie resets 15,000 users' credits for abusing Challenge Resets

The infamous banhammer of Bungie has descended upon those who would dare defy the sanctity of Halo

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 usersfor abusing checkpoints to gain obscene amounts of credits in a sort amount of time. Here%26rsquo;s how it%26rsquo;s done:

Above: Don%26rsquo;t try this at home, unless you want to feel Bungie%26rsquo;s wrath

Bungie has taken a firm stance %26ndash; the developer explained that the credit resets are a warning for harsher penalties, including their automated banhammer. From the forum post:

%26ldquo;If you are thinking about getting an easy 50k credits by using this exploit, I would strongly advise you to reconsider.

%26ldquo;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.%26rdquo;

The company is famous for its protection of online fairness and isn%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s release, but its quick response and liberal wielding of the banhammer will likely put an end to the exploit.

Oct 4, 2010

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