Bungie goes after Halo cheats

Game maker Bungie is going to take action against 15,000 gamers who have exploited an online trick that allowed them to earn credits, which then advanced their rank and unlocked new armour.

Bungie has ruled that the players will suffer a one-day ban and credit reset. The outfit said that the punishment was targeting those that frequently, and blatantly, used the exploit to nick credits.

The site said that Bungie was in the process of applying credit resets to approximately 15,000 users who we have identified as the most egregious Challenge Reset abusers.

“A one-day credit earning ban has also been applied, mostly to ensure that recipients receive an in-game notification of the action taken.”

The post also stated that the ban was targeting people who completed a challenge more than 20 times, “via intentional network manipulation.”

The reset will not affect commendations or legitimately downloaded armour. However one of the questions is that how the game could have responded to that problem, and on that scale.   It seems that if Bungie wrote code that was easily turned over, it is to be expected that 15,000 cash strapped kids are going to exploit it.