Remember last week when Microsoft messed up the DLC campaign for Halo 4, offering up free DLC when it should have been part of the Limited Edition? And then inventing a previously unheard of PR campaign to pretend it was all intended?
Well, now – apparently – they’re handing out bans to those using the DLC.
The details and circumstances are a bit woolly, but it appears to be related to playing split-screen, for some reason. If you picked up the Crimson Pack when it was free (and why wouldn’t you?) and play split-screen, this seems to trigger something at Microsoft to potentially fire off a ban.
“We are not permanently banning players for previewing or purchasing the Crimson Map Pack,” said developers 343. “We are currently investigating the recent reports of permanent matchmaking bans. We will provide further updates tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.”
It’s not happening to everyone, and it’s clearly a mistake, but Microsoft need to get the bans reversed as soon as possible. Thankfully if it happens it’s not system wide – it’s just a ban from Halo 4 online…