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Halo Reach players facing bans for playing illegal copies

Published: 10:02, 01 July 2019
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Halo Reach PC test is officially underway and according to the devs, some players are illegally distributing the game just after the release. Those who download or play the illegal copy of Halo Reach beta could have their accounts banned.

More than 1000 players are taking part in 343 Industries' testing of the upcoming PC version of Halo Reach. The test officially kicked off this week, and it looks like that there's a lot of players who want to get in the beta by all means necessary, even using the illegal way.

According to the developers 343 Industries, some players are "illegally distributing" the copy of the PC test all over the internet so those who don't have access to the beta can download and play it. The devs quickly released a statement saying that players who download or play the illegal copy could have their accounts permanently banned.

"It has come to our attention that the Halo Insider flight has been illegally distributed online. If you download or play this illegal copy, we have the right to ban all associated accounts and remove you from all current or future 343 programs," it's written in the statement on Halo forum.

As you may know, the beta is only available to a small number of players from Halo Insider program, but given that Halo Reach is highly anticipated title, it's understandable that a lot of players want to try it out as soon as possible.

Before you decide to search for the beta copy online, you may want to think about it again and if it's worth it all the hassle. The beta will end today anyway and it features a single level so there's isn't much to see really. If you still think that's worth your entire account, then go ahead. 

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343 Industries will also host a couple of more Halo Reach Flights in the upcoming weeks, along with flighting for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, ODST, and Halo 4. While all these tests are certainly incoming, there are no specific start dates at the moment.

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