Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- Even More Bans Are Coming

"It is unfortunate that many players are continuing to ruin the gameplay experience for others."

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Halo developer 343 Industries has posted a gigantic blog post for Halo: The Master Chief Collection that covers a number of important topics about the PC and Xbox One game. Those include both player bans and the release of the Forge creative mode.

The next wave of bans will take place "soon," the studio said, so offending players should expect to get the boot in short order. "It is unfortunate that many players are continuing to ruin the gameplay experience for others since our last round of bans," 343 stated.

343 did not say exactly who will be banned in this latest round, but it called out three offenses in particular that can lead to action being taken against your account. These include (descriptions written by Microsoft):

  • AFK & Macros – This has been and will remain a bannable offense.
  • Sword Lining – This is a bannable offense and falls under category of unsociable and unsportsmanlike behavior.
  • Firefight Suicides once Max XP is gained – This is a bannable offense and falls under the category of unsociable and unsportsmanlike content.

Those who believe they were banned without reason can submit a support ticket. You can visit this Halo: MCC page to learn more about the game's banning system.

The blog post also touches on how the Forge mode for Halo: Reach on PC is coming along. The studio said it is currently "experimenting with early versions" of Forge on PC internally, but it's too soon to provide more details or an estimation for when the map-making tools may release. A work-in-progress screenshot is available on the Halo Waypoint blog.

Currently, Halo: MCC on PC only includes Halo: Reach, but Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is coming up next, with Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 to follow later. The first beta test for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is coming up in February, but it's unknown when the rest of the games will be available to play. That being said, 343 said each title is moving through various stages of development, including Halo 4, which is now is up and running.

Go to the Halo Waypoint blog to get more details on the status of each game and lots more on everything that's new and coming up for Halo: MCC on PC and Xbox One.

The team working on Halo: MCC is separate from the one that's building Halo Infinite for release this holiday as a launch title for Xbox Series X.

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