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Halo 4 Leaks, Microsoft takes action against pirates

by Bill Hess on October 15, 2012

Halo 4, the biggest Xbox 360 exclusive of 2012 has recently leaked nearly a month ahead of its retail release. Images that surfaced late last week via Reddit, apparently were the genuine article as numerous gameplay videos have hit the web this weekend.

Furthermore, a full retail copy of the game has been leaked to torrent sites and it appears that this cat is officially out of the bag, and its not going back in. 343 Industries doesn’t seem fazed by the leak as the company has issued a statement that explains their policy for anyone found to be playing the title ahead of its release.

“We have seen the reports of Halo 4 content being propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation,” said a Microsoft rep to Game Informer.

Numerous reports from players that have pirated the game have said that Microsoft has acted swiftly when taking the unauthorized content online. For these less scrupulous gamers, this resulted in a permanent Xbox 360 console ban, as well as a revocation of Xbox Live account privileges, citing a breach of the terms of use and code of conduct for the online service.

If you are patiently waiting for Halo 4 to release, the next three weeks will be hard when trying to avoid story spoilers for the game. Halo 4 is due out on November 6th.

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    Preordeed for 40$

  • FedUp

    LOL another Halo article, Right on time!

    • LeeRoy

      Another Butthurt Sony fanboy, Right on time!

      • FedUp

        Hey dude I have a 360. I just choose not to pay up the ass for online play so it mostly collects dust. That n I’m worried it’s gonna overheat

  • Allen

    Typo alert

    “Halo 4, the biggest Xbox 360 exclusive of 2012″


    “Halo 4, the only Xbox 360 exclusive of 2012″

    • LeeRoy

      The butthurtedness is strong with this one.

    • Cool dude


      More like Asshole alert.


    why did i get thumbed down? i preordered the legit edition for 40$ bucks? DOESNT ANYONE CARE ABOUT HIPSTERS THE SLOTH????




      because it humors me

  • njb

    have they taken action against other games that have been leaked?

    Or is it only cause Halo go leaked

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