Playing Halo Reach PC Beta Through Illegal Distribution Will Get You Banned

Halo Reach PC Beta is underway but 343 Industries has revealed that it was leaked online. Since it was a very limited beta, not everyone got the chance to try out Halo Reach PC. As a result, Tyler Davis of developer 343 Industries announced on Twitter that the first Beta aka “Flight” of the game was “illegally distributed online” right after release.

To counter this illegal distribution of Halo Reach PC beta, the developer has threatened to ban players. In addition to this, players will be blocked from future beta tests. In short, don’t play the leaked beta if you don’t want to get your account banned and want to play future “Flight” tests for Halo games.

Tyler Davis said the team was expecting something like this to happen. But they are “prepared for how to handle it on our ends and this is just more so a reminder warning to people that if they circumvent it there are consequences.”

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. The Microsoft Service Agreement can be found here.

The first phase of Halo Reach PC “Flight” testing is scheduled to end today on July 1 so it’s definitely not worth getting your account banned.

Another controversy surrounding the beta is that most people believe 343 Industries is giving beta access to streamers and content creators. But that’s not the case according to Davis. Davis Tweeted to address the issue by saying that five out of six people granted access to the beta were not content creators.

If you are not among the chosen ones then don’t worry because 343i has promised it will continue to expand Halo: Reach PC Beta tests to allow more people to try out the game. The next beta test for Halo Reach on PC will release whenever it’s ready.

There will be Halo Reach flighting testing on Xbox One as well but there’s no release date announced yet. Interested folks in Xbox One beta of Halo Reach should sign up for Halo Insiders program.

Halo: Reach is scheduled to release as a part of The Master Chief Collection on PC. The Master Chief Collection will be available via Steam and Windows Store.

The Master Chief Collection also includes other Halo games like Halo 2, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. Every MCC game will be sold separately for just $10 except Halo 3: ODST, which will cost you $5.

We will make sure to let you guys know when the next Halo Reach beta starts on PC or Xbox One so stay tuned.

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