Found 11th Sep 2010
I have received my copy of Halo Reach in the post today. My question is, can I play it right now on or will I get banned as I'm
sure I read stories on the net about people getting banned for playing early or is this related to pirated material only?

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Lucky you - my 11yr old son called the house this morning at 730am asking if postie had delivered his! He is at his grans - ran downstairs to check and nothing. Hopefully Monday for us.

Yes you will, you got to wait till release day

Original Poster

Conflicting views aghhhh! Does anyone else have a legit copy they received early?

I don't see how they can ban me if I purchased it legitimately? Surely they would go after the retailer instead?

lol, that0nehurts is talking utter rubbish if they're being serious. They always say every time that you'll only get banned if you're not playing a legitimate copy and I'm sure MS are well aware that copies were dispatched on Thursday.

I ordered from Zavvi and it arrived this morning, but I'm taking it straight off to CEX as they're paying £48 cash for it at the moment!!! My Tesco one (which was dispatched on Thursday, despite the fact I'd canceled it the day before) should get here on Monday.

Send a tweet to AceyBongos or something if you want a more official confirmation of the status of playing online!

Just got official confirmation from him:

Legit copy, delivered from a retailer, is all good.
Edited by: "cookiemonster83" 11th Sep 2010

Original Poster

Ok so now I'm confused. If I play it, any points/game saves etc will be wiped?

Original Poster

PS thanks cookie, you are very helpful

LOL.Funny how i mate got banned for playing mw2 a day early, no copy and no flashed xbox.

fluffyundacrakas

PS thanks cookie, you are very helpful



No problem

The only thing I forgot to mention is that the stats will be reset on release day, so any credits you earn, armour you buy and presumably- your gameplay stats- will all go back to zero on Tuesday.

Pretty sure all online stats get zeroed on Tuesday.

No bans though

Here's the deal.
If it's legit bought you will not get banned for playing whatsoever.
However, Bungie are resetting all online stats on the 14th so everyone starts at the same place.

A note for all Halo fanatics with more money than sense or patience: CEX have it in stock today (well, they do in the Croydon branch so I'd presume other branches do too) for the quite frankly barmy price of £60 lol... but if you simply can't wait another two days, then get your **** down there. After all, people like you are CEX's favorite customers

On the flipside, anyone with a spare copy will get £45 cash if they take it in today (down from yesterday's £48), but still a nice profit if you only paid say.. £32?

anyone received from tesco preorder yet?

bossyboots

Lucky you - my 11yr old son called the house this morning at 730am asking … Lucky you - my 11yr old son called the house this morning at 730am asking if postie had delivered his! He is at his grans - ran downstairs to check and nothing. Hopefully Monday for us.


i see you ordered from shopto, just so you know they haven't posted them yet, they sent out an email but you obviously ordered it after the email was sent, there is also a thread about this on their forum. the dispatch email/txt is automatic after charge but doesn't always mean it's actually been posted, especially with major releases like halo *

Shopto have had to sign an agreement saying that they will not dispatch before Monday, so it goes like this

Friday - Cards charged for Halo Reach Preorders
Saturday - Orders prepped for Delivery in Warehouse, picked and packed ready for Dispatch
Sunday - Shop Closed
Monday - HALO REACH PREORDERS SHIPPED
Tuesday - Halo reach delivered

maxpower

i see you ordered from shopto, just so you know they haven't posted them … i see you ordered from shopto, just so you know they haven't posted them yet, they sent out an email but you obviously ordered it after the email was sent, there is also a thread about this on their forum. the dispatch email/txt is automatic after charge but doesn't always mean it's actually been posted, especially with major releases like halo *Shopto have had to sign an agreement saying that they will not dispatch before Monday, so it goes like thisFriday - Cards charged for Halo Reach PreordersSaturday - Orders prepped for Delivery in Warehouse, picked and packed ready for DispatchSunday - Shop ClosedMonday - HALO REACH PREORDERS SHIPPEDTuesday - Halo reach delivered



lol, shopto are utterly **** now. I remember when you could always rely on them for pre-release delivery and their prices were competitive. Now they've gotten greedy and can't deliver either of those things anymore.

cookiemonster83

lol, shopto are utterly **** now. I remember when you could always rely … lol, shopto are utterly **** now. I remember when you could always rely on them for pre-release delivery and their prices were competitive. Now they've gotten greedy and can't deliver either of those things anymore.


9/10 times i get new releases from them at least 1 day early, sometimes sooner if it's a tuesday release but with such a big game, they'll get fined if they ship it early and they're not a huge company like game etc so a fine would hurt them bad.

it'll still be delivered on release day, as for your comment about prices i have noticed they're not that much cheaper than elsewhere these days(if cheaper at all) but i like the 100% next day delivery service i get from them and you can get a few quid off by ordering via txt and using the recommend to a friend option

grr my amazon one got dispatched today.

maxpower

it'll still be delivered on release day, as for your comment about prices … it'll still be delivered on release day, as for your comment about prices i have noticed they're not that much cheaper than elsewhere these days(if cheaper at all) but i like the 100% next day delivery service i get from them and you can get a few quid off by ordering via txt and using the recommend to a friend option



I doubt they'd get fined. My Zavvi copy arrived today and I can't see why they'd dispatch them early if they were going to get a fine for it.

ive ordered mine from tesco entertainment, i couldnt not for £28. they were posted on thursday so it might come monday but not really bothered since its so cheap

mines is coming on monday
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