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Bungie nabs 15,000 Halo: Reach cheaters

Developer erases credit totals of thousands who "egregiously" exploited system; "more comprehensive" cheater search coming soon.

Halo Spartan
This Spartan looks to have escaped just in time. GameSpot

In late August, Microsoft permanently banned a number of people who procured illegitimate copies of Halo: Reach and ill-advisedly played them on Xbox Live. Now, the Washington developer has slammed 15,000 players for exploiting the game's credit system.

According to a Bungie employee post on, the developer has reset credit tallies for 15,000 players who have "egregiously" exploited a credit rip-off. The post reads, "Specifically, we targeted an exploit that allowed players to complete a Challenge 20+ times via itentional [sic] network manipulation (i.e., disconnects)."

Bungie did not specify any further details, but the instance spoken of highly resembles a credit hack that surfaced following the game's release last month. This cheat allowed players to rack up huge credit bonuses by manipulating the game via the means listed above.

Read more of "Bungie nabs 15,000 Halo: Reach cheaters" at GameSpot.