The second big Halo 2 map pack story of the week comes in the purchase of the maps themselves...or lack of purchase that is.
Early on it was discovered that you can get the new Halo 2 maps for free from an XB360 using a specific exploit. I will not detail the exploit here, as I have agreed to Bungie's terms in return for their time.
It doesn't matter though, as those who used the exploit will soon be forced to pay for the maps. When calling a source within Bungie today, I was told of a few methods they will be using to combat the exploiting. The first method will be a "possible patch to detect unpaid map packs". The second method will be an IP tracer.
"We record the IP addresses of all connections to the halo 2 matchmaking system and the downloader. Regardless of which Gamertag the player used, they all will share the same IP address. We know exactly who they are."
But how can they possibly get all the thousands and thousands of players who did this? "We have some ideas, and are working with Microsoft to deduct the fee from player's Live subscription time if they used a Live card or directly from their listed credit card on their MAIN GAMERTAG."
Before you get your panties in a bunch though, they will be notifying as many players as possible to be honest and pay up. Those that don't will be charged. I was not given a time-table, but look for this to happen very soon.
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