Here’re 5 ways to get yourself banned from Halo 5

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Halo 5: Guardians is coming soon – and next week you’ll be able to play the highly-anticipated shooter and flagship Xbox One game. I’m not exactly what you’d call a big Halo fan. I’ve played through most of the games, and enjoyed their campaigns a fair bit – especially co-operatively, because it’s one of the few shooters I can play with my kid without too much in the way of blood, guts and words I wouldn’t use when speaking with my grandmother.

I have however, hated the multiplayer every single time. Much of that is because I just don’t like competitive shootymans, a large bit of it is that I’m terrible at it so it just turns in to a perpetual spawnfest and another bit of it is that online shooters, when played with randoms, devolve in to troll sessions where people not only better at playing than I am, act like dicks.

Thankfully, in Halo 5, that sort of behaviour is likely to end up in bans. According to Halo factory 343 industries,Halo 5: Guardians is engineered to detect and track” the sort of things people who look to make gaming unpleasant for other people. “If you repeatedly engage in negative behaviors such as (these) you will receive a ban and be prevented from entering matchmaking.”

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What are these negative behaviours?

  • Quitting matches
  • Betrayals or team killing
  • Idling (AFK)
  • Intentional suicides
  • Excessive disconnects

That seems like it should go a long way to making Halo 5’s multiplayer a bit better for those of us who aren’t gods with the needler and who hate it when others ruin the fun. I just hope that their automated system isn’t too pedantic and can ably determine whether suicides are intentional, or just people like me who suicide a lot unintentionally.

Halo 5 is out on October 27 as an Xbox One exclusive.

Last Updated: October 19, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Generic ZA

    Negative behaviours like quitting matches, ooh that’s gonna bring a whole new level to the rage part in anyone who rage quits and then gets banned

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Rule #1: Don’t be a p03$, be lekker

  • oVg

    Thanks to all the DATA farming they can tell if you own a copy of DESTINY


    • Generic ZA

      An Iron Ban Hammer limited time event in the crucible, where you can win a a legendary engram unlocking The Lone Wolf, A Cloak of Shame leading to eternal damnation from the game … ;P

  • Hammersteyn

    But that’s how I play Destiny’s PVP. Except for the team killing

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