Banned From Halo Reach Online? Is it Permanent? How Do I get Unbanned from Halo Reach Online?
I stated a couple games the other night, just playing Grab Bag Matchmaking, but I was lagging all over the screen and couldn’t seem to kill anyone. I on the other hand would die almost instantly when someone was near. The other really strange part was that my internet strength showed to be full green each time that I spawned. In fact, everyone in all the games that I played that night showed full green bars. So I just tried to play through, thinking that I got a couple Bad hosts. But that wasn’t the case. Something was going on with my internet. After playing each game for about a minute or two, I would get lagged out.
Then I got a warning that “if I quit anymore matchmaking games that I would be banned from playing Halo Reach Beta Matchmaking online.” But I wasn’t actually quitting any games. I was trying to play them, there was just something wrong with my internet connection that night that was lagging me out of the games. Bungie assumes that I was quitting out of the games and banned me from playing.
I called Tme Warner Cable before getting banned to have them reset my internet to see if that would help. They reset it, but I still couldn’t play decent games without lagging around, and getting lagged out everytime. This problem lasted about 2 days before the internet went back to normal.
So you can imagine that I was pretty frustrated with not being able to play any online matchmaking games for 2 days. And furthermore I was pissed off that Bungie had banned me from playing online because my internet provider sucks!
But after seeing that the ban was only temporary I was a little happier. When you get banned from Halo Reach for quitting too much, the ban only lasts for about 20mins or so I think. But you will constantly be reminded during your online play that you will be banned if you quit a game. So this is a little annoying, but its not a permanent ban.