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UPDATE: Halo Reach Credit Exploit

Last week we reported on a very clever checkpoint exploit that Halo: Reach players could use to earn a massive number of credits in a relatively short period of time. Today, Bungie specifically addressed this exploit in their weekly update:

Without calling attention to specific methods, here are a couple of examples to help you wrap your mind around what we consider acceptable behavior and what we consider the machinations of people with way too much time on their hands:

Example 1: Laziness is Next to Godliness
You’ve commissioned your little brother to play through the same section of ONI: Sword Base over and over again, wielding the Target Locator like a barbarian’s cudgel in a quest to hit your daily credit cap without ever having to lay a finger on the controller.

This is a little bit sad, but it is not an offense we’re going to punish. *You* are playing the game. Keep your credits (but please go easy on your little brother).

So then, Bungie has given you all a license to print a robust (although admittedly finite) amount of money. Go have at it. In case you missed our first post on the matter, I’ve copied it below:


We’re over a day late to the game on this one, but that’s not stopping us from reporting on the incredible Halo: Reach credit exploit that’s taken the web by storm.  The  exploit is best summed up by YouTube user TheresPooOnMyShoe, who filmed three minutes of the method, but claims to not be its creator. Most outlets claim that this exploit can net you 20,000 credits in 10 minutes by following these five steps:

Step 1: Choose ONI:Sword Base in Campaign on Normal with free for all score.
Step 2: Run through the level till you can pick up the Target Locator.
Step 3: Walk to the door and wait for a “Checkpoint”
Step 4: Fire at the enemies!
Step 5: Press start, choose “Revert to last save” and let the credits roll!
Some info needed to be known, it’s good to achieve atmost 2 commendations during one run, after commendations are acuired the credits seem to decrease so it’s good to “Save&Quit” and start again for another 10 minutes.

I gave this method a quick spin this afternoon, and I can confirm that it really is alarmingly simple.  I racked up about 3,000 credits in 5 minutes before I chickened out (I’m quite scared of Bungie’s all-powerful ban-hammer.)  It’s an interesting exploit, but Bungie can easily and quickly fix it by requiring all previous enemies to be dead before the target locator will activate. Having said that, I wouldn’t expect this trick to be around for long.

This may seem like a godsend for those of you trying to get the “Haunted” helmet, but be warned that Bungie has a history of shutting down those who seek to exploit their hard work. My guess is that the Halo developer will keep a close eye on their stat-tracking tools and drop bans on individuals who are racking up disproportional scores on this level… so be warned.

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  • Brian Heitzenrater (FrehleyzComet)

    Meh… this takes away the fun of earning your Cr the “right” way. Oh well, to each his own.

  • http://twitter.com/BossKamikaze Andrew Hunt (Boss Kamikaze)

    I said this last week in the comments. You only get banned for doing this while using a piece of code that does it automatically.

    Thanks god. I did this ALOT.

    • http://www.platformnation.com Steven Artlip (Steve519)

      I need to jump on this and do it today. Boss, how many credits an hour do you think you were earning?

      • http://www.platformnation.com/ Scott diMonda (WCC5723)

        Be careful if you read through the http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=49997802&postRepeater1-p=1 replies it looks like their auto-ban hammer is banning people once they get to 50k and some that don’t even deserve the ban

      • http://twitter.com/BossKamikaze Andrew Hunt (Boss Kamikaze)

        It was a lot. This. Ethos is only good until you max out the commendation. After that you don’t earn as much cR.

  • FRANKO

    why the f*@k people are doing that kind of crap??? JUST PLAY THE DAMN GAME!!!

  • http://Website ant

    yes the ban hammer sucks it is 2 weeks or the completely restart your profile from the start. i got 300,000 in a day and got ban for 2 weeks hopped on did it again and got ban for another 2 weeks….i will not disclose my method of credit boosting because no one knows about it and its not fully online so its untraceable except for the fact that after i finish one game i get 50000 credits and it takes me 3mins, the only way they notice is that my armory and commendtions are skyrocketing hahahhaa i looooove being a hack master muwhahahahaha

    • http://Website Drew

      Okay, just the fact that you said you were a hack master, means you arnt one. You are most likely a 11 year old kid, trying to find ways to get credits faster. Why else would you be here. Yes, Thats right. KThnxBai

  • http://Website Josh

    waste of time i only get 200 something credits

    • http://Website Caleb

      You have to keep doing it man. Its not the actual cr that you earn for the kills that matter its the commadations. Like on walking tank i think it is you get to different levels depending on how many multi-kills you have. At every milestone you get a certian amount of cr, like for instance i 20000 for getting to one milestone. Also turn on the cowebell skull I think it is accelerate explosions by three time as much and do the skull that upgrades enemys. Then you can work up your commadations for enemies killed with a explosive weapon and killing enemy leader. I got about 70000 cr for doing this for like and hour.

  • Dakotacoledj

    Dang really? i tried doing that once but i was scared that i might get banned now i know iv seen people with 22454752 credits before oh and btw is it credit boosting if i constantly play score attack?