UPDATE: As of this afternoon, the thermometer is reading full, and Bungie has announced that the level cap has been removed. New ranks and armor are now available in Halo Reach!
Original story: Halo Reach has been one of the most popular game on Xbox Live as of late, but a level cap at Lt. Colonel Grade 3 has kept the most dedicated players from advancing their ranks to Commander and beyond. Bungie implemented a “global challenge” last month for Reach users to attain 117 million completed challenges as a means of releasing the cap. At the time, Bungie projected the challenge would be met at some point in November. As of today, November 1, the challenge thermometer on Bungie.net is hovering just below the 117 million mark, and a release of the level cap is likely to occur within the next 24 hours. Stay tuned here for updates.