Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The World's Leading Halo Player is a Cheat

Cheats! Scandal! Outrage!

Perhaps this isn't particularly surprising, but it is definitely disappointing news. The lead player in the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge brought to you by Virgin Gaming has been caught using a boosting partner to farm kills - the scoundrel. This was brought to light on Ninja's live stream when he watched a video captured by Dewbron. You can watch it here, just skip to 3:40.00. As I say this isn't shocking in any way; you offer someone a truck for playing a video game and they're going to look for the easiest way to win. Perhaps Virgin and 343i just expected that over the duration of the tournament a legitimate winner would rise to the top of the board.


The player in question, "POLLERO HUMEDO" has a substantial lead over the trailing pack, you have to imagine he's been boosting for some time in order to reach such a position. Are there no automated systems in place to look out for this?

343i and Virgin Gaming have never given any indication of how they will deal with cheaters, it seems inconceivable that they would not have expected people to try and cheat. So it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Watch this space.

UPDATE:

That lovable scamp of a Franchise Director, Frank O'Connor just popped up on NeoGAF and posted this:


Hooray!

- Cowboy Out.

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