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Halo 5 now has ability to ban misbehaving players

Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One on October 27, 2015.  The developers have revealed new improvements to the multi-player portion of the game.  Usually multi-player shooters attract a lot of bad players who ruin the experience for others.  These cheaters do things like tea bagging to taunt their opponents, lag switching to interrupt the internet connection to create an unfair advantage, and bullying other players through the microphone.  Fortunately, Halo 5  developers 343 studios and Microsoft have created a new banning system to help ban misbehaving players.

Fionna Fox from Broken Joysticks reports the details about the new ban system:

“First is a question many players have been asking since day 1, what about the ban system? 343 will track the following in a effort to make bans fair and effective

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

The post details a system of temporary bans that will be metered out to players who engage in these toxic behaviors. This is the first time any Halo game has had this type of system and I for one am extremely great full. The blog post goes on to say ‘The duration of each ban is dependent on the offense and becomes more severe with each successive infraction, so continually killing your teammates to steal the Sniper Rifle will quickly lead to long time-out from matchmade play,’ This is similar to systems that exist in other games with more toxic communities, and will in my opinion bring some much-needed law to the games multiplayer.”

Take a look at the new Halo 5 trailer from the Xbox Youtube channel

Check out the Halo 5 blog to find out more details about the banning system and new ranking and skill system too.  Follow the link below to the blog:

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