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Microsoft has announced that it is aware of certain players using “headless Spartans” in Halo 4‘s multiplayer and is actively seeking them out to ban them.

An unofficial mod that only works on modified Xbox 360s is causing player’s characters to appear headless and without armor in multiplayer. Microsoft has issued a statement stating that it will ban anyone caught using this mod, and promised players that even though the characters don’t have heads their hit boxes remain unchanged–head shots still work.

“We are aware of the issue and have already taken action to identify and ban the accounts of these modders and cheaters,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “We want players to know that while the mod makes a player’s head and armor appear to be invisible, the hit boxes are still intact, so competing players can still defeat them as usual. While the problem was very isolated, we will continue to diligently identify and take action against all offenders.”

Have you encountered any of these players? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Kotaku

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Halo 4–Microsoft Banning ‘Headless Spartan’ Cheaters

Microsoft has announced that it is aware of certain players using "headless Spartans" in Halo 4's multiplayer and is actively seeking them out to ban them.

By Matthew Bennett | 12/21/2012 06:14 AM PT

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Microsoft has announced that it is aware of certain players using “headless Spartans” in Halo 4‘s multiplayer and is actively seeking them out to ban them.

An unofficial mod that only works on modified Xbox 360s is causing player’s characters to appear headless and without armor in multiplayer. Microsoft has issued a statement stating that it will ban anyone caught using this mod, and promised players that even though the characters don’t have heads their hit boxes remain unchanged–head shots still work.

“We are aware of the issue and have already taken action to identify and ban the accounts of these modders and cheaters,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “We want players to know that while the mod makes a player’s head and armor appear to be invisible, the hit boxes are still intact, so competing players can still defeat them as usual. While the problem was very isolated, we will continue to diligently identify and take action against all offenders.”

Have you encountered any of these players? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Kotaku

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89