Halo: Reach has received lots of perfect ratings and reviews by critics and is sure to be a cult classic, but everything about Halo: Reach isn’t perfect. The following are the four worst problems, bugs and glitches to plague Halo: Reach after its launch.
One of the most frustrating things about Halo: Reach – after pre-ordering and waiting for what seemed like an eon to play it – is how funky the Halo: Reach servers have been after launch. If you’ve played Halo: Reach online at all then you know all about the infamous “Halo: Reach server is unavailable at this time. Please try again later” message. Halo: Reach’s servers have been known to just fall from the face of the planet – planet Reach, that is – without any notice to how long it would take.
In addition to the Halo: Reach servers going completely AWOL, there were also lots of reports of problems with loading Halo: Reach player’s information. Players are rated in Halo: Reach based on points earned per game and sometimes your rank would completely disappear and you wouldn’t be able to play matchmaking until the servers decided to give you your proper rank.
Maps not loading
The Halo: Reach servers were noticeably under a heavy server load, but it wasn’t always difficult to find a game – unfortunately, it was hard to get some of those games to load. From time to time, after finding a perfectly fine party of gamers, the game and or map simply wouldn’t load at all. Lots of people would quit out due to the game not loading and if the game ever decided to load, the teams would usually be unbalanced.
No Firefight for 4GB Xbox 360 Slim owners
I met up with a few of my homeys in Halo: Reach for a good ol’ game of Firefight Matchmaking when I was hit with a troubling message concerning something to do with hard drive space and Firefight. I have a 250GB original Xbox 360 in my living room, but I bought a 4GB Xbox 360 Slim to play on my computer monitor – and for Halo: Reach alone. I also took the liberty of adding a 16GB flash drive to my 4GB Xbox 360 Slim, but I just simply can’t play Firefight without shelling out the big bucks for a new hard drive.
For more, read The Five Most Laughably Overrated Features in Halo: Reach, The 4 Worst Things to Happen to Halo: Reach Before Its Launch , and The 4 Best Things About Halo: Reache’s Launch Date
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