For a few days now I have been reading/watching posts of people (not just here) that got account/console ban for playing Halo 4 early and the recurring theme is they are surprised and some even angry. So my issue is why? Did you honestly think that you wouldn't? I heard one comment "I played Reach and Borderlands 2 and lots of other games a few days early and nothing happened." So first you got lucky and second it was a FEW DAYS, NOT A MONTH ahead of one of the biggest game releases of the year. Benefit of the doubt to the new kid on the console modding block maybe you honestly didn't know/think they could, however for you others, shame on you ha. Mind you this is coming from someone who has had numerous consoles/accounts ban since 2003 (yes it includes the original xbox), most notable me and Scar playing the H3 Beta online early when it leaked. So I guess this might be more of a rant than anything else, but please use some common sense people. If it's crazy early remember a few things: - Never play it on your main tag unless you have a copy of your tag to go back online with it not in your GPD - Always unplug your ethernet cable - Never play it online a month early!!! - Do not update your tag with it on it until the day of release! - Reguardless of what your buddy says you still might get ban, there is always a chance if you are breaking the TOS - Finally MS is ALWAYS watching!!! Happy gaming.