M$ Strikes Back, Dropping Ban HammerPublished by endless on Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tagged: Homebrew, Xbox 360,
Well its confirmed, if you have a modded 360 your chances of getting banned on live are very good.
Major Nelson dropped this:
As you can imagine, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to modded consoles connecting to LIVE. We're very serious about this, and if we detect you have a modded Xbox then you will not be able to connect to Xbox Live. If you see this screen and get Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190DÖthat means your console has been banned.
We'll continue to enforce this rule to ensure the integrity of the service and protect our partners and users.
There have been quite a few people banned so far, most forums have post's of multiple people getting booted from Live. The only good part of this, if you can call it good, is its just your console that is banned not your live account. So if you must play Live and got banned you can pick up a new console and be good to go.
More confirmation to this:
One of the great things about LIVE and the unified community is that we work hard to create a level playing field for all gamers and have a no tolerance policy towards inappropriate behavior like hacking or cheating. As part of our commitment to our members, we do not allow people that we have detected to have modified their console to connect to LIVE.
This is an important part of our efforts to try and maintain a fair gaming environment for the large majority of gamers that play by the rules. This topic is more important than ever given the recent release of the Halo 3 beta. As a result, some consumers that try to login to LIVE who we detect have illegally modified their console will get an error code (Status Code: Z: 8015 - 190D) when trying to connect to the service.
These users will not have their account automatically banned from LIVE, but they will no longer be able to access the service from the console they modified.
We have stated in the past that customers can only enjoy access to the Xbox LIVE community through the use of a genuine, unmodified, Xbox console and we will continue to enforce this rule to ensure the integrity of our service, the protection of our partners and the benefits of our users.
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