Wait what? Why not for me?

So I have the Halo Limited Edition 360. I know that the map packs are only SUPPOSED to come free for just the limited edition game. I didn’t know that until release day. BESIDES the point. It’s supposed to be on a free “trial basis” for all. WELL not on my LIVE account. It still wants me to pay the 800 MSP I don’t have.

Would I mind this? At first I didn’t mind not getting it with the lim edition 360. I understood that after a while. BUT to not get it free…when everyone else is?!? That is Brute-ish.

Anybody else experiencing this? Still being charged when it’s supposed to be free?

It’s not supposed to be free for everyone.

A free trial was extended to people who were granted early access to the 6 specialisations (either through pre-order codes or the 14 Day Buy and Play email offer).

Did you receive early specialisation access or not? If not, that’s why you can’t take part in the free trial.

I think you have to go through the game’s online store thing/ reminder that Microsoft wants our money and 343 is here to help Microsoft have their way with Halo. But I don’t buy those limited edition things because I feel like they’re rip offs mostly, so I’m not certain about what I just said. I do know I hate seeing that stupid online store thing in the main menu. Microsoft seriously might as well have put “Give Us Your Money” there.

I’ve seen people downloading it after buying a used copy of the game. I am certain they didn’t participate in this Specializations: Priority Alpha program.

I’ve been playing since I got my Halo 360, I couldn’t tell you what I’ve participated in. It’s been a DEW fueled blur.

> I think you have to go through the game’s online store thing/ reminder that Microsoft wants our money and 343 is here to help Microsoft have their way with Halo.

I’ve tried all the places for downloading it. Everyone I’ve asked has gotten to download and try them. Would I be upset if I had to pay for them after the 18th? Nope. I would like to join in an play with everyone else though…and try them out first.

They should always do a 2 week trial run of map packs, that would help boost sales in my opinion. It would also help fix bugs in said maps maybe.

The LE console was never advertised as having the War Games Pass or any other LE content, it came with its own Exclusives

So, dont moan now about something it was never going to have because you were either to ignorant to research it before you bought it or you are just trying your luck to get something you are not entitled too

I got the LE and the console, I knew ahead of time what each one had, that’s why I got both. I never once felt like the console should come with what the LE had.

They’re separate items, each has different bonuses, just because the console costs more doesn’t mean that console buyers are entitled to everything in the LE.

> The LE console was never advertised as having the War Games Pass or any other LE content, it came with its own Exclusives
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> So, dont moan now about something it was never going to have because you were either to ignorant to research it before you bought it or you are just trying your luck to get something you are not entitled too

To be honest, I wasn’t trying to sound like I was moaning. I said I got over it…and that was within minutes of getting the system in my hands.

I am saying that if everyone is able to download and play the map packs free til the 18th. Why is it charging me?

THAT is what I’m asking. Sir.

I was going by this post BTW.

Also…please check that link in to which I am referring.

I am not demanding something FREE just because I want it. I want it free till the 18th because that is what was said is going on right now.

Did you get the spec code in your email or via the Xbox live message system? Do you have the 8 specialization available?

> I’ve seen people downloading it after buying a used copy of the game. I am certain they didn’t participate in this Specializations: Priority Alpha program.

Well there’s a glitch in the system then, because only people who have Specialisation access were meant to be able to participate in the free trial.

Just get the Map Pass anyway. I’m pretty sure future maps won’t have a free trial with them, and you’re probably going to want to buy all 3 map packs if you’re a Halo fan anyway (which you must be if you’re on these forums).

Plus you get the Scanner and Strider helmets and in game emblem to boot :slight_smile:

Honestly, no. I just started playing the war games. I always solo the campaign on Legendary first. Also I only play on Friday nights through the weekend after 8 due to my kids being awake.

> > I’ve seen people downloading it after buying a used copy of the game. I am certain they didn’t participate in this Specializations: Priority Alpha program.
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> Well there’s a glitch in the system then, because only people who have Specialisation access were meant to be able to participate in the free trial.
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> Just get the Map Pass anyway. I’m pretty sure future maps won’t have a free trial with them, and you’re probably going to want to buy all 3 map packs if you’re a Halo fan anyway (which you must be if you’re on these forums).
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> Plus you get the Scanner and Strider helmets and in game emblem to boot :slight_smile:

Yes that is my point. Microsoft messed up and did something to make it “free” to all. Is what that img link says on it that I posted. Until the 18th. Don’t get me wrong. I will buy the map packs, always have always will. I just wanted to join in with all my friends who downloaded them free already.

Unless you played War Games before 11/20/12 then you didn’t get the access code. With no access code I don’t believe you can download the map pack free. Just buy the Season Pass and you’ll get access to all 3 map packs for $25. You seem like you enjoy the game enough to make the purchase.

Oh I am buying it. After the Holidays. Kids ate up all my extra money. Wife surprised me with the Halo System and let me open it early. It came later than it was supposed to. I didn’t know I was getting it anyways so it was early to me. I logged in at a friends and played at a friends. Put in the code on waypoint for the xp.