Microsoft Trying To Acquire Fake Halo 4 Beta Website

January 30, 2012, By Christian Davis

If you’re going to pretend to own a website claiming to have beta codes for one of the most anticipated games of the year, you’re an idiot. A big one. Microsoft has filed a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum for the domain

Why? For two reasons: the first being that the domain has no affiliation with Microsoft or it’s Covenant slaying franchise. And the second, is that it was claiming  to have beta codes for a game that’s still heavily in development. With a site like this being around, some people may not know the  site is fraudulent and could give away some personal information.

343 Industries’ David Ellis warned everyone of the fake site via Twitter. Soon after word got out, the website was taken down and is still said to be “suspended” as you read this.

Now, if Microsoft is successful with the filed complaint, then the company would have ownership of the website. This has already happened before when Microsoft bought the domain name for an undisclosed amount of money.

Since the past two Halo titles (Halo Reach and Halo 3) have both had betas, you can assume that Halo 4 will have a beta as well. I’d bet any money that we’ll  hear something about Halo 4 and it’s beta plans (if any) at E3 2012.

You’d also be safe in assuming that Microsoft will purchase the Halo 5 and Halo 6 domain names in the near future to avoid this issue again.


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