Halo Wars stats wipe was “human error,” Microsoft admits

Friday, 31st July 2009 08:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Major Nelson’s apologised on behalf of Microsoft for Halo Wars’ leaderboards being completely reset on Wednesday, saying the gaffe was “human error”.

Sounds as though there’s no chance of the boards being restored: Nelson said the “unfortunate incident” has “resulted in the loss of all data” related to the strategy title’s online portion.

In a word, “whoops”. Bet the “human” involved feels awesome.



  1. freedoms_stain

    Bet the human involved feels unemployed.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I’m pretty sure Microsoft don’t fire people for silly little accidents which haven’t lost them a single penny.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    theres now a yellow sticky note on the big red button “do not push”.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    could you imagine if this happened to PS3 trophy servers. OMG i would flip out.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    @2, It’s less about the money and more about the incompetence.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Arubiano

    anybody who is able to reset stats on a complete scale like this without anybody noticing, is probably to high up in the organization to be fired.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Galactic_Barret

    Well, this is only Halo Wars. Imagine if it were ODST or *gasp* Halo 3. There would be mass rioting in the streets.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Jadeskye

    if it was halo 3 i imagine the backlash would have been far more severe.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Syrok

    Someone should do that with WoW. Set them all back to level 1 and delete all their gear. >:)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Jesus. There would be suicides for real.

    #10 5 years ago

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