Hate Xbox Live’s 100 friend limit? Blame Halo 2

Monday, 10th August 2009 20:39 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Hey Mr. or Ms. Popular, is the inability to have more than 100 Xbox Live friends the only fly buzzing around the delicious cake that is your perfect life? Well, we can’t help you, but we can give you something to blame: Halo 2.

Speaking with a “high level source,” G4 discovered that Halo 2′s still-active community is the main reason you can’t complete preparations for your 101-person online orgy.

Since Halo 2 is an original Xbox game, it adheres to the original Xbox’s technical limits. The exact specifics of why Microsoft can’t just patch the whole darn thing weren’t given, but suffice it to say, they can’t. Otherwise, they’d have already done it.

So that’s that. G4 recommends that you pester Microsoft until they cave and find a way to up the friend count. We think that’s a good idea. So then, get to it!



  1. polygem

    #1 5 years ago

    #2 5 years ago
  3. polygem

    yea agree

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Get a job you filthy Halo 2 fans… or something.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Pyrix

    Polygem’s and G1ga’s comments are showing up as blank for me?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Michael O'Connor

    According to a high level source?

    I’ve known this for over 3 years.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Michael must be the high level source.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O'Connor

    No, I just have a memory span of more than 5 minutes.

    I remember quite clearly an interview in GamesTM about 3 years ago about the 100 friends limit on Xbox Live, and why people using Halo 2′s clan system as an extended friends list was one of the reasons they hadn’t launched a clan feature.

    This is for from new information.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Lutz

    Except that they were originally meant to be implementing proper clan systems across XBL, and you could be part of multiple clans.

    Here’s a solution; drop support for Halo 2.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    Yeah time for Halo 2 to be put down if it’s fucking up everything else.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I find it rather difficult to believe that they can’t figure out a way around this because ONE ancient game might get broken in the process.

    #11 5 years ago

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