Report: Online UK retailers break Halo: Reach street date

Saturday, 11th September 2010 16:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


It looks as though some UK retailers have broken the street date for Halo: Reach.

Seems like this always happens with a Halo title, doesn’t it?

According to a report over on CVG, folks on the site’s forums claim to have received paid-for retail copies from online sites The Hut and Zavvi, with some even claiming retailers on High Street are already handing copies out as well.

One CVG reader even sent in a picture showing his Halo: Reach copy with a packing receipt from The Hut.

While some folks may have gotten a copy three-days in advance, anything achieved in-game will be for naught – Bungie plans on resetting all in-game credits come September 14, the day it “officially” releases, said CVG.

If any of you happened to get your copy a bit early as well, give us a shout in the comments below.



  1. TerryWogan

    No, do more research. They’re not resetting “all in-game achievements”. That’s misleading. The Xbox 360 has these things called “achievements”, you know? They’re resetting any of the in-game “credits” earned. The in-game currency.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. justiceblob

    They were selling it in HMV in Meadowhall (Sheffield FYI), and I thought about buying it; but then I realised I really don’t give a f*ck.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Its abit lame that they’re resetting stats for people that got legit copies of the game, but sure, whatever. Atleast they arent banning people this time.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Just going by what the original article said. Which said “achievements”, thus the “per CVG” part. However, I did change it to “credits” until I get a response to the mail I sent Microsoft about all this “street breaking” and “resetting stuff”. Likely, there will not be a response until Monday.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. naffgeek

    Mine was sent from Tesco online on Thursday but not recieved it yet.

    When do all the reviews hit?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LePlatypus

    @5 Embargo lifts 5AM BST

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    It’s midnight Eastern, yeah.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    i’ll be getting reach at a midnight launch, not to metion we’re already infront of you brits by 9 & a half hours, so i’ll have it when it’s breakfast time for you Brits on Monday

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Callum

    I saw a copy going for £60 today n Crawley from an independant retailers. Was tempted for around 12 seconds, then I thought, mine was posted 2 days ago by Tesco direct :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Grimrita

    In the age of digital/online fun – getting games early is no longer a benefit. I had one of the Total War games 2 days early from Amazon but couldnt play it until it was officially released here.

    This was despite it already being released in the US. Oh well. boo hoo

    #10 4 years ago
  11. TerryWogan

    Ah right, reporting a website’s news as news. 100% taken as gospel factual news. Good journalism-ing.

    #11 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.