Microsoft spins Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack mix-up as a “thank-you” to customers

Posted on December 12, 2012 - 3:01pm by Sean Hinz

When Microsoft was reporting the impending release of Halo 4, there were a number of promotional opportunities to suck gamers in. One was known as the “14 Day, Buy and Play” was a promo that offered gamers who played in the first two weeks, would get a code granting access to specific multiplayer specializations (kinda like Prestige, but not).

Now with the map pack releasing this week, a number of users are reporting they had that come with it! Microsoft officially acknowledges that it was a mistake, but would quickly work to spin the kerfuffle into something great. Now they’re “providing complimentary access to the Crimson Map Pack for a limited time, through Tuesday, December 18 at 9am UTC/GMT” to all the “14 Day, Buy and Play” users.

Nicely done Microsoft! Sure you screwed up, but at least you rolled with it instead of trying to bury your head in the sand.

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