Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to those who illegally pirated Halo 4. The game reportedly leaked last week and has since become available online to users with modded Xbox 360 consoles. Microsoft isn't letting these players get away their activity though, and has sent an e-mail to those they suspect have pirated the game.
“This email is to notify you that your Xbox Live privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play,” the email reads. “Because your conduct is in violation, the Xbox Live Enforcement Team has issued a permanent suspension. Your Xbox Live privileges will not be reinstated.”
Microsoft is currently working with its security teams and law enforcement to address the Halo 4 leak. You'll be able to legitimately play the anticipated first-person shooter on November 6, 2012.