4GB Xbox 360 Can't Do Halo: Reach Online Co-Op

Yesterday 4GB Xbox 360 users began reporting that they couldn't play Halo: Reach co-op because they didn't have a hard drive. Users trying to start a co-op game were faced with the following error message:

One or more players do not have the hard drive required for this game type.

One Kotaku reader experiencing the problem attempted to rectify things by adding his 16GB flash drives. Alas, he was faced with the same error message.

Microsoft has since updated the support section on xbox.com to include the issue. The support section now states:

Q1: The error "One or more players do not have an Xbox 360 Hard Drive. An Xbox 360 Hard Drive is required to play co-op on Xbox LIVE or system link" occurs when I try to play. Why?

A1: One or more players do not have a certified Xbox 360 hard drive attached to their Xbox 360 console. Some multiplayer aspects of Halo: Reach require an Xbox 360 certified hard drive.

A hard drive is not listed in the requirements for Halo: Reach, so there's likely a lot of miffed 4GB Xbox 360 owners who bought the game hoping to play online co-op and now can't without dropping big bucks on a certified Xbox 360 hard drive.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer that the issue is a temporary one but offered no inclination as to how long it would be before it's fixed.

"We are aware of the issue and are quickly working to resolve it," the spokesperson said.

Create a new thread in the Streaming Video & TVs forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
76 comments
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • restatement3dofted
    bigaluksysWhat is Halo without multiplayer?!


    Single player?
    28
  • cohetedor
    This would also apply to all the older arcade models wouldn't it?

    You gotta wonder, since Bungie put this specific error message in the game, they obviously knew about it before launch, did they purposely neglect to inform anyone for fear of lower review scores/preorders?

    What's really funny is that in Europe the hard drive for the new slim can't even be purchased separately, but there were bundles that included the game with the 4GB console.
    21
  • cronik93
    This is why I have a universal PC.
    21
  • Other Comments
  • Anonymous
    If a hard drive is required, then I suppose there should be something like "An HD is required in order to play online co-op mode" written on the box

    What is Halo without multiplayer?!
    9
  • restatement3dofted
    bigaluksysWhat is Halo without multiplayer?!


    Single player?
    28
  • cohetedor
    This would also apply to all the older arcade models wouldn't it?

    You gotta wonder, since Bungie put this specific error message in the game, they obviously knew about it before launch, did they purposely neglect to inform anyone for fear of lower review scores/preorders?

    What's really funny is that in Europe the hard drive for the new slim can't even be purchased separately, but there were bundles that included the game with the 4GB console.
    21