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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?

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.

  • 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?!
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  • restatement3dofted
    bigaluksysWhat is Halo without multiplayer?!
    Single player?
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  • 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.
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  • silverf1re
    Not sure how this slips by...You have maybe 15 total different Xbox's to test (all possible hardware configurations) and this was not picked up in beta testing??? Wow Microsoft good job.
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  • putgow
    Certified hard drive? This screams cash cow. Then again, what about the 360 doesn't?
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  • SteelCity1981
    i'm really surprised that Microsoft just didn't include a 20gb hard drive for their base model slim. Then again, it's Microsoft we are talking about.
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  • miloo
    micro$olf still selling 250Gs for a 100 bucks .. god damn it~
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  • cronik93
    This is why I have a universal PC.
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  • spectrewind
    silverf1reNot sure how this slips by...You have maybe 15 total different Xbox's to test (all possible hardware configurations) and this was not picked up in beta testing??? Wow Microsoft good job.
    Having seen how things that are "WHQL" certified can fall apart, this does not come as a surprise.
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  • LePhuronn
    bigaluksysWhat is Halo without multiplayer?!
    Even less reason to bother with the overhype and ultra-milked monotony?
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