February 13th 2007 8:24 am PT

The Halo 3 feature you already have

Frankie reported over at Bungie.net that they will have an ‘A-hole Button’ in Halo 3, but did you know you already have something similar to this in ALL your current Xbox 360 games?

According to the Bungie.net article, when you are playing Halo 3 with someone you’d rather not hear, the button will allow you to:

‘ …highlight the miscreant and you can then instantly mute them for the rest of the game.’

The ‘mute a player option’ in the Xbox 360 guide actually lets you mute players permanently (not just one game session) and it mutes them across ALL Xbox 360 games.

Here is how you do it (it sounds harder than it actually is):

While you are playing in any Xbox 360 game, press the guide button, scroll down to the ‘Community’ section then click to the right and press A on the icon of the controller. That will bring up a list of people are you are currently playing with followed by others you have played with in recent games. (we call this the recent players list.)  Then scroll down to the gamertag who is bothering you with their yammering and press A to get to their profile…scroll to the bottom and click MUTE. Bam…the player is now muted in your current game session. You can now continue your game in peace. (You can always go through the same steps to unmute a player.)

Oh, and while you’re at select SUBMIT PLAYER REVIEW (two clicks up from MUTE) and be sure to select AVOID THIS PLAYER (and select why.) This will tell Xbox Live that you would prefer not to play with this person in ANY GAME and our system will do its best to NOT match you up again with that person. 

So there have it. A feature in Halo 3 that you (sort of) already have today.

Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

 

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