Halo Wars Leaderboards

 

I wanted to make you aware of an unfortunate incident that has resulted in the loss of all data on the Halo Wars Xbox LIVE Leaderboards. This includes all singleplayer, multiplayer and Trueskill leaderboards, as well as all matchmaking data, resulting in the Halo Wars leaderboards being reset to original launch day status.

This was human error related to Xbox LIVE servers. It is not a broader service issue and will not impact other titles or Xbox LIVE experiences. The Xbox LIVE team is investigating the cause to prevent this from occurring in the future.

Thank you to Robot Entertainment for working with us through this issue and thank you to our Halo Wars community for your patience as we’ve sorted this out. On behalf of everyone at Xbox LIVE, I’d like to apologize for the incident and any frustration Halo Wars players have experienced in having their statistics disappear from the Leaderboards. You can rest assured that we’re putting processes in place to prevent this from happening in the future.

 

Comments

  • ChadR

    oh well

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  • NBA Kirkland

    Is this data ever backed up for any Xbox game? It should be; accidents happen.

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  • Morgon

    This just goes to show that you always make sure you have a WHERE clause in your SQL statements😉

    (Note: I have no idea if it was database-related, just useless conjecture)

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  • IconicSoulJA

    WOW! I bet they will give every owner of Halo Wars the Halo car prop.

    That sucks! I am not a big time online gamer but if I was, I’d be pissed!

    Ever hear of RAID Microsoft. It’s a great technology you guys should use.

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  • oO MG81 Oo

    That’s gotta suck if you put a lot of time into playing this game. I’d have thought there’d be some sort of backup for Xbox Live leaderboards.

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  • Big Poppa Ryan

    There’s only one word for this…. LOL!!!!!!!

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  • ChuckieJ

    My “stats” are fine. I never paid attention to the leaderboards.

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  • Raz 360

    I am a Halo Wars player, generally get on it everyday or so and to find my stats being reset was really a joke. Shouldnt have happened. It doesnt really mean anything other than the ranks being reset cos at least im still halfway to getting the ridiculous general achievement which takes like 500 hours to get…although its still fun to play! Haha @ IconicSoulJA I want them to gimme the map packs for free! 800 points for 3 maps is a bit of a ripoff

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  • TheBestTheyHad

    oh well I don’t care two much about leaderboards

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  • Frayteez

    “You can rest assured that we’re putting processes in place to prevent this from happening in the future.” Firing the guy once you figure out who did it? ha. I play halo wars(havent for a bit tho). Sucks that all that data is gone. Lets just hope this doesnt happen to halo 3 or the COD games. I’m sure a LOT more people will be mad then.

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  • Exu

    Oh but I was so close to making General, too. ;D

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  • Raiden BR

    First we are ripped 2 times with DLC. Then we have all our stats deleted. What else will guys at Microsoft are planing to do? Come to our houses and take the Halo Wars DVD away?

    We MUST get some sort of compensation for this error. A price reduction for both DLCs would do the trick.

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  • BMF Irish ace

    @Frayteez

    .” Firing the guy once you figure out who did it
    ok will do ur nuts

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  • Shadowed Ghost

    @IconicSoulJA

    RAID isn’t a backup! It’s a means to ensure higher than normal availability in the event of hard drive failure. Still, certain RAID controllers are notorious for spewing bad data from a failing hard drive which of course corrupts the data on other drives, among many other ways RAID can be rendered useless. And of course, RAID doesn’t protect against human error, which is what happened in this case. The only solution here is a set of sound backup policies which, being that this is the first such failure I’ve heard of since the inception of Xbox Live, are more than likely in place and generally successful in mitigating such situations on Xbox Live.

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  • Xx iTz a GhOsT

    No the word for this is FAIL

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  • Shiaoran


    Leaderboards junkies!

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  • Alphos

    Nice, no backups, and we pay for this…

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  • CLB509

    Microsoft needs to send brand new 60 inch HDTVs to everyone that was affected by this. And build everyone new homes with a dedicated home theater room to house those HDTVs. And give them free health care. And a private jet. And a private airport. And a robot butler. And the city of Redmond.

    And that’s just for starters.

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  • RPD TERMINATOR

    this sucks i was 4th in the world on single player co op high score now i have to do it all over again.. we seriously should get that warthog skin for free

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  • oboeman

    Computer: Are you sure you wish to delete these records?
    User: Yes
    Computer: Are you sure you are sure you wish to delete these records?
    User: Yes
    Computer: Are you sure you are sure you are sure you wish to delete these records?
    User: Yes
    Computer: Records about to be deleted last chance! Are you sure?
    User: Yes
    Computer: Records deleted!
    User: Oh crap, what happened.

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  • IconicSoulJA

    @Shadowed Ghost I never said that RAID itself was a Backup. I was implying that RAID is a means of backing up data.

    Either which way, the fact that human error caused such a thing to occur means that Microsoft isn’t putting in the proper safe guards to prevent such problems. I’d really like to know what our money goes towards. It might be paying for Microsoft’s debt for being too visionary.

    What ever happened to LIVE Anywhere??? I still waiting with my Windows Mobile phone!! You guys don’t even have an Xbox LIVE app for Windows Mobile. MS is really a mess.

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  • Anonymous

    Because being on top of the leaderboards is serious business, right? It’s nothing but bragging rights and growth of e-youknowwhat

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  • Rossa AU

    Man you can imagine how annoyed the people would be who were at the top of the leaderboards in this….considering not many people play it, it won’t be easy to get back up quickly lol

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  • KungLao9

    …hey, whats this switch for….?…
    DOH!-

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  • ChargingMuffin

    The person who did it is gonna get the sack!

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