Region lock removal just an April Fools


Many gamers across Europe this morning woke up to the news that region lock has finally been removed. Players can now successfully match other people across the globe when searching public playlists and have reported shorter matchmaking queue times across the board. However, the Head of PR at 343 released a statement this afternoon confirming suspicions that it was just an April Fools and will be returning shortly:

“It’s just a prank bro’s. Halo has a long history and tradition of pranks, such as; spectator mode, LAN mode, Master Chief Collection, Halo Wars, Halo Reach bloom, Halo 4 bloom, sprint and bullet spread. We just wanted to keep the fun spirit of that tradition alive.”