It's no secret that there's been an increasing amount of cheating on Halo 2. Evidently when Bungie released the new downloadable maps they weren't far enough ahead in the developer-vs-cracker arms race, and modded versions started showing up on XBox Live that let cheaters move at Mach 1, get sniper auto-headshot kills of anyone visible, etcetera. Fun for n00bs, annoying as hell for grumpy old gamers like me.
Over on http://bungie.net/ they're promising great things for the forthcoming "auto-ban all crackers, cheaters, and modders" Halo 2 update, but in the meantime it's good to see that the current manual reporting method works. Let's take a quick look at what happened in the two games where I've seen (and reported) cheaters:
Here's how to report cheaters on Halo 2: email email@example.com with this information. And then bookmark the stats page for your game, so that you can check up on it in a few days and see the punishment meted out to the offenders :)
The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine...
Update: Bungie's patch is out today (7/20/05), according to Major Nelson.