It takes a monstrous effort to reach the level cap in Halo: Reach, but some power users have already managed to obtain the prestigious elite rank of Lieutenant Colonel Grade Three. For these users, level progression has stopped, and the world has become a terrible, no-good, rotten place. As grim as it is, there is light. Bungie has plans to bump the level cap and add new gear within the next couple of weeks, but hilariously, it'll be because normal folks like us completed some challenges in an estimated amount of time.
In the latest Bungie Weekly Update (via MTV), Bungie says it will increase the level cap only after Reach players collectively hit the studio's milestone of 117 million daily and weekly challenges completed. Sounds like that'll take forever, right? Perhaps not. In the post, it's noted that Bungie's engineers expect this to happen as early as this November.
"Well, I do know that when you do cross the 117 Million mark, we’ll celebrate by blowing the lid off the level cap! In the immediate aftermath, new ranks and armor will be made magically available for you inside The Armory, provided you have the rank and credits required," the post reads. "Time to get to work!"
Time to get to work, indeed. If only dying and getting teabagged after the fact ever counted toward your level...