Do not cheat in a game unless the developer has deliberately enabled cheats.
Do not use unauthorized hardware or modifications.
Do not exploit game vulnerabilities or glitches.
Do not make unauthorized modifications to your account profile or its contents, including but not limited to tenure, Avatar, saved games, Gamerscore, or achievements.
Do not intentionally play with someone who is using unauthorized software or methods.
Do not play any illegitimately obtained software or pirated games.
Do not take any action to cause degradation of service for Microsoft or other users, including but not limited to network interference or manipulation.
Do not play a game before it has been authorized for play on the service.
Do not use the services to do anything illegal. You, not Microsoft, are responsible for your actions on the services and the consequences of your actions.
Any content that facilitates or promotes illegal gambling, illegal content, pornography, piracy, illegal online pharmacies, illegal drugs, or criminal activities is prohibited.
Do not create or share any content that instructs users how to make bombs, weapons or drugs, or solicits involvement in behavior that is violent or illegal under applicable laws.
Unauthorized use of another entity’s intellectual property is not allowed, including but not limited to: software, music, art, and other copyrighted, trademarked, or patented materials or trade secrets.
Any content that facilitates or promotes underage drinking, consumption of illegal drugs, or socially irresponsible behavior due to alcohol or drug consumption (e.g., drinking and driving) is prohibited.
Do not create or share any content that facilitates, promotes, or contains terrorist threats or activities.
Do not create or share any content that facilitates, promotes, or contains references to viruses or malware.
Do not create or share any content that facilitates or promotes identity theft.
Consequences of Violations
Some offenses warrant an immediate permanent suspension, including but not limited to:
Buying, selling, or theft of Gamertags or accounts
Severe racial remarks
Impersonation of Xbox staff
Repeated creation of inappropriate Gamertags or profile content
Posting URLs to phishing sites, malware, or viruses
Trying to avoid a suspension by creating alternate new accounts may result in a permanent suspension of the new user account and a possible escalation of punishment to the original account, all related accounts, and any device you are using to connect
to the service.
Repeated violations of the Code of Conduct may result in a permanent suspension of your account or a permanent ban of any device you are using to connect to the service.
If you are abusing the voice or message features, your ability to use the voice and messaging system will be subject to enforcement action.
MICROSOFT IS NOT OBLIGATED TO SEND YOU A WARNING BEFORE THESE ACTIONS OCCUR. If your account is suspended while you are participating in a tournament or competition, Microsoft assumes no liability in the loss of any
potential prizes or recognition related to the tournament or competition. Microsoft is not obligated to monitor every post or activity, but has the right to remove any post or take action against any user.
to immediately terminate or suspend a user for violations.
UPON RECEIVING A PERMANENT SUSPENSION, ALL CONTENT LICENSES, GOLD MEMBERSHIP TIME, AND MICROSOFT ACCOUNT BALANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSPENDED ACCOUNT ARE FORFEITED.