That's more on the 3rd party vendor to check on the status of consoles. If there were ways to remove console bans, the banned people would exploit it to not have to buy new consoles. Console bans are necessary because account bans can just be circumvented by making new accounts on the same console. I suppose IP bans could be used instead, but there are ways to change or mask you IP (at least at the level of your machine). Or you could just change ISPs to really change your IP. Ultimately, console bans are a last resort for the worst of offenders, but even then it's not guaranteed to keep those offenders away. It just really inconveniences them because they have to go out and get another console; and that's about as good as we can hope for. If there were ways for places like Gamestop to check the status of consoles and whether any games have permanent bans associated with a particular serial #, then they could just refuse to buy a compromised console.ReusableLime20 wrote:There should be some sort of way to remove console bans when you sell it. It kind of ruins the console for others.Chimera30 wrote:It could be the case that the console you bought, having been used, specifically has been permabanned from Halo 5 matchmaking. Could be the reason why the original owner sold it to Gamestop in the first place. I'm not sure if there is anything you can do to check this, though it is a possibility when buying used consoles.ShardbladeSyl wrote:I just hard reset it. I unplugged the power cable from both the xbox and the surge protector, and left them until the light on the power brick went out, which was about 2 minutes.
I can play Battlefront online with no issue.
I hope you held onto the receipt after you bought it. If you're still within the return/exchange period, if all else fails you could try getting a different used Xbox One.
Ultimately, people should just by consoles new. Yes, it's more expensive, but it's the most sure way to get a console with no issues. Used consoles are cheaper but come with increased risk.