Saturday, November 12th 2011

BF3 Cheaters Enjoy A Bantastic Time!

Just like any good design implementing security by obscurity, hackers and cheaters will find a way to exploit the system in no time flat. In this instance, DICE said via Twitter that cheaters have "found a glitch that allows them to use the Engineer repair tool or the EOD Bot to garner tens of thousands of points in a match." A beautiful and satisfying cheat if ever there was one, really letting you get on the wrong side of your fellow player! However, there's this small problem, since developer DICE has now cottoned on to underhand tactics and is banning these sporting gamers en-masse. Isn't retribution wonderful?

Via Twitter, DICE reported, "This week we've banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)..." and they also ask for honest gamer's help in nailing the culprits, "To report players cheating or boosting send us a direct message to this Twitter with a screen shot of the Battle Log Report." There is also a problem with the Sony PS3 version of the game, which will be addressed with a patch, soon. This suggests that the bug is in the core program code, rather than a platform-specific implementation. Finally, one should always strive to behave honestly and ethically in life and it looks like in this instance it really pays off. Here's wishing all honest players an enjoyable time playing BF3, free from cheaters.

Source: computerandvideogames.com
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36 Comments on BF3 Cheaters Enjoy A Bantastic Time!

#1
erocker
People who purposely cheat, purposely buy many accounts. This won't change a thing. Good on them for trying I suppose.
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#2
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
But isn't it one account per game purchase? I would assume so. If not, then yes, getting around it is trivial, although a cheater would never be able to build up a history with the constant bannings.
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#3
erocker
by: qubit
But isn't it one account per game purchase? I would assume so. If not, then yes, getting around it is trivial, although a cheater would never be able to build up a history with the constant bannings.
Truth be told I used to partake in this kind of activity. We would purchase more than one game key, make multiple accounts, etc. There are certain sites out there that are more than willing to help, be it provide the keys for cheap and provide the hacks/cheats for it. I was a naughty teenager. Before BF3 was released I had a look around the web and found this practice to be very much alive and well. So, hopefully DICE/EA will stay on it.
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#4
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
tsk tsk, naughty erocker! It's really big of you to confess this. :toast:
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#5
erocker
by: qubit
tsk tsk, naughty erocker! It's really big of you to confess this. :toast:
Lol, it was about 20 years ago, I feel pretty safe from any kind of repercussions.
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#6
NC37
20yrs ago? So you went on the ancient web to get cheats for...DOOM?

Think pretty much everyone from back then found the cheat codes to enable god mode/etc. Course cheat codes were a part of almost every game back then. Now, you just don't see it done that often, or you have to unlock them.

You must likely be talking about the UT era. That was about 11 years ago. Yeah there was tons of aimbots and cheat sites out for it. Then came the software to prevent it, half the time breaking a feature of the game.

Its good to see DICE cracking down. But in all likelyhood, the cheater will just whine and they'll get reinstated. Course, back to zero on rank. Really if you want to get free points, find an empty conquest/rush server then fly around capping. Switch teams when needed, altho some servers have a switch limit. Did it one night just practicing planes and choppers. Ranked up twice, good 5-15k points each round depending on if I'd switch and recap or not.
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#7
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
thats hilarious
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#8
garyinhere
Nah he was hacking his gameboy so he could finally beat Metriod.



Then he got this:
[media=youtube]pFlcqWQVVuU[/media]
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It's not just cheater accounts, but entire servers.

I once joined a server, middle of the game I realised how I was earning new unlocks so quickly. That server was giving 1000 points for a kill, 2500 points for flag capture, 100 for repair, etc.,etc. I thought DICE revised its points system. Everyone on that server had 5 figure scores. Then someone on chat said "playing here could get us banned, right?" I went "oh shi*" and quit the game.
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#11
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: btarunr
It's not just cheater accounts, but entire servers.

I once joined a server, middle of the game I realised how I was earning new unlocks so quickly. That server was giving 1000 points for a kill, 2500 points for flag capture, 100 for repair, etc.,etc. I thought DICE revised its points system. Then someone on chat said "playing here could get us banned, right?" I went "oh shi*" and quit the game.
So people set up cheating servers on the quiet, exposing innocent players to a potential ban? How much lower can the barstewards stoop? :shadedshu
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: qubit
So people set up cheating servers on the quiet, exposing innocent players to a potential ban? How much lower can the barstewards stoop? :shadedshu
The worst part is that that server showed up despite applying "Ranked" and "Punkbuster On" filters in the server browser.
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: btarunr
The worst part is that that server showed up despite applying "Ranked" and "Punkbuster On" filters in the server browser.
Really? No shit. So how many games have EA released over how much time now? You'd think having a reasonably bullet-proof anti-cheat system would have been a simple plug-in by now, wouldn't you.

Damn, too many hyphens. :laugh:
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Eh, they'll be back.
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#15
DEFEATEST
Bye bye scumbags! God I hate cheaters and hacks!!
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#16
H82LUZ73
you can report and get updates here too.Link is from EA/Dice forum MOD.http://getsatisfaction.com/battlefield3/topics/dice_please_ban_these_hackers


WTF How is this guy a mod .....http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/user/BFO-Stadler/#

And the video proof http://www.youtube.com/user/largemoneymike#p/u/1/qexRx251_6she is an inside guy and he is head of Founder / Managing Director of BATTLEFIELDO.com,Watch under the AA logo you see his name clear as day BFO-Stadler....

Told you guys there was an insider from closed Beta
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#17
Fx
by: erocker
Truth be told I used to partake in this kind of activity. We would purchase more than one game key, make multiple accounts, etc. There are certain sites out there that are more than willing to help, be it provide the keys for cheap and provide the hacks/cheats for it. I was a naughty teenager. Before BF3 was released I had a look around the web and found this practice to be very much alive and well. So, hopefully DICE/EA will stay on it.
damn man.

well, I am glad you came clean. there isnt anything worse I hate than cheaters. playing among them makes me get tired of MP games much faster

by: btarunr
It's not just cheater accounts, but entire servers.

I once joined a server, middle of the game I realised how I was earning new unlocks so quickly. That server was giving 1000 points for a kill, 2500 points for flag capture, 100 for repair, etc.,etc. I thought DICE revised its points system. Everyone on that server had 5 figure scores. Then someone on chat said "playing here could get us banned, right?" I went "oh shi*" and quit the game.
I completely forgot about this but that happened to me once as well

I had joined a server and it promoted me to the highest prestige. at the time I was almost about to achieve it anyways within a couple days but I left immediately
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#19
theoneandonlymrk
dont really see the point in paying good money for something to then cheat yourself out of the joy of achieving something on it yeh you get the guns and perks etc but you dont get the self pride(it does take effin ages to get a decent gun in some games though).
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#20
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: theoneandonlymrk
dont really see the point in paying good money for something to then cheat yourself out of the joy of achieving something on it yeh you get the guns and perks etc but you dont get the self pride(it does take effin ages to get a decent gun in some games though).
I think the 'joy' comes from stitching up the other players. Yeah, it's lame, period.
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
by: chinmi
look @ this list :
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/leaderboard/garisgemilang/show/Mp_Main_Kills/1/progression/soldier/1/0/
all top 10 were cheaters

heck, the #1 even scored a 130 kills / 2 deaths on the last server he played on... so... yeah... EA anti cheat system sucks... should've stick to steam & vac rather then origin & pb... :toast:
Scum bags, gotta cheat to be at the top, i bet they cant play for shit without the hax.
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#22
Arctucas
This is why I do not play MMOs.
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#23
erocker
by: Fx
damn man.

well, I am glad you came clean. there isnt anything worse I hate than cheaters. playing among them makes me get tired of MP games much faster
It's called getting old. 20 years may have been a stretch though.. more like 15. Angsty teenagers sticking it to "the man" and all. Then you grow up and realize that you are "the man".
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#24
streetfighter 2
So they were point boosting for unlocks? Jeez . . . cheaters in my day used to noclip and spam unlimited holy hand grenades making the game unplayable for respectable players such as someone I met one time. :D

No offense but this is not a cheating offense I give half a shite about.

I don't see why a kid that has 30 hours a week to play games should get the Magnum AWP Gold Plated Desert Eagle Platinum while I'm stuck with 4 hours of gameplay a week and a poop lined noob tube. :roll:
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
Nice try but there were still tons of cheaters on today.
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