The Battlefield 3 open beta has kicked off and although the dedicated PC servers can only officially be operated by EA-approved providers, that hasn't stopped some eager players from setting up their own hacked servers for the beta, a move DICE warns could net you a ban from Origin if it looks like your account has been compromised as a result of joining in on the unofficial fun.
"Please avoid temptation and remain on these official servers while we work to have these servers dealt with," wrote DICE's Bazajaytee
"Playing on those servers can cause your account to become compromised, stats to be altered or other issues to arise which may lead to having your account banned by EA. If your account gets banned it does mean any EA game you have on your account would also be unavailable."
As a talking point, how is everyone finding the official servers to play on, and the beta overall?