We've run Red Dead Redemption 2 through its PC paces as the series finally lands on the Desktop platform!
Red Dead Redemption 2 is Finally on PC - How Does it Fare? Read
We've taken to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order like a Womprat to sand. But how does it hold up?
Light or Dark? Our In-Depth Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review
Burning rubber whilst on the run from the cops and racing off into the Horizon. Is the series finally back on track?
Need For Speed: Heat Review
The latest wireless gaming headset from Turtle Beach strikes the right balance between features, quality, and price.
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Review
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:16am 04/10/11 | 23 Comments
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?



battlefield 3diceea originopen betaserversbanned
Buy now from Green Man Gaming Only GBP£12.99!
(compare all prices)





Latest Comments
teq
Posted 09:22am 04/10/11
these are the c**** who f*** your whole account up too, not just the game you accidentally played on a non-DICE server
thermite
Posted 09:24am 04/10/11
I could tell even back in the Sega days that EA were a bunch of douchebags, just from their logo and the types of games they chose to make.
The GuVna
Posted 09:27am 04/10/11
Can't really play it due to not being able to map my mouse binds, can't even work around it with SetPoint either as RMB is always set to zoom & cant be unbound. But alas it is a beta.
Plasma
Posted 09:53am 04/10/11
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.

Lazy idiots - why is this the fault of the player (who just clicks on a server to join).
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:03am 04/10/11
Sucks to do a quick match and get banned because you used their services and got placed into a hacked server.

However I think it is just fluff and they wont actually ban anyone bar those who are easily seen as deliberately doing it, even then I doubt it.

Hogfather
Posted 10:08am 04/10/11
Haha you can get banned for hitting an unauth server by clicking quick match?
kappa
Posted 10:12am 04/10/11
If they just opened up caspian border there would be no problem.
Python
Posted 10:26am 04/10/11
The Battlefield 3 open beta has kicked off and everywhere around the globe players are teaming up to decimate the opposition, get into various vehicles and blow up as much of the available map as they can.


Can't play vehicles in the beta? or am I missing something? No one has access to Caspian Borders which has vehicles :/

ravn0s
Posted 11:10am 04/10/11
cant believe they're banning accounts just for a f*****g beta.
TiT
Posted 11:41am 04/10/11
i guess unofficial servers wouldnt be on the list??
WirlWind
Posted 03:01pm 05/10/11
TiT, the trouble is that apparently these hacked servers DO show up on their list.

So they're getting all evil for nothing, it's quite pathetic and annoying.

It's like watching a good old friend slowly dying of being a f*****g a******...
Hogfather
Posted 03:02pm 05/10/11
It's like watching a good old friend slowly dying of being a f*****g a******...

What the f*** that can kill you??!!
Enska
Posted 03:14pm 05/10/11
well, that's most of QGL f***ed then.. :D
deeper
Posted 03:42am 06/10/11
Can't really play it due to not being able to map my mouse binds, can't even work around it with SetPoint either as RMB is always set to zoom & cant be unbound. But alas it is a beta.


this.

Oh well, my mates are talking it up so I guess I'll shellout for release and assume it is fixed by then.
SnotOne
Posted 06:24am 10/10/11
Regardless of wether they mean it or not EA are bullies for saying a client might get a ban for joining a non official server like its our responsibility to know or find out how to know which servers are hacks.

and then on the second breath were supposed to cop that threat and then talk about how the games going.... WTF get f***ed EA
Yep
Posted 01:02pm 10/10/11
hmmm.. I guess I am f***ed then... I saw a Team Death Match in a sea of Rush and decided to join... Where is the official seal of EA on the Server... Good luck at banning me...tools...
Khel
Posted 01:17pm 10/10/11
While its a pretty extreme reaction from EA, I still think its pretty stupid for the players to be shunning any responsibility and putting the blame entirely on EA. Its like fat people blaming Mcdonalds for being fat, or opening an email that is obviously dodgy looking and getting a virus then blaming the email client.

Stick to servers you know are legit. If in doubt, don't join it. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
greazy
Posted 01:39pm 10/10/11
But Khel this is a computer game, not the real world. Why should there be such a fuss over joining a non-official server?
If in doubt, don't join it. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
It's like you copied this from a "Is this a scam" thread. It's a game!
teq
Posted 01:41pm 10/10/11
no way, that's a cop out Khel
if there is no way to distinguish what is a genuine and what is not a genuine server, they shouldn't be trying to enforce that rule
Khel
Posted 01:43pm 10/10/11
I think the fuss is cos the unofficial servers can hack the XP and level you up really fast, then you can go join other servers and have an unfair (or at least, unfairly earned) advantage.

I agree EA aren't really doing a very good job of handling it, but its really not that big of an issue if people just exercise a little bit of common sense in the first place
Sc00bs
Posted 04:19pm 10/10/11
yeah its like having 3 doors all the same.
EA saying chose 1 door; 2 of them are official and 1 of them is unofficial, they all look the same but the unofficial door has a shotgun aimed at your nutsack triggered to go off with the slightest turn of the door knob :/

gg EA keep up the wonderful PR you have going with your customers....
FraktuRe
Posted 04:35pm 10/10/11
I was playing yesterday with a guy that had prestige 5, f*****g c***.
Yep
Posted 06:20pm 10/10/11
Quote "Khel
Posted 01:17pm 10/10/11
While its a pretty extreme reaction from EA, I still think its pretty stupid for the players to be shunning any responsibility and putting the blame entirely on EA. Its like fat people blaming Mcdonalds for being fat, or opening an email that is obviously dodgy looking and getting a virus then blaming the email client.

Stick to servers you know are legit. If in doubt, don't join it. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is."

So being the fact the the Battlelog is provided by EA and it is the one listing illegal sites with not indication that they are legit. Again good luck... I don't run a reference check on sites listed by a tool provided by EA.

As for your mc donalds... it is like walking into a Macca's and being served by someone in a Macca's uniform... paying them and then they run out the store with you money... Now that is my fault for not knowing that person was not a genuine employee.... strange..
Commenting has been locked for this item.
23 Comments
Show