In a recent blog post
, DICE Product Manager H Brun has shared some details on the ongoing banhammering of cheats in Battlefield 3. Explaining that several hundred confirmed cheats have recently been banned, H Brun explains how players can assist in the process simply by reporting them using functionality in the Battlelog web interface:
If you believe you have been the victim of outright cheating, the best way to report your concerns is to go to Battlelog, enter the profile page of the person you suspect and click the triangle in the top right corner of his name.
This will open up a window where you can describe to us at DICE what happened. Please enter as much detail as possible, describing what specifically makes you believe this player has used unfair methods, and preferably include a link to the Battle Report for the match in question.
These reports are then received by our analysts here at DICE who will do a deeper analysis of the situation and take appropriate action, including stats wiping and/or banning players who are confirmed as cheating.
While mandatory Origin activation and restricting each copy of the game to one single battlelog account isn't perhaps the best treatment for legitimate players -- not to mention their closed dedicated server model -- it's at least some consolation to see the positive effects it has on halting the hackers -- or least making them shell out for new copies of the game.