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Post by Dan @ 02:53pm 12/01/12 | 30 Comments
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.



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Tiny
Posted 02:56pm 12/1/12
They might think they are doing enough but do they really know how many people out there are cheating?

I run into them every now and then. There was a player perched on top of a hill killing people all around the map with one shot from a p90. Players taking off and flying were not spared either. Punkbuster did nothing.
teq
Posted 03:05pm 12/1/12
Pinky
Posted 03:10pm 12/1/12
Yep, there is no place for cheating in online multiplayer. Welcome the strategy.
Nathan
Posted 03:11pm 12/1/12
I'm enjoying the game, but some of these cheats should be so simple to detect that it boggles the mind they work at all.

Because (for some insane reason) whether someone has been killed is purely a client-side decision, there are cheats that can instant kill from anywhere in the map without line of sight. Just the other day I was playing when someone racked up about 40 defibrillator kills in 5 minutes; the person responsible only left when the opposing team wised up and simply refused to spawn.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 03:51pm 12/1/12
There was a bloke on a server this morning one shotting everyone with a P90... I_wuv_rage or something along those lines... quit out pretty fast... everyone was raging in the chat. he only got 2 kills out of me so fk him. Will remember the report button tho, i hate the fkers, they can all ggfkd...
scuzzy
Posted 03:56pm 12/1/12
There was a bloke on a server this morning one shotting everyone with a P90... I_wuv_rage or something along those lines..
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15876233/1/377376439/

last edited by scuzzy at 15:56:21 12/Jan/12
MARLINBLADE
Posted 04:16pm 12/1/12
Kill / Death ratio 2.5805
Headshot distance 1268.29m

Impressive
Outlaw
Posted 04:17pm 12/1/12
no cheats on console?
trog
Posted 04:19pm 12/1/12
Because (for some insane reason) whether someone has been killed is purely a client-side decision
... say what?!
Tepid
Posted 04:22pm 12/1/12
im on a server where the guy has 320+ kills right now... mostly med kit, radio beacon and tugs kills. same old no line of sight kills. instead of banning people, how about patching it out?
Nathan
Posted 04:35pm 12/1/12
... say what?!
Indeed.

Even without cheating its annoying at times - from your perspective you will be behind cover but you can still die, since the computer of the person shooting at you doesn't know you're behind cover yet.

While this has been somewhat true I guess with all games using client-side prediction, its made worse since it doubles the latency between moving behind cover and actually being unhittable.
Dan
Posted 04:36pm 12/1/12
Even without cheating its annoying at times - from your perspective you will be behind cover but you can still die, since the computer of the person shooting at you doesn't know you're behind cover yet.
This has been happening since Valve first introduced client side prediction in half-life for counter-strike. BF3's netcode is just an evolution of that principle, that enabling players to play with higher latency is more important than a completely accurate experience for players with low latency.
maRtz
Posted 04:38pm 12/1/12
hate getting killed after I run behind a wall.
WirlWind
Posted 05:03pm 12/1/12
I'll start reporting them when battlelog works with the 64 bit version of firefox...

Stupid f*****g thing, that battlelog...
Eorl
Posted 06:24pm 12/1/12
Just got sniped from D to B on Sharqi Peninsula by a M1101 shotgun. Awesome.
maRtz
Posted 06:45pm 12/1/12
can be done, I used to snipe people using a shotgun and slugs back in the old BC2 days. It'll be easier now as you can pretty much stick any scope on any gun in this game :O
deve
Posted 07:12pm 12/1/12
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15876233/1/377376439/last edited by scuzzy at 15:56:21 12/Jan/12


Haha, I was in this server.

Hackers are such wankers.
Whoop
Posted 07:52pm 12/1/12
This has been happening since Valve first introduced client side prediction in half-life for counter-strike. BF3's netcode is just an evolution of that principle, that enabling players to play with higher latency is more important than a completely accurate experience for players with low latency.

This very reason is the reason people hate MW3, and yet everyone loves BF3 even though it has this rubbish? L O L!

(p.s. I'm not a mw fanboy, I did like bad company 2 but I heard bf3 was mostly sandy maps and there's enough sand in my vag, don't need any more)
Eorl
Posted 08:30pm 12/1/12
can be done, I used to snipe people using a shotgun and slugs back in the old BC2 days. It'll be easier now as you can pretty much stick any scope on any gun in this game :O

He one shot me though, that's the thing.
SieGe
Posted 02:39am 13/1/12
If I_wuv_rage is really a hacker he is pretty bad at being one esp with a score of 53 - 18 and esp bad if its on metro.
Tepid
Posted 06:51am 13/1/12
i was getting killed with MED KITS, T-UGS, and RADIO BEACONS! from spawn! behind 100 walls. its not to do with not quite being behind a wall when you think you are, or being shot with a slug. its just a stupid cheat, which should be easy enough to patch out.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15968948/1/188102600/

look at twinkywinky
scuzzy
Posted 08:16am 13/1/12
Honestly, why can't dice get tough on their own coding standards, anyone play BF2:BC2 on xbox and get that "your team lost" message even though your team won? yeah how the f*** does a bug like that go unfixed.
Bromby
Posted 10:22am 13/1/12
Yeah I was playing yesterday and some douche was killing everyone with a radio beacon <1 sec after spawning.... Reported him straight up. What a f*****g d*******
scuzzy
Posted 10:23am 13/1/12
How do you normally kill someone with a radio beacon outside of cheating?
Tepid
Posted 11:19am 13/1/12
you can't.
scuzzy
Posted 11:21am 13/1/12
Impressive cheating then.
Bromby
Posted 11:24am 13/1/12
Top it off his username was coolguy1986. Epic
Nathan
Posted 11:26am 13/1/12
Thats the stupidest part about it. The cheat can just say "I killed him with knife" and even though you're a thousand meters apart, the server will just say "OK" and you're dead.

I guess on the plus side if they do actually start banning accounts, it makes it reaaaally obvious who is cheating
Randy Cambell
Posted 07:56pm 15/1/12
This is what happend to a hacker that we tipped of all stats wiped!!!
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15968948/1/188102600/#!/bf3/battlereport/show/14850289/1/196485187/

Note hackers name is OInklaBa3NklIa
BladeRunner
Posted 11:20pm 15/1/12
Was playing a while ago and there must have been 5+ cheaters who got busted by PunkBuster on the server I was on.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 09:16am 16/1/12
i was getting killed with MED KITS, T-UGS, and RADIO BEACONS! from spawn! behind 100 walls. its not to do with not quite being behind a wall when you think you are, or being shot with a slug. its just a stupid cheat, which should be easy enough to patch out. http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15968948/1/188102600/look at twinkywinky


Must have changed his name...

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/battlereport/show/15968948/1/188102600/#!/bf3/soldier/TEAR_HARVESTER_l/stats/393713838/

Check out the rank, then check out hours played... then for the lolz, check out his KDR... so leet lol lol lol
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