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Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers

BF3Blog has word that some servers have popped up for the Battlefield 3 beta allowing 128-player games. The servers are apparently running the Operation Metro map, but rather than offering the 32-player rush mode like the official servers, they are running a hacked version of conquest mode, allowing 128 players rather then the intended 64. The bad news is that this is, rather unsurprisingly, a "considerably" laggy experience, and worse, they pass along Electronic Arts' warning that playing on hacked servers may compromise your EA account, and may earn you a ban, which can cause you to lose access to your other EA games.

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72. Re: Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers Oct 3, 2011, 05:03 Mordecai Walfish
 
I believe the marketing he is talking about is the trojan horse method EA is using to get it's Origin game platform off the ground. They are indeed using this beta much more as a marketing tool than any other I can recall.

Kudos to them for being clever, as this has effectively maximized the amount of computers they could get Origin onto in as quickly a time as possible.

The two-step trojan horse method in use here is pretty obvious.
 
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