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Battlefield 3 Bans Follow-up

The Battlelog forums have a follow-up on recent indications that Battlefield 3 players were being unfairly banned from playing by PunkBuster. Word is: "Together with the 3rd party service providers we have taken steps to remove the faulty bans, and improve the protection against future fake bans. We have determined that the root cause resulting in the server bans is not directly related to Battlefield 3, but rather related to select 3rd party services which server owners can use in conjunction with PunkBuster to protect their servers" (thanks BF3 Blog). Further, Eurogamer notes that DICE is now looking to hire an "Anti-Cheat Administrator" to further their efforts at maintaining a fair playing field.

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25. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Follow-up Jan 30, 2012, 15:42 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2012, 15:21:
But you don't notice this if they aren't blatantly cheating like that... with a game as huge as BF3 the anti-cheat really has to be up to par because 1 of 64 is incredible hard to spot if he cheats, particularly given the skill levels you can find in BF3 now with truly insanely skilled people that run around with 1 weapon and have 70 stars or more with it.

Your example may be obvious but even then in 20 hours if you are actually playing for the accuracy stat you can do this legit just as well. And thats what people say, you can't tell cheating from stats, even your at first glance "obvious" cheater might just be an insanely pedantic sniper who never shoots unless its a 100% hit.

There is definitely cheating.. so it's not like I deny that.. the thing is I just don't see it in the game anymore. 75:2 is obvious though... unless its a heli/tank pilot with a great squad....

Anecdotes are kind of meaningless in this case. If you never see cheaters then fantastic, you're lucky and should be happy about it. They do exist however and Dice really needs to address it. I understand seeing is believing for some people but this isn't a case of the community being silly about good players or something. I see cheaters sometimes but that's not really my concern, it's the alarming amount of players banned by the server without any observation and PB is only catching the 2 public hacks that I know of right now.

You can definitely ban cheaters from stats by the way, it is not difficult to tell a legitimate player from a cheater. I never do it if its questionable. If I accidentally ban some sperging weirdo who only snipes 24/7 and functions like a robot then fair enough, I will sleep fine at night having banned that 0.1% of the player population

As for the 100% accurate snipers out there, too few and far between. Also there could be simple metrics that count all stats and timed play. If someone has 20 hours in, 100% accuracy on all shots, played one and only one map, and hid in a known exploit spot, granted that is just an exploit. But add to that all maps, all modes, both sides of the team, and bet your life that is a cheater.

Exactly. The people working on anti-cheat stuff don't need to be designing DLC maps either so I don't think its unreasonable to expect Dice to patch faster and address anti-cheat concerns. I really hate the 3+ month delay between content patches for this game and what's worrying is that it will just get worse as the game ages.

This comment was edited on Jan 30, 2012, 15:53.
 
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