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On BF3 Cheating

There's an interesting article on Kotaku on cheating in multiplayer games, focusing on malfeasance in Battlefield 3, DICE's military shooter sequel. Well, malfeasance is our term, the article takes an almost sympathetic tone, characterizing the cheaters it specifically portrays as regular players, and relating their complex rationalizations of how they are somehow more justified than garden-variety cheaters. The article also takes a surprisingly informative approach to details on this, choosing to provide links to cheat providers, prices of various exploits, and even de facto reviews of their effectiveness.

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10. Re: On BF3 Cheating Jun 18, 2012, 13:45 Verno
 
It's pretty easy to tell- you can't even take very long range shots from a good, concealed position without instantly being spotted by either the person you took a shot at or someone you swept with your "pointer" near the person you took a shot at. It's especially bad with vehicles and their large hit boxes.

Then all they have to do is only use their aimbots when they've got a clearly doable shot otherwise. Like ASeven said- it's easy to do subtly.

Yeah exactly. There are several videos showing off the various multihacks for BF3 up on Youtube. Most are pretty subtle and due to the nature of the gameplay in BF3 people write off a lot of their deaths as random or lucky. One amusing video someone posted at reddit had a cheater observing other cheaters who otherwise looked like and had scores of a regular player using the multihacks built in "who is aiming at me" feature.

The more obvious "100-0 K/D" cheaters are actually pretty rare as people have to pay monthly fees for their hacks these days (comedy gold) so they're often smarter with them.

I hope SOE protects Planetside 2 very aggressively, Dice's lazy approach to anti-cheat in BF3 was one of the big reasons I've stopped playing.
 
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