First wave of Battlefield 3 cheaters banned

EA and DICE took to Twitter today to announce that over the past week, DICE has banned “hundreds of offending accounts” in Battlefield 3, from those who exploited a bug to boost their scores, to those who were using a more nefarious form of cheating.

“This week we’ve banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)…,” EA wrote in the tweet.

EA promises to keep monitoring players closely, warning potential cheaters that there will be zero tolerance for cheating, going on to say that the team is “determined to punish the players who play without integrity.”

The boosting technique in question, which involves abusing a glitch with the Engineer’s repair tool, has yet to be patched, but EA promises that they’re working to get a fix out as soon as possible. If you were thinking about taking advantage of the glitch before it’s patched out, well, that probably wouldn’t be a good idea, unless you consider having your stats wiped fun.

Source: EA (via BF3Blog)

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