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On September 11th, 2012 in News

Cheating is still a big problem in Battlefield 3. To make matters worse, the “Report” button on Battlelog has never worked properly — many reported cheaters are still playing and ruining the game for everyone else. Now there’s hope on the horizon: DICE has improved the “Report” player functionality, which now lets users report cheaters and stats padders, and lets them submit links to Battle reports, select the soldier that’s suspected of cheating. DICE promises that reported cheaters will be manually checked by the anti-cheat team at DICE. Hopefully the system will work better this time.


  1. Kill Skill
    September 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    They sould’ve fixed it in the first plce but at least they did it now.

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    • ikillzombs
      September 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      why dont they make the ac130 more balanced on rush first. that is way more annoying than cheaters which i have only seen once or twice

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      • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
        September 12th, 2012 at 2:55 am

        Simply because the BF3 development team is composed of multiple teams and people who specialize in different aspects of BF3.

        The guy working on Battlelog implementing this feature probably works primarily on Battlelog and other things of the sort. The person who balances the AC-130 is probably in the hands of someone tasked with game play balance, and so on.

        Because of this some things may get fixed before others regardless of importance.

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  2. Prof-X3QUT3
    September 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    So it took them almost a year to fix there ”report player” button. Kinda unacceptable in retrospect don’t ya thnk?

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    • nick913
      September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      The overflow of cheating was there fault in the first place. If they didnt have the shitty client hit detection cheating would be much harder and as a result more scarce. Currently you can kill the whole server instantaneously using weapons like the knife, this is only possible with client sided hit detection.

      Ehh, but at this point DICE has fucked their game so bad who cares anymore.

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      • Prof-X3QUT3
        September 13th, 2012 at 6:56 am

        I don’t know the details of how the cheating ect works, all I get is it effecting me occasionally. All this game is to me now is a passtime if y mates are playing as well. BFBC2 right now in comparison is very polished and smooth. All I go on is comparing the fun I had on BC2 with friends to the fun I had/having on BF3 with friends. I have to say, BC2 demolishes BF3 in this category, which is all that really matters right? Fun?

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  3. Javier
    September 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    This game has become a big crap: a lots of bugs, bad servers with big lag, cheaters everywhere and a poor gaming experience has grown with the time. I’m sad to say it because I bought this game with a lot hype and happy but now…

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    • v3rts
      September 12th, 2012 at 4:55 am

      Game is still amazing fun.

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      • DrZoidberg1000
        September 12th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        For you.

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      • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
        September 13th, 2012 at 8:38 am

        Hear, hear.

        Battlefield 3 had a rough start and DICE did some questionable things like removing commanders, and of course we all want a better game. But, despite all this, there still is plenty of fun to be had.

        One just needs to focus more on having fun instead of focusing solely on the flaws. Once I started doing that I found myself turning from constantly complaining and not enjoying Battlefield to finding myself having a lot of fun. Sure, it won’t fix the flaws, but at the least I didn’t let it ruin BF3 for me.

        And of course, there’s hope for BF4. I’m sure at this point DICE has seen the negative feedback aimed at the removal of commander so they just might bring them back in BF4. On top of that they should be able to completely finish BF4 on time which means the possibility of a more PC compatible UI, a lot less bugs, completely finished versions for each platform, and hopefully no server side hit detection (AKA no hackers running around teleporting everyone and slaughtering entire teams with a ammo box by the press of a button).

        BF4 could be a flop but given the circumstances…there still may be hope left for the Battlefield series.

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        • DrZoidberg1000
          September 13th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

          You had fun by enjoying the game? What did you enjoy?

          You know what kinds of things I enjoy?

          I enjoy being able to ram aircraft carriers and titans into each other. I enjoy having knife battles instead of QTE lag battles. I enjoy c4/rdx bunnyhopping. I enjoy ramming players who tk for the artillery so they suicide and get kicked for having a negative score. I enjoy detonating AT mines on gold crates for a quick victory. I enjoy crushing entire squads with debris. I enjoy dropping supply crates on unsuspecting enemies. I enjoy mortaring helicopters. I enjoy winching tanks to helicopters and firing from the skies while listening to ccr. I enjoy podsurfing across the map and ramming helicopters in the process. I enjoy motion mining and jumping off an exploding titan. I enjoy throwing caltrops, digging tunnels, placing pungi stick traps, and laying time bombs. I enjoy having mods that give me all kinds of new playstyles, game features, and maps.

          I enjoy Battlefield. BF3 has only one of these features listed above.

          I’m sad that you’re having fun and ignoring many older fans. We all love Battlefield. Our fun is important too. Just because people cite bf2 doesn’t mean bf2 is the standard. 1942, Vietnam, and BC1 lacked commanders but were decent games. I truly hope DICE listened. If BF4 flops, there is no going back. 3 strikes, they’re out.

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        • Bob_Juan_Santos
          September 14th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

          I think zoidberg bought the game for the sole purpose to complain about it.

          I doubt there’s lots of fans of the old battlefield games saw this game during beta/alpha/video clips and DIDN’T know what they were getting into.

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    • Efendiz
      September 12th, 2012 at 6:33 am

      Firstly, i want to say that i like the cheat reporting feature. But in the other hand, i haven’t personally had any bigger problems with cheaters. Maybe i got luck in my side, because i haven’t encountered that many cheaters, but what do i know..

      Secondly, i have rarely had probelms with bugs and bad lag on servers, i don’t see it as a big problem. Altough the team balance is not as good as it could bee. Often i run to servers where one team has the upper hand, and ticket difference is huge.

      And for the gaming experience.. Destruction could bee more advanced. There are too little destructible elements on the game in my opinion. But overall gameplay and intensivity, is in my opinion good, altough it could be improved at some level..

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      • r2a1m6o
        September 13th, 2012 at 1:28 am

        Wow! Maybe your interpenetration of bugs is different then everyone elses. I could spend hours listing all the bugs in this game. It’s buggier than Elder Scrolls Oblivion was.

        Easily the most unpolished game I have ever played. And for a FPS, that equals unacceptable.

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  4. Pavepac
    September 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    this has acctualy been around for a while, so its not brand new if you think that

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  5. Zippiee
    September 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I haven’t had problems with hackers, all servers I join ban it and they MEAN BUSINESS! I see a couple of people banned from every game I join, leaving us legit players to have fun. I admit, the ac130 is over powered in rush

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    • Bumblebee Tuna
      September 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      But those are just the haxors that the system is actually catching–you’d better believe there are a whole bunch still playing undetected. We all know how reliable Punkbuster is in nabbing and dealing with hax… *cough cough*

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  6. Thire
    September 11th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This is a good feature! Nice to see these kind of updates to battlefield!

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  7. Beerman
    September 11th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Why cheat anyway? I think it’s kinda fun to get pwned every once in awhile. It makes for better teabagging in the later rounds. Hey-o!!!!!

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  8. NahYoChill
    September 12th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    i am so glad that AK maps load just as fast as B2K/CQ maps. the 9 vanilla maps take WAY too long, even OpMetro

    (PC, btw)

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    • NahYoChill
      September 14th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      btw, i don’t know about the rest of you PC gamers, but all of the expansion packs tend to also run better than the vanilla maps. of course CQ runs extremely smooth as it’s indoors, but it’s especially noticeable with AK maps because i was expecting lower framerates due to the bigger map sizes. DICE must have optimized it better. i can run Ultra settings (including MSAAx4 but i keep textures to High) with a single GTX570 (set to factory stock clocks, but when gaming i turn fans up to 100% with EVGA Precision) and a stock clocked Q9550 @ 2.83Ghz (never OC’d ever since i copped it back in 2009, shame, i know) even with 64 players with mostly 30+ FPS with an occasional drop below 25. btw i play at 1680×1050 (22″ monitor cuz i needed the only 120hz monitor available at the time nVidia 3D vision launched)

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  9. Grenade
    September 12th, 2012 at 4:16 am

    @Kill Skill I Like how you secretly said “first” in your comment!

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  10. EA_DICE..ra_joke
    September 12th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    It is just a false sence of security to make the player feel like they are on top of things ha! because of privacy concerns they cannot tell you the outcome… Understand most players are using a made up game name..what privacy? But yet they can spam your name in the chat saying such and such were banned for aimbotting.. lol EA/DICE are all screwed up man/ Can’t wait till ARMA3 leave the little kids to BF3 and the serious players to ARMA3 … BF3 is headed more towards the COD style of playing anyway…run around and shoot everything.

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    • j
      September 13th, 2012 at 1:25 am

      i am drooling for Arma 3 for the same reason.

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    • NahYoChill
      September 13th, 2012 at 5:49 am

      this is exactly the kind of attitude which will fuck up the ARMA fanbase.

      (already lots of ARMA vets are pissed that so many standard FPS gamers are copping Combined Ops just for the DayZ mod having no clue how hardcore ARMA2 is)

      if half of all the youtube comments posted by BF fans ragging on COD were never posted, the BF3 community would be MUCH better, with less crossovers from COD. all this “COD sucks, BF is much better” why prove it to anybody? esp. to COD players? i’d rather they more naturally become curious to check it out, instead of being goaded by BF fanboys.

      now here you go with “you kids play BF3, i’ll *puffs out chest* play ARMA3 with the grown men” it’s just the same attitude as “kids play COD, adults play BF” why would you do it? do you really get that much of a kick out of it? it’s like you WANT the shitty BF players who migrated from COD (not to say that all CODtoBF migrants are shitty) to now pollute the ARMA community? Jesus Christ, man. “BF3 is headed more towards the COD style of playing anyway…run around and shoot everything.” i agree to an extent with that, and i do agree that there’s lots of unacceptable bugs and yadayada DICE is a sellout yadayada boooooo Premium yadayada but cmon, yo. like, nah, yo. chill.

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  11. scotteh!
    September 12th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Just sayin’, AK is horribly unbalanced on rush, and on Conquest it can be a struggle to find anyone, and Tank superiority just doesn’t work ’cause there’s not enough vehicles for everyone, and there’s no point in sitting in a gunner’s seat when you’re facing tanks. If you don’t get a vehicle in Conquest or tank superiority then it sucks because it takes ages to get anywhere and then you get one-shotted by a tank destroyer or a gunship! At least the maps look nice though.

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  12. whatever
    September 12th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    too little too late

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  13. Bumblebee Tuna
    September 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Here’s hoping the next “fix” will include the following:

    * Remember class camouflage settings (pathetic that this STILL hasn’t been fixed)
    * Rubble that a real human could easily walk over requiring a jump (esp. on Gulf of Oman)
    * Audio problems (sometimes completely inaudible at the start of a round for about 2-3 seconds)
    - In-game VOIP (or is EA/DICE just not capable of something simple like this?)
    - Graphic clipping problems (why, oh why, is this still a problem for gaming 20 fricking years later?)

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  14. Ereidy_13
    September 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I agree with ikillzombs and zippiee, the AC 130 is too overpowered on ground forces. I don’t know how many times i was killed by it right after spawning. I mean being a recon soldier, I cant even get into position before i’m blown to pieces.

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  15. r2a1m6o
    September 13th, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I agree. By this point I don’t even care. The games already halfway through it’s life cycle. I am already moving on. I am sure the hardcore bf fans will stick with it bdcause they love the game. I love it too, but I am ready to move kn. There is a whole slew of new games coming out. Counter Strike GO, Border Lands 2, Metal Gear 5, XCOM, etc. I am just bored with it. And honestly, with all the bugs that still plague this game, I don’t really care to keep playing it. At least not as much as I was. If they made a more polished game it might have more replay value. For now, back to Skyrim.-

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  16. johnny12
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Random ? yall, but was just wondering, since we got 2 last upcoming dlc expansion packs coming up, which is aftermath and end game, why is it that march of 2013 is the last time for bf3 releasing dlc?? is it because there now going to focus and work on battlefield 4 or???

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  17. William
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Hwy everyone, since we got 2 last upcoming dlc expansion packs coming up, which is aftermath and end game, why is it that march of 2013 is the last time for bf3 releasing dlc?? is it because there now going to focus and work on battlefield 4 for their next title????

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  18. Zulu9
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Though our words fall to deaf ears in here. Dice has been in the business way to long for us to say, “Bravo.” The game has its problems but the good times out weigh the bad. Yet when it comes to cheaters there simply is no excuse to ignore this growing empidemic.

    The reason why companies do nothing is because it would rip into thier share holders profits. Leaving you and I to clap when they periodicly say, “Hey we added a we dont give a rats ass button.”

    Seriously dice needs to stop challenging our intelligence and actually throw some real money into slowing down the cheaters.

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  19. Zulu9
    September 13th, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Oh by the way I just got kicked because the admin said i was aimbotting with a m60 machine gun. Laughable…….Anyways just so everyone understands. Dice put in an enemy marker to obviously indicate where your enemy is. Well all people do is camp and hit their enemy indicator button and wahlah, even if the enemy wasnt seen you can some how still locate him 2 miles a way and kill pop the triangle on him……weird? So I guess this is now called aimbotting………..This world is doomed and should blow itself up and start over.

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  20. OSama Bin Baden
    September 13th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    wtf bf3 premium edition is 59.99…I bought bf3 for 59.99 plus premium for 49.99,…EA greedy…

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    • NahYoChill
      September 14th, 2012 at 5:45 am

      or perhaps you were impatient. you must have known that it would be cheaper if you waited.

      prices depreciate over time. it’s as simple as that

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  21. vr6cas
    September 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    and they can do nerf buff premium updates but still not saying anything or fixing the FREEZING that people across all platforms are having, im tired of it im ps3 by the way bout to give up on bf3 and wait till bf4

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  22. Osama Bin Badden homie
    September 14th, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Please give us Premium users who actually bought the membership for 49.99 some extra bonus guns or maybe a map or two..the premium edition BF3 is only 59.99 and comes with entire Premium membership…everyone who bought premium got hugely ripped off

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  23. Stephen
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    ARMA for my hardcore shooters.
    Battlefield 3 for my semi-casual.
    Love them both

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  24. Marky
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:01 am

    I totally agree with vr6cas, instead of having too much hype about dlc content and premium, and tweaking guns too much on all thier patches, they should worry about actually fixing the game technical problems itself!!! such as sound glitches, and especially the freezes that happen during a match which is so frustrating!! i play all other games fine but when it comes to EA games they always got server online problems with there games!! DICE fix this ASAP!!!!

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  25. ScreamFace
    September 14th, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I bet report still doesn’t work. There’s one player I see on all the time. Sometimes he blatantly hacks. Sometimes he doesn’t. I’ve reported him, mates have reported him. He’s still going along fine.

    Just the other day in AK people in the server were complaining about him hacking. I’m sure they will have reported him and I’m sure i’ll still see him on.

    When I say blatant. Things like spawning in enemy bases at beginning of matches. Being in squads with him spawn hacking in Metro. Seeing him facing a wall racking up kills. Yeah but he’s never been banned, stopped, wiped or anything.

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