All of us are aware with the immense ruckus that is going on with Battlefield 3 Beta. Since its release a few weeks ago, constant news have been flying around about the game. Mostly with the complaints and discontent that DICE EA has been getting from its fan base, and most recently, the hacking, cheating, scams and fraud that has been going on in and around the game.
Just a few days ago, unofficial servers popped out around the place offering cracked version of Battlefield 3 Beta that offers the ability to play in a different game mode and supports up to a mind-boggling 250-player gameplay. EA has already addressed that issue with a previous warning to Battlefield 3 Beta testers not to participate and join any unofficial EA servers, as this will lead to disciplinary actions with their EA Accounts.
Now, a few days after that straightforward warning, the issue is getting even worse with game hacks appearing and even the official Battlefield 3 Beta servers are getting susceptible to these third party software. This has caused a flurry of complains over at the official Battlefield 3 Community Forums and EA DICE is looking to end this ruckus once and for all.
Official Battlefield Forums community manager Ian “crash7801” Tornay created an official thread where players can lodge their complaints against these cheaters. All the reported cheaters will be investigated and placed under probation, and if proven to be guilty – Tornay notes – “The hammer will fall swiftly and accurately”
DICE explained through a thread post that Battlefield 3 Open Beta was intentionally made to run without anti-cheating countermeasures because the publishers were looking to monitor how players react and behave in the situation, and ultimately determine what players will do with this opportunity. Now that they know what they are facing, EA DICE said that it will have a better idea on how to prepare themselves and prevent possible cheats with the full game.
So this was like cheese bait for the rats. The little pests come, take the cheese, then DICE follows them to their holes and blow up the place – pretty swift move.