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Battlefield 3 Bans Cheaters, Tactical Light Nerf Incoming

Jonathan Lester
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Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Bans Cheaters, Tactical Light Nerf Incoming

We've got a couple of little news bites involving Battlefield 3 for your attention this morning. First of all, cheaters beware: DICE are gunning for you. The gauntlet has been thrown down on the official twitter feed, which states that "hundreds" of accounts have already been banned and there are plenty more to come.

"This week we've banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)."

"We are working on banning as many people as we can as quickly as we can. We have a zero tolerance policy for cheating."

In other news, DICE has also confirmed that the outrageous Tactical Light attachment (that can blind players from mid-range in broad daylight) will be nerfed in an upcoming patch. Anti-air fire will also be rebalanced to make for easier flying. [Twitter]

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NornIron Legend  Nov. 14, 2011 at 13:33

About time they sorted out those tactical lights. Though what annoys me the most is when your own team mate blinds you with them!! lol

Tsung  Nov. 15, 2011 at 13:50

So it begins, am I allowed to predict the future?
If so this game will go the way of BF1942; they will keep nerfing AA fire until it's useless against a skilled pilot.

DivideByZero  Nov. 15, 2011 at 15:28

@NornIron Legend, I hate getting blinded by my team mates weapon as they run and it is out to the side. Stupid.

@Tsung. yeah, they need to strike the right balance as unkillable planes will ruin the game for the majority.

I am glad that DICE are hitting cheaters hard. I just wish MW3 would get the same treatment.

Tsung  Nov. 15, 2011 at 15:39

What I'd like to see in Battlefield games are aircraft that require re-arming / refueling (often). Also a worth put on the vehicles. So if you take an aircraft, fly it over the enemy base then bail, you lose points for abandoning the aircraft. If you wish to leave the aircraft without penalty, you should be required to land it, safely at your base.
Similar penalty costs should be applied to land vehicles which are not used for transport.

DivideByZero  Nov. 15, 2011 at 16:22

@Tsung, yep, totally agree. I think you used to have to land to reload missiles in BF2, or hover at any rate. I also hate the fly and bail tactics of some.

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