I love the smell of justice in the morning. Hundreds of Battlefield 3 cheaters and boosters have had their accounts banned and their stats wiped.
"This week we've banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)," said a recent tweet from the official Battlefield twitter account. "We are working on banning as many people as we can as quickly as we can. We have a zero tolerance policy for cheating," said another. So, consider yourselves warned.
Currently, unscrupulous BF3 players using the engineer class can clock up thousands of experience points per match by continuously repairing an overturned jeep.
DICE has promised a patch for that exploit, as well as several other glitches, including a rather amusing one that turns random players into unstoppable, immortal terminators. The patch will also, and I feel this is significant, reduce the brightness of the tactical flashlight to "really goddamn bright" compared to its current setting of "tiny handheld sun."
Player banning is currently a sticky issue for EA, considering the recent news that being banned from the EA forums can affect a player's access to his or her games on the Origin service. Regardless, seeing cheaters banned, and tasting their delicious tears, never gets old. It really doesn't.