Battlefield 3 beta servers have been hacked to support 64 and 128 player Conquest versions of the Operation Metro map.
*builds a PC
WOW! I was just about to go give this a shot, but they are banning Origin accounts for this. So banning BF3 players for playing BF3 in 64 player conquest.....
@MsBot - That looks and sounds really fun. Where did DICE say they're banning people who play on these servers?
That ban is probably just a scare tactic. Quick match can put people in these hacked rooms. Imagine someone who doesn't know about the hacked rooms, comes home from work/school clicks quick match and gets dropped in a hacked server and gets banned. There would be alot of people in that situation and they would complain
The lag looks unbearable. So if the servers crash on pc who would they blame? Or does it work like that?
@Corax, one server can not crash every the master server, if that's what you're implying.
I gotta admit two things: 1. Mods make good games better almost all of the time 2. I have to give Zipper games credit for making 128 and 256 player games possible in MAG; it seems like they're the only ones to do a modern FPS with 256 in 720p and lag-free, though.
Haha That is freaking awesome. I might have to build a new system.
And u wonder why devs hate supporting PC. As much as im not impressed with the beta and i think this game is overhyped this is sad news for DICE who r putting there work into this game. Why hack it? I wont be suprised that the next article is *BF3 is pirated, u can now download the pre alpha build on PC* Reminds of what happend to Crysis 2 on PC. @theonlylolking (below)..To u it may improve the game but im pretty sure DICE did not want this to happen. If they did DICE would have made it 100+ people online for the beta. Which ever way u see it hacking a crime and im pretty sure game devs do not like it when there game is hacked.
This hack improved the game for those that like 100+ people in a match.
Not really, Modified servers always come with BF games, DICE knew it was going to happen, just probably not with the beta. TBH if DICE were calling the shot then they probably would let it go ahead and take advantage of the opportunity for extra stress testing
Because there is absolutely no pirates or hacks for consoles. Oh wait...there are. The only difference is PC hacks and piracy end up in articles over every single instance and console piracy gets one.
Lol this game is a joke, Battlefail 3 already hacked and it's not even out yet!
@Jobesy I would say your logic is flawed, but you displayed none anyway
sERIOUSLY Skaggy, PC has more piracy and more hacks than any console....Thats probably why you hear about it more on PC. Prime example is the consoles Beta Hacked??.....nuff said
BF2 demo servers were hacked to include all unlocks. DICE and EA tried this scare tactic even then and they were just blowing smoke. They can't risk bad PR here as they are up against MW3 this fall.
Hacking =/= piracy
hacks on console = flying in the air,no damage,hiding under the map,rapid fire pads and stupid flashing colours on there names in ranked games and no body can stop them. hacks on PC = 128 players with a bag load of fun. EPIC FAIL towelie PC FTW
It's a good hack. It showed what else the engine can do beyond what the developer told us before. It's bound to happen to any PC game. Just look at the supposedly unmoddable GTA4. You buy a console game and ...that's it. You assume that's the best you game/console can do until the next sequel comes around. You sit down and wait for the DLC. You buy a PC game and within a day you see some guy out there unlocked something in the game that make the game better or at least keep them playing longer in the absent of DLCs. Yes, DICE is frowning over the hack now but once the demand became so high, who knows, maybe a patch after launch would officially allow 128 players. Why wouldn't it. PC gamers have seen and tasted the 128 so do you really think they will let this one fade away? If they allow that during launch it might the put off console players since they will still be stuck with the 32 players limit. So launch the game and once everyone have settled down, release some DLCs for the consoles while giving the PC gamers the 128 players patch. (Just a hypothesis). Beside, didn't they say all the achievements from the Beta will be deleted from Origin once BF3 goes retail. All those Beta players will have to start all over again for the real game(albeit easier) but they have been bitten with the 128 bug.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, why the pc is awesome sauce!
It's brilliant I'm on a 200 player server right now!!!!
I just played in a 250-players server..FREAKING INSANE
Ya I bet that lag made it sooo awesome dude.
Depends on your connection. Mine would equal lag like hell. If everyone has 25 Mbps or something higher though.
Tax Refund baby!
On PC you can build your own server and maintain it. You can ban and kick people you don't want on your server. The console version is also running on dedicated servers only EA has full control over them. So the answer to your question is if one server crashes than you move on to the other 895365734 servers that are still online.
Fail. There is 250 player servers already. Yea majiebeast believe DICE's threatning. They won't do anything. It would mess sales up and you can join to anything in quick match. Lol at all the disagrees. Are you guys scared of their threatening? Make a new account.
Dont do it guys youll get banned from what i heard.
F**k the police!
why they keep your arse safe don't they?
Not if they are crooked assholes. Like some in my small town.. Here, they give out tickets to people for no reason, whatsoever. Oh, wait.. It's cause they have to meet a quota. They have to get certain amount of money, every month, in tickets.
Coming straight from the underground.
Jihaad I'm pretty sure it was a joke.
Do it guys
the games already hacked? OMG
Hackers are gonna love this one. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
That's the bad side of hacking. Kinda ruins the game for everyone. While 128 players sounds pure awesome
UMM what part of THIS IS A BETA NOT THE FULL GAME don't you understand??
amen, buubs up!
RPG guys vs the world war III
Dart you noob, if they can hack a beta then they sure as hell can hack the full release game, atleast this gives EA some heads up on whats to come
I saw some guy in a match with unlim health and ammo and no reload.
I tried the 80 person server and it was hilariously awesome. Also rockets everywhere: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
That would be so awesome on a fully destructible map with buildings!
i think EA should try out a higher player count and see how things play out. (no pun intended)
if my math is correct, it would make the game 10x more awesome?
That's awesome. I wonder could they hack it to make it even higher? Lol 300 vs 300 WOULD be a war simulator. But it would only have a chance of working on the huge maps.
man i love PC gaming, i played L4D versus 32v32 its MAD
Now hack it to get Caspian Border back. 128 players on Op Metro still sucks
EA should up the player count on pc and consoles during the beta to see if it works. When consoles, at least ps3, can handle 32 they should leave it.
LOL epic to bad my pc has only 128mb graphics card
LOL! but ive been in your situation, dnt worry you will get enough money eventually, have hope :D
Lucky you, my graphics are integrated!
There was a 200person server up before
Don't you think there's a reason its capped at 64? Like to prevent extreme lag?
Yeah, but why should that stop people from having fun with bending the rules and allowing more players?
Are the server binaries even going to be released for this or is it going to be another Black Ops / BC2?
Kinda just depends on your internet + your server and your bandwidth backbone. Its something that only grows over the coming years and its very likely 128+ player servers and online matches will be a norm in say 5-10 years.
dice said they could support more than 64 but it wouldn't be much fun.
People need to realize that it is not BF3 that has been hacked, but rather the server files/battlelog allowing these people to create these servers. For some reason the battlelog website is not encrypted(also Punkbuster is turned off in beta) which is somewhat odd. So it is not a huge surprise that this is occurring. My theory is that at least for the Punkbuster part that it is better now to see what hackers are doing in the beta, and then fixing the loopholes/issues before the game is released. Makes sense, since you can deal with the hacking problem now before the actual game is released. As far as battlelog going, im a bit concerned that there is no encryption even on the log-in part of the website since most websites have some sort of protection, especially one this big.
Exactly it's a server side mod not a "hack" so much.
Hope DICE doesn't patch it... When I get my PC fixed I wanna play 128 :)
@solid_snake- go on youtube and search BAD COMPANY 2 hack, u find only pc version hacked with cheats like Aimbot etc... nuff said
most of those guys get banned or kicked out
believe me, Dice doesn't ban
No, but Punkbuster and server admins do.
Believe me, there's this thing called server admin.
BF3 ON PC HAS NOW BEEN HACKED OMG HAHAHA!!!! NOW IT"S TIME TO TROLL PC GAMERS AND TALK ABOUT A GAME I'VE NEVER PLAYED AND HOW IT'S BETTER BECAUSE I CAN ONLY PLAY WITH 16 PPL If this is what you thought when you saw the this article please get help. You make all of us sad for you and trust me your parents aren't proud of you either. There is a reason why you are here spewing hate and it's not because someone else is playing on a PC instead of an xbox or ps3. It's because you have lost your mind and your grip on reality.