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Battlefield 1 cheaters are running rampant online

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Battlefield 1 has a hacking problem

Battlefield 1 is out this Friday, but for anyone on EA or Origin Access it’s been out in a limited form for the past few days. The early access for subscribers starter last week, giving players a taste of some of the campaign and a whole lot more of the multiplayer. Inadvertently, it’s also highlighted a problem that was plaguing the game during the September beta. Hackers are getting a free pass online, and Battlefield 1’s systems are struggling to keep up.

Battlefield 1 currently does have an anti-cheat system in place, and Fair Fight is trying the best it can to deal with cheating players. As PCGamer found out over the weekend though, its wheels of ban hammer justice turn slowly, leading to numerous frustrating matches with inexplicable deaths. If you take a look at a video they compiled below, so many deaths come from impossible angles according to the killcam. Bullets travel through walls and instantly seek your head, which makes online play more than frustrating.

PCGamer eventually saw their cheater banned, but many players over on the Battlefield 1 Reddit pages are struggling with the same issue. Many cite Fair Fight as too slow, and would rather see more traditional systems like Punkbuster implemented. Some players are also lambasting DICE for not offering an easy way to report cheating players. Instead, players will have to report a transgressor through Origin, which isn’t at all ideal or entirely straight-forward.

“ESCAPE > Scoreboard > Player name > View Profile > Dropdown next to “Send friend request” > Report”, wrote rockamokafon

“Well that’s intuitive.” replied draeath

There’s still something DICE could do before the game is release properly this week, but it’s also a problem that should be a top priority. Nothing is worse that a cheater online, and it’s compounded by the high player numbers and massive expectation Battlefield has on it for a being a great online shooting experience. If that’s sullied, it’s hard for players to want to come back.

Last Updated: October 17, 2016

28 Comments

  1. The headlines are running RAMPANT today.

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  2. Dane

    October 17, 2016 at 09:55

    Battlefield: Modern Warfare 2

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  3. Ottokie

    October 17, 2016 at 10:12

    Has BF1 released yet or is this on beta?

    Also. We know what happens when devs don’t get cheaters under control…looking at you The Division

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 17, 2016 at 10:52

      LOL, sad, but true

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    • Naudran

      October 17, 2016 at 10:53

      From the article:
      “Battlefield 1 is out this Friday, but for anyone on EA or Origin Access it’s been out in a limited form for the past few days. The early access for subscribers starter last week …”

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 17, 2016 at 10:56

        Otto never reads things

        😛

        Right @ottokie:disqus?

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        • Ottokie

          October 17, 2016 at 11:10

          If it’s about EA or Ubisoft…nope xD

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  4. HairyEwok

    October 17, 2016 at 10:13

    IHUniverse: I’ve paid for the early enlister so I can hack earlier.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 17, 2016 at 10:19

      Preorder the Ultimate Edition now only R1900. Yeah, people that pay this much and then gets trolled by hackers deserves what they get. No sympathy here

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 17, 2016 at 10:13

    he’s just salty, git gud

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  6. Dawid Eduard Roestorf

    October 17, 2016 at 10:42

    Have the best graphics in the world, a system so strong it can run any game 4k at 60fps without stuttering.

    “Cheats because he ……” or “Cannot play because of all the cheaters making it no fun”

    This makes me so sad, it is not even funny.

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  7. Archdruid Kromas

    October 17, 2016 at 10:44

    Say what you will about Overwatch but their Zero Tolerence stance on cheaters is refreshing and welcomed.

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    • Deceased

      October 17, 2016 at 10:48

      ^ THIS!!!

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      • Archdruid Kromas

        October 17, 2016 at 11:05

        Just wish they had better networking and also local servers. Guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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        • Deceased

          October 17, 2016 at 11:24

          I’m actually 100% fine with the EU servers

          In fact, even if there were SA servers – I doubt I’d play on them 😐

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          • Archdruid Kromas

            October 17, 2016 at 11:39

            Oops I meant local peering servers. Pretty much servers that send the data to EU faster and more stable. (lot more complicated than that but yeah)

  8. Admiral Chief

    October 17, 2016 at 10:55

    63 K
    0 D

    Yeah, filthy.

    There is something really wrong with you if you cheat in online games

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    • Dawid Eduard Roestorf

      October 17, 2016 at 11:11

      I had a 20 something plus and 0 deaths once on bf3 on the xbox360(now given that it was limited to 32 player total, that does equate to the same as 63 and 0.

      It was a rush game, and we were defending. I was using the SDS like a boss in a tunnel. Had a guy dropping me ammo all the time. He said that it sounded like I was using an autorifle, not a sniper rifle.

      Man that was fun.

      Difference, I wasn’t cheating, just camping, and defending a choke point to the degree that the other team could not advance.

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 17, 2016 at 12:41

        Not saying the KD is wrong, saying the video is terrible and that the cheater is a waste of air

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  9. Avithar

    October 17, 2016 at 11:00

    i am sure this cheater was making up for something he/she lacks in other departments hehehe

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  10. Dane

    October 17, 2016 at 11:53

    It’s always baffled me. Why do you buy a game and then let your computer play it for you? What the freakin’ hell is your purpose man???

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  11. Tia Ling

    October 18, 2016 at 00:02

    The hacking tools anybody can rent as paid service via several websites are basically the same since over 10 years. So you see what the effort is from EA`s side…They see it as “It doesnt make us money”. I have worked for a producer for EA. Since the days of BF 1942 nothing really has changed, EA games just need to look good at launch and “Be fun”. Combined with no one really being accessable as server admins for kickbans or server run additional plugins creates additional joy on BF1 ( CoD,Payday, GTA, Division etc. is the same story in terms of MP hacking ).

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  12. nwguy

    October 19, 2016 at 02:24

    aimbot feels strong today or everyone has 2 millsecond reactions…

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  13. Iluv2raceit

    October 22, 2016 at 08:10

    I can confirm that there are in fact a lot of cheaters in the servers as of today, 21 October. I was getting killed mysteriously at odd angles (when viewed through the kill cam). Also, I noticed several players were able to take unusually high amounts of damage with very little loss of life. And no, there were regular soldiers and not flame throwers or infantry kit equipped players. Also, DICE has failed big time in keeping ping rates within servers to a minimum. Saw several times where ping rates were easily reaching up to 200ms in a server, making lag a huge issue. And I noticed just how empty the servers were. I was quite surprised in how few of people are playing this game right now. Well under 1000 players in the US servers, which is just crazy! Looks like DICE and Fair Fight have things to do. What they really need to do for starters is to ban cheaters instantly after the first proven infraction, just like Steam and Massive do now. It’s the only real way to resolve the rampant cheating.

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  14. Purrrson of Interest

    November 23, 2016 at 11:22

    However much I love playing bf1, its becoming very much unplayable. To be fair I’ve played a few games that was very balanced and very enjoyable with no WTF moments. All you need to do is google cheats for bf1 and there’s so much on offer like monthly payments for an undetectable by fairfight downloads and free cheats that of course does not garantee fairfight protection. Of course what we see here is blatant cheat but cheaters are very clever to not over do it and some are actually defended by other players as legit. This will only get worse because it’s a lucritive business.

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  15. Gianluigi Floridia

    January 10, 2017 at 00:57

    this just appens in every ea online games like bf3 bf4 battlefront 3 titanfall and others, i’m really sick an bored to play like this ea never do any to fix the mass of cheater that infested the games.

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  16. Elfa

    February 18, 2017 at 21:41

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCqqe7EYL39IDc6pOsrWCw Did you see that guy’s Youtube?

    Also, I don’t think they’ve banned him yet.

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  17. HowitzerTupak

    February 26, 2017 at 12:02

    Right now, 26 February 2017, the game is NOT PLAYABLE. All servers have at least 2-3 cheaters ( and those are good servers)….
    Better get the game on console, the PC version is ruined by rampart cheating and bad hit detection

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