While Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 may have captured a lot of the gaming headlines this week, it's closest rival Battlefield 3 is still in the spotlight. This week, developer Digital Illusions and publisher Electronic Arts are already making moves to keep the online multiplayer games free from cheaters and hackers. In posts made on the official Battlefield Twitter page, the developer said, "We take cheating and exploiting very seriously in Battlefield 3 and want to make it clear that it will not be tolerated."
As a result, DICE and EA have already taken measures to fix that problem. The Twitter page stated, "This week, we've banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)." It added in a later Twitter post, "We'll continue to be monitoring and taking action against the minority that doesn't respect the integrity of the game."
While there have always been cheating activity when it comes to PC versions of multiplayer shooters, it is not unknown for console players to find a bug or discover an exploit they can use in a multiplayer match. This kind of activity does indeed make playing online matches frustrating for some players, especially new ones who typically become cannon fodder for the cheaters. It will always be a continuing concern when it comes to games in this genre but hopefully better monitoring by both humans and anti-cheating apps will keep this kind of unfair activity down to a minimum.