Originally Posted by Tippy
Those crying that hackers are everywhere must have quit the game a long time ago. Yes in it's early stages BF3 had quite a few hackers, through Karkand right up till Close Quarters. But after that I can count the numbers of hackers I've run into on one hand, extremely few and non-existent on the ~10-15 servers I keep in my favorites.
I'm of course referring to non-obvious hackers - if there are hacks which give you twice the amount of health, hightlight all enemies to you across the map and through walls (so you will always have the advantage), auto-aim with error correction, make your bullets hit 2x harder, make your jet turn a lot faster, etc etc then I don't know. Nobody knows.
If an aimbotter plays smartly and doesn't abuse his aimbot to kill people across the map (like an idiot) and sticks to auto-headshots (or instant torso shots) within a certain distance, then he will simply come across as a good player with awesome awareness. You will never know.
There is no Kill Replay Camera so it's impossible to tell. It's impossible to even guess how many "subtle" hackers may exist, o the best thing to do is assume they don't exist until proven otherwise.
In it's current form I would go as far as saying that BF3 has the least "obvious" hackers I've seen out of any first person shooter.
But it is not impossible to know, it just takes vigilance. Pull out a scope and watch the tainted player, you will notice he does the same things over & over. Count how many times he engages with an enemy and doesn't lead his shots, & first shot always on target.. etc. Watch how they autorez players, or when taking a base how they crouch and repeatedly "snap" to targets, instead of sweep towards them.. even ones that are not fov, etc. Watch their bullet spread, or laugh @ their ability to seemingly find your watching them threw 2 panes of glass. Sniper who cover 180 degree while scoped... = laughable. The list goes on & on... yet these kids just keep hacking. Trying so hard to prove their worth something. (Need BR to break all these fragile egeos..)
I play Battlefield 10+ hours a week, since BF1942.. and can spot a hacker almost instantly.
Cheaters/hackers are everywhere in BF3.. on the weekend, most servers are populated by the "U mad bro?" kid, whos out for weekend troll.
It is nearly impossible to find an admin'd server that is hacker free. If so, name one...
Edited by formula m - 1/22/13 at 10:42am