We want everyone to play a fair game. Read on for how we are further increasing our anti-cheat measures for Battlefield 3, including striking down on stats padding and improving cheater reporting.

Let’s talk stats padding. Stats padding is when you stop playing the game and start finding ways to artificially leverage your score. So instead of actually trying to win a game of Conquest, a stats padder might run his or her own server and enforce a house rule that no killing is allowed. This lets everyone simply run around and capture flags, leading to a skewed progression.

Therefore, we aim to reduce stats padding as much as possible. One way we are doing this is by continuously striking down on servers run with the sole purpose of artificially boosting players’ stats. When we find stats padding servers, we reach out to the renters and ask them to change their settings, otherwise placing their servers in an “Unranked” state (where any gained persistence will not be recognized in players’ online progression, thus rendering the server harmless).

How you can help report suspected cheaters
In other anti-cheat news, you may have seen that we have improved how you can report potential cheaters in Battlelog. If you encounter a possible cheater in the game, the best way to make us aware and is by finding the player’s profile on Battlelog. From there, click the little triangle in the top right of the player’s profile page and select the new option “Report possible cheat”.

Step 1. Click the triangle and click ”Report possible cheat” in a player’s Battlelog profile if you suspect that person might be cheating.

This brings up a new window where you can select the player’s soldier in question (if the player has several), enter the type of incident, enter a description of what happened, and finally link to a Battle Report (optional). Please be as detailed as you can to help us zoom in on how a player might have cheated. Your reports will go straight to the inbox of our dedicated anti cheat squad here at DICE. From there, they will manually check the player in question and take appropriate action.

Enjoy the game, and thanks for your help!

Step 2. Enter as much concrete information as you can and link to any relevant Battle Report to help us follow up on potential cheaters.

Comments (3554)

@Yumago TRY HARD MUCH
How can you complain about skewed progression and boosting when you sell kit shortcuts? I've played the game from the start and unlocked every weapon I have by playing, not from buying.
DAMM ADMIN IN G.A.F.A SERVER CHEATS WHID ADMIN KILL ALL TIME AND WHEN I THELL THAT TO HIM THEN HE KICK ME OUT DAM LOSER HE IS!!!
Sounds like Punk Buster to me. What you are saying is an anti cheat measure based on detecting applications like overlays. That may reside in a certain memory space that Punk Buster doesn't detect. Good idea but bad implementation. Or i guess you could say poor follow-through. Could be better. The issue with Metabans is that admins ban just on an idea not necessarily fact so then you are banned from several servers not just then one that you were playing on. I have a few times playing and get team balanced and bf3 doesn't kill me. Instead i am invincible and get accused of cheating. I am on the same team but as the other player trying to kill me but it doesn't show me as enemy and i don't show up on radar as the enemy and not show up as friend as well. Its like the vehicle is enemy but i am not. Good admins study the player look up stats and get opinions of other players. How is stat padding a cheat anyway. Its not like you are running any special software on your system.
Its not like in a real match, by stat-padding, you are practicing on how to get bedder at playing or not even playing at all and just shooting one another and ranking up one of your weapons. So the only thing you are doing is a quick ranking of one of your weapons. Wow ... EA sells shortcut packs isn't it only a shortcut pack done between you and someone else, but you are working at it ? I agree with un-ranking a server dedicated with stat padding but taking this to an extreme to say that it is cheating is ridiculous. That's like saying we can't do anything about the real cheaters so lets ban other players that are doing other stuff.
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What are we to do about server owners who kick just because you kill them? Everyone has had this happen to them at some point and it's bunk.
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number 9 ;)
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very well
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14th u mad bro
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What are we to do about server owners who kick just because you kill them? Everyone has had this happen to them at some point and it's bunk
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how about anti-admin abuse ? It's even worst than cheating and way more anti-game than statpad.
Fucking Finaly <3
What are we to do about server owners who kick just because you kill them? Everyone has had this happen to them at some point and it's bunk
AT LEAST !!!! GOD THANKS !! I.O.U 1
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