It’s not even out yet, but Battlefield 1 appears to already be plagued by hackers. DICE’s WW1 shooter is currently playable for EA Access members, as well as Origin Access members on PC. Despite its scattered release for paid-up subscribers online, the game already has a divisive community, splintered by hackers who intend on ruining the experience for everyone else.
Battlefield 1 officially launches on October 21, but DICE may have its hands full come launch day if hackers are already having their way on public servers. One unlucky player over at PC Gamer came across one of these ugly players, battling it out against a wallhacking aimbotter who ended the match 65-0.
The victim posted a video of his experience against the hacker, showing him getting shot from behind impenetrable walls almost immediately after he spawns. It eventually got to a point where the player gave up trying to compete, and simply wanted to test out just how good a hacker the cheater was. “I’d decided that my new objective was to test how effective this person’s cheats were.” PC Gamer’s Evan Lahti said. The hacker has since been banned.
One Redditor appears to have been in a match with the same hacker during the beta last month. “I just got out of a game where a hacker was headshotting everything in sight, it was plain as day. Threats of recording it, reporting it etc didn’t change anything. 42-0, 60-0 and no reply from the hacker. Next round he was back,” said itscoldinhereSPIDER.
In DICE’s defense, the developer has been active in its fight against hackers. In Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, bans were almost instantaneous.
Battlefield 1 is shaping up to be one of the year’s best games, so here’s hoping online hackers don’t ruin it for everyone. Be on the lookout for our full review of Battlefield 1 later today.