Lately some gamers playing the PC version of Battlefield 3 have been hit with a nasty surprise, a banning order from EA that stops them playing online even when they have neither cheated, or obtained a copy of the game illegally.
Commenting on official forums, EA have advised concerned players that they are aware of the situation, and that they believe the problem to be located with some “select 3rd party services.”
They stated that: “Together with the 3rd party service providers we have taken steps to remove the faulty bans, and improve the protection against future fake bans.
“We have determined that the root cause resulting in the server bans is not directly related to Battlefield 3, but rather related to select 3rd party services which server owners can use in conjunction with PunkBuster to protect their servers.
“If you are able to log in to Battlelog, your account has not been banned by EA or DICE so there is no need to contact Customer Support.”
As mentioned above this issue doesn’t affect console gamers. Were you wrongly banned? Has EA gotten you back online?