If you're new to BF3, you'll need to be tolerant of the large number of cheaters that are about. PunkBuster appears to be completely ineffectual in identifying these players. What you'll mainly see is a lot of single-shot kills (from ludicrous distances), and invulnerability; The best I saw was the other day on Scrapmetal. One guy was running along the front of a building. He was approaching a player who was shooting him. He was pursued by a player who was shooting him. And I was shooting him from the opposite building. He took so much damage he should have been blown to bits, but still he kept on running! That UK server was rife with this type of thing AND was supposedly running PinkBuster. I've frequently been killed by an apparently invulnerable soldier and then seen in death-cam that they are on 0% health and still fully active, no attempt at healing or any character yelling about being chewed up, etc. More often, you'll shoot someone, see the hits making them waver, but after they then turn around and do you in with a single shot, you'll see they are on 100% health. It's actually really getting on my tits lately as it seems to be on the rise. I can't wait for Arma3.
^ this is why I play on my own server with people I know and kick out players that are obviously cheating (or are really good. Its a junior varsity server
I'm coming up on 300 hours of playing BF3 now and the one thing that bugs me the most about the game are the people on the forums that complain about cheating.
JUST FIND A BETTER SERVER!!!
That's just my guess since I play on all sorts of good random servers (8 – 24 players) and don't seem to have a problem with cheaters.
Maybe they're cheating because they're not so good at the game, and I have no knowledge of them because I'm killing them so effortlessly
Looking forward to this weekend's double XP for Premium event ...