"We have now enabled PunkBuster on all of our servers and we will be keeping a close eye on the battlefield to make sure it stays as cheater free as possible," the post notes. Punkbuster has been EA's go-to anti-cheating software, making its way into most all recent versions of Battlefield--including the cartoon-style, free-to-play Battlefield Heroes.
EA has also issued a call to arms for current beta testers to help "test the limits" of the game's servers. With a "common goal" of ten thousand peak concurrent users, the development team at EA's Easy studio is asking beta users to all jump online on Saturday, January 15 from 1pm through to 4pm ET.
If the team is unable to achieve its set goal to test the server limit, another--more drastic--attempt will be made. The dev revealed that if a second attempt is required it will purposefully shut down the beta's accessibility during weekdays and only activate the game over weekends. Presumably, the second attempt will continue to disable access until the common goal is reached.
Has anybody played this after the beta first opened up? Has it improved?
stability improved a wee bit but it's still a fugly BF2.
No squads, no changing kits, no picking up kits off of dead players, no choosing your spawn location from a map.
And yet they call this a Battlefield game.