PC Battlefield 3 hackers bypass Origin

Hacking group manages to play online without using EA's digital distribution platform

Hacking and piracy group Razor1911 has reportedly enabled PC copies of Battlefield 3 to play online while bypassing EA's Origin service.


DICE said in August that players would be required to have an Origin account to run even retail versions of the PC edition of the game, but that's no longer strictly the case, Gamasutra reports.

A statement accompanying the hack reads: "This release is dedicated to our fans worldwide who bought this game on [sic] legal way and don't want to install the trojan from Electronic Arts to play online."

EA said earlier this week that Battlefield 3 had sold five million copies in its first week of availability, making it the fastest-selling game in the publisher's history.

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[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]