EA has announced (via Twitter) that over the past week, they’ve banned “hundreds of offending accounts” in regards to Battlefield 3, and added that they’ve also stats wiped the accounts of those who were “boosting”, e.g. using in-game glitches to boost their score. EA will continue to monitor players and “take action” against players who don’t respect the game. The bans happened across all platforms.
Over the past week, there have been revelations of a new boosting technique where players could rake in tens of thousands of points during a match by misusing the repair tool. They won’t go into details of the technique for obvious reasons. The bans affected players across all platforms – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and it’s not quite clear just yet how the gamers discovered the exploit and started using it.