Please read all, if i can take 5 minutes of your time.
I know Mr Braddock already posted a statement about it long time ago about improving FairFight in a unknown future. If he wants to intervene here, he's free to do it exactly as other EA members if they want to read and participate. I think we can have a calm and relaxed debate all together, Battlefield players and EA staff about how to reduce the cheating situation in this game. Theres no need to lock threads or jail people's account (like mine time ago when i opened threads like these) .
The cheating situation in EU servers (the ones i play) is becoming unbearable now. Just this evening, i played 5 consecutive conquest games and in all five there were multiple cheaters. In chat both team were calling out this or that to leave the game. First match i joined, a dude was already 100+ kills as an assault at mid game in conquest. Few minutes before the end of the game, he left. Another cheater entered the same server. And so on. In my last game in Twistel Steel, there were 3 at the same time. One even managed to one shot kill me vertically through the bridge. He was on top of it in the middle of the road, i was at grass level, he shot vertically though the road, steel and all the other materials the bridge is made of and killed me instantly.
Now we are in the situation that cheaters in chat even mock regular people to report them if they dare. Because they know they get unpunished even if we report them all. Some even say "deal with it" or "uninstall the game if you dont like this". In Battlefield 1, anytime i reported somebody for cheating, i was sent an email from EA telling they will look into it. But here in Battlefield V, i never ever received the same email anymore. Like you send the report and it ends in a blackhole and you have to pray the lord for somebody to see it. Sometimes i suspect that FF is even disabled.
Now, two very famous chinese cheating clans are even joining our EU servers to to ruin our experience. Some have 200+ pings because they join directly from China, others of them live here (asian community is large especially in southern Europe) and have low pings.. but they are still part of the same chinese cheating clan/clans. In EU cheating is so bad, i still face people i already reported multiple times at day 1 or just after even now. Still there playing, undisturbed. I'm not talkin about good players falsely reported. But people using hacks to have an advantage in game. Many of them dont even hiding it. Some of them, were also being recorded by EU Battlefield youtubers months and months ago. And they are still there. In EU conquest in every game you find cheaters. Many very blatant, others try to disguise themselves, but sometimes when you spectate them, you see they activate their cheats on and off repeatedly during their game. Others cheat for the first half a game, the second half you see them doing nothing, if not just building fortifications to lower their suspicions and stats.
A friend of mine is a Rainbow Six Siege player. He always said to me, at one point the game was in a so very very bad state, that servers were so overrun by cheaters you were forced to rage quit. That game had FairFight. And even there, FairFight proved to be totally ineffective in fighting cheaters. In one of their health patches, Ubisoft replaced FairFight with Battleye, and massive ban waves started to flow from the first second the new anticheat system was implemented.
Now i ask EA members here, why you dont dismiss FairFight for BattleEye? . And also please, no more 1 week or 2 week bans to cheaters as it happened in Battlefield 1. Instant permanent hardware ban to cheaters. Cheating in this game is as much important as fixing the netcode. Because if you dont make a strong decision about fighting cheaters, then you will have a fixed netcode but with no players left to play the game. Implementing BattleEye and HWID bans is priority.