So after a conversation with a ea support person, about one of my account which was banned after being Hijacked, it came up in conversation, that if your PB banned on BF3, you WILL NOT be able to access PB servers on BF4.
I intended to play BF4 on that account because it was a vet on quite a few battlefield games.
sucks, but i guess thats how it is, if anyone has anymore information, do let us know.
Your Battlefield 3 details will not be carried over to Battlefield 4. They are completely different games. They may be both using the same Battlelog however, you will be required to create another soldier once Battlefield 4 has been released.
Therefore, being banned on Battlefield 3 will not affect your multiplayer mode in Battlefield 4.
Your access to Battlefield 3 may have been banned but it should not affect Battlefield 4
I thought the ban made it so you needed a new machine or took some thing out to play any more games. Global GUID bans and Hardware ban
PunkBuster has initiated Punkbuster Hardware Bans, that bans hardware components upon detection of cheats that disrupt or circumvent PunkBuster's normal operation. These bans mean permanently banning players whose HD id matches the blacklist at Evenbalance. The cheater will have to buy new hardware to be able to play again Even Balance has not disclosed which hardware parts are used to ban players, but trial and error has shown that the hardware GUID is based on the serial numbers of all available hard drives but not the MAC addresses..
Last edited by fishncips4T; 09-12-2013 at 08:00 AM.
You should be able to play on bf4, your EA_GUID is based off your license key and is attached to your soldier, if you purchased another key and assigned it to the account it would make little difference as that accounts GUID wouldn't change, it's a once off event for that soldier.
Your PB_GUID is then generated off that, so any new key plus soldier name would in fact generate a new PB_GUID. Hence you should technically be able to play on bf4 with the same battlelog account.
If EA cared that much they'd get PB to ban on your hardware ID, they don't, they want more $$ from people cheating, getting banned and purchasing another license key. PB has had the ability to ban on hardware IDs for a long arse time