Start Playing Battlefield 3 Right Now, With the Cunning Use of VPNs

Got your Battlefield 3 all pre-loaded and ready to go, just twiddling your thumbs as the monotony of life flows past you until midnight Pacific time rolls around? Good news, my bored-with-reality friend — you can circumvent your temporal restraints with a little computer know-how.

THIS LINK RIGHT HERE has a detailed explanation about how you can trick your computer into thinking today is tomorrow. All you have to do is set up a free Korean VPN. With the network set to Korean time, and due to the magic of the rotation of the planet, plus a slight amount of time travel, Origin and Battlefield 3 will think that Monday, Oct. 24 is actually Tuesday, Oct. 25. Once that happens, the game becomes unlockable.

It’s not exactly illegal, but a word of warning: you might be in violation of the Origin terms of service if you circumvent the street date with Battlefield 3 by cheating Time. And you never know, but EA might bitch-slap you back to Oct. 1 or something and make you wait, or ban you altogether — or they could do nothing. No idea. But you run the risk of pissing off the gods of Battlefield (as well as Father Time, who will hold a grudge, like, forever) if you screw around with this stuff.

Still, you could be shooting things right now. Damn the torpedoes, I say. Also, sorry if you get banned.


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8 Comments on Start Playing Battlefield 3 Right Now, With the Cunning Use of VPNs


On October 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

lol, yeah…..I think ill just wait till tomorrow :P


On October 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Due to an unforeseen situation with my finances, I can’t buy BF3 tomorrow :(

Anyone want to buy me a copy?


On October 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

You dont need to use a vpn at all. You can also use proxy. But being its 10:30 I wont go through hassle of explaining.

And why would one get banned for this, nothing about doing this in the ToS.


On November 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm

no comenet


On November 22, 2011 at 12:27 am

like tihs game


On November 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

lol lol lol


On November 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

noobs i can get all of the battlefields on


On December 4, 2011 at 4:29 am

yes you noob game