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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