When Battlefield 3 was released last week it unfortunately brought with it endless amounts of network problems when attempting to play the much hyped shooter online. Being dropped from games, unable to connect to other players and even the servers themselves getting taken down for maintenance were just a few of the issues being reported.
EA have been working hard day and night to fix these issues to make sure that Battlefield 3 is running at its brilliant best for all to experience, they are pleased to state that currently the title’s online problems are almost rectified.
“We are happy to report that PS3 and PC players experienced server stability all weekend, and Xbox 360 servers are at 95 percent and climbing,” an Electronic Arts spokesperson said. “There were a number of different factors that impacted server connectivity across the platforms. Regardless of the cause or platform, our Online teams are standing by to identify the issues and addressed them as they arise. We will not rest until we’re at 100 percent.”
The Xbox 360 version has taken the brunt of the problems, EA have stated they are more than aware of this fact and have teams working 24/7 on it.
“There are a number of different factors impacting server connectivity on Xbox 360,” the spokesperson said. “It is a particularly complex server architecture and we continue to work with Microsoft to improve connectivity. Our Online teams are standing by 24/7, identifying issues and addressing them as they arise. We are gamers, too, and understand how frustrating it is not to be able to play the game without interruption. We appreciate their patience and promise, it will be worth the wait.”
On a lighter note, more than 2.2 million people logged in to play Battlefield 3 in the first 24 hours and over the weekend, which is a new single title record for EA. Shame it actually resulted in the game being broken online – looking forward to that last 5%.