Battlefield 4 PC hit with DDoS attack, PS4 crash fix on the way

DICE confirms PC version of military FPS the target of a distributed denial-of-service attack; update aiming to fix PS4 crashes coming next week.

The PC version of Battlefield 4 was the target of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack this weekend, leaving the game unplayable for some, Swedish developer DICE has confirmed on the game's forums.

"We are being targeted by a DDOS, but working on fixing it asap," Battlefield producer Ali Hassoon said Saturday evening. "I'm sorry somebody is ruining your and my day. Rest assured we are doing our best to mitigate the situation though."

The PC version of Battlefield 4 is not the only iteration of the game that is experiencing issues. In a Battlelog update today, DICE laid out plans for how it hopes to improve the game across multiple platforms.

First, DICE said it plans to release an update next week for the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 that will address frequent crashes on the platform. Specific details will be shared later. On Xbox 360, DICE said a general update is currently undergoing final testing and will be released soon.

Lastly, a new title update for the PC version of Battlefield 4 aims to fix a number of remaining issues. "We will have more details on the contents of this update and a rough timing estimate at a later date," DICE said.

Battlefield 4 launched on October 29 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, before coming to PS4 last week as a launch title. The military FPS will be released this Friday, November 22, for Xbox One.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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92 comments
thefirstsin
thefirstsin

is anyone else getting crashes for Assassin's Creed 4? ive been getting the CE-34878-0 error after an hour or so of gameplay, every time i try to play the game. should i consider getting a new console from sony, or wait a month and see what happens?

bui_m
bui_m

My battlefield experience has been going pretty good I mean theres no 64player matches or conquest which was the only reason I got this game but im sure theyre working on that right now and as far as getting kicked out it only happened to me a couple of times at first but it seems to be good now but still cant wait to get that full experience 

RedChuckz
RedChuckz

This is just unacceptable releasing a broken game and charging me 60 bucks and not even able to play it, I got this day one with my PS4 and find out that the games keep crashing with the blue screen. If I knew this would of been the case would never buy it and would of got AC4 instead I'm done with EA and their games until they start to release games that work on day one. 

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

Thank Goodness i didn't rush to Buy BF 3.5. I had a feeling this would happening. I wonder how many Origin accounts were actually  stolen after this hacking?  

BravelyRanAway
BravelyRanAway

Played it on PS4 today(tuesday) and could only get into TDM & DOMINATION games sometimes.  I was repeatedly kicked out to a blue error screen and asked to report the problem and review my connectivity which was fine.     No conquest servers or anything involving large vehicle maps would work and all of the conquest servers to choose from outside of quick match had 0/32 or 0/64 players.   I figured they would have all this shit worked out by launch especially since we are paying for PSN.  I guess I'll keep flying around the test range as long as that works until I can get into a game of conquest sometime this year.  

pidow
pidow

It is sad that when we have to rely of other's the handle our affairs, that their inability to provide us with the expected service(s) causes us to be denied what we have paid for.  Things were better in the "old days" when one just placed the DVD in, it downloaded onto your hard drive and you played the game, today one has to go through other's who are not qualified to handle problems, but requires one to go through them to play.  Enough of this crap and go back to the "old days" so we can get our monies worth without the middle man.

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

But, of course, no fix for the PS3/360 versions.

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

Even when the game is, "COMPLETED" these bugs are always going to appear. Hey kids how about nagging Bethesda, they are in noway innocent of this.

riggles_nz
riggles_nz

The thing that concerns me is that all my stats are stuffed up due to the game crashing all the time; for example it claims I've quit half way through 30% of the games by that's actually because the game crashes 30% of the time before the last patch. The other thing is claims is that my accuracy is only 7% even though if I look at my individual weapons non of them have less than 20%.

4quarters
4quarters

PS4 version worked great saturday, then sunday file was corrupt and it booted me out every second game, we gave up finally. Playing Resogun now, beautiful and addictive and free for PS+

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

DDoS was made on purpose to downplay the PS4 version after seeing it ahead against high end "1080p" gaming PCs 

lorider25
lorider25

EA: "These f'ing kids are breathing down our necks!!!"

DICE " Maybe we shouldn't have released an unfinished game?"

EA: "And let Activision beat us out the gate? Screw that!"

DICE: "So what do we do now? 

EA: "That's easy, blame it on hackers. That should give us enough time and some heat off our backs"

DICE: "Do you think they'll fall for it?"

EA: "They bought the game didn't they?" Hahaha! 



chuckratm1
chuckratm1

This is just unacceptable, I wanted this game above all others so I could play 64 player conquest matches and the game is released in a badly broken state. Everyone wants to bash CoD (and it deserves much of it), but at least when CoD releases it freakin works.

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

DICE is somewhat of an enigma, they are a Swedish company and they were never renowned for making a polished experience, even though Swedish design philosophy is sturdy from the foundation and polished to the max. none of those aspects are reflected in DICE's work. also compare other Swedish companies to DICE, like Volvo and Bofors, the difference in quality is staggering. even other Swedish game companies have top notch (also that Notch..) quality control.

even though much of the blame is on EA, especially considering how much they pushed DICE to the edge and obviously pushing this game before it's finished just to beat COD (which Ghosts own mediocrity is it's undoing)-  DICE is responsible for many of the asinine ideas behind Battlefield 3 and 4 framework and networking.  the fact that Battlelog is this website leaves it right open to attacks, i heard a lot about how easy it is to hack the servers and Ddos them, and this have been happening not since BF4- this has been a Battlefield pandemic since the first one. 

DICE, you are embarrassing Sweden's reputation for excellence, get your sh**t sorted! it's like the millionth Battlefield you create, and the same freaking bugs from 10 years ago still appear in those entries!

AdderD
AdderD

Doesn't this game have dedicated servers? Or does that not have anything to do with it?

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Well someone is probably upset about the many many bugs present. I dont get how they dont get that having a DDoS attack doesnt make things better.

EA/DICE fix the damn game....the amount of bugs and the time it takes you to fix them is inexcusable! The last time they put out a patch it introduced more bugs then it fixed! It shouldnt be suprising tho, it was the same with BF3 and BFBC2. I'm thinking the Frostbite engine is kinda dodgy and prone to bugs.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

EA deserves it for releasing a buggy piece of shit incomplete game anyways.

demondogx
demondogx

They always use ''DDOS'' as an excuse, but lets be honoust anyone who has used origin even for a day knows that their service sucks.

rahardjopad
rahardjopad

I can't stay in BF4 (PS4) longer than 15 mins before getting an error message. But let me spend another $50 for premium. Out of their mind. 

Techtroll
Techtroll

First they blame sony now they blame hackers but their servers have been buggy since the beta they need to start refunding people their money instead of selling us a broken game and violating consumer rights

Razor10000
Razor10000

DDoS attack! hahahaha nice excuse EA. if bf4 was delayed most of this problems if not all wouldn´t be there. besides all the crashes and bugs(some of them fixed in bf3 and are back in bf4), there is a big problem with bf4 and it is the netcode. in bf3 the netcode was never fixed, dice improved it with patches but was never fixed and i hope this time dice fix the nercode.

AlexFili
AlexFili

I thought DRM was meant to prevent this type of attack. Can't you just block the accounts of those who abuse the system?

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Seems to be stabilizing now, thank god, however think i have just realised the people who generally shout stuff like "camper" or "noob tuber" in Battlefield of all things (or cod for that matter), are just generally shit at FPS games , rush there opponents expecting to John Rambo everyone, if you did that in CS you would get laughed at , oh because it couldn't be your skill that is the problem, lets blame the game and the people you rush who don't run around with sprint engaged 100% of the time, too many CoD noobs running around.

jackiedebs
jackiedebs

@riggles_nz look on the bright side, you are the only one who looks at or cares about, your stats, and you know they aren't accurate, so no biggie!

novak2k10
novak2k10

@4quarters 

I tried to play Saturday and couldn't last 3 minutes online without getting booted. I thought it was my network connection, the PS3 worked great. And Resogun is very fun.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@lorider25 Game is alright now, being playing the last hour or so, no lag no disconnects no nothing.

egger7577
egger7577

@Damnation_6 I just downloaded a 1Gb patch yesterday and the game appears much more playable even on ultra.

demondogx
demondogx

@randomkidlol EA deserves any bad thing that comes their way, but stuff like this only hurts the gamers.

DVD_R0M
DVD_R0M

They should give all early adopters the Premium service free since we basically paid 60 dollars to wait for a fix

Techtroll
Techtroll

Same here you lose the connection and lag out In he middle of the game

elitefunk
elitefunk

@Techtroll technically they aren't selling us a game, they are leasing us the rights to use their software. As pissed off as I am there's really nothing to be done but wait or sell it. Even if we were to start a class action lawsuit they are really good covering their asses in the terms of service agreement (pity no one ever reads them). The only thing we can do is stop buying their games.

demondogx
demondogx

@Techtroll EA and refunds ? dont forget EA is the company that threatened to block ppls credit card if they would refund the unplayable simcity

Doomerang
Doomerang

@AlexFili No, because you don't know who was actually, maliciously participating in the attack, and who was just a victim of being used as a zombie computer for the DDoS attack. There's no easy way to discern who was actually abusing the system.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@SteamyPotatoes Lol. They have no clue how a sniper is supposed to operate and are thus, fodder.

riggles_nz
riggles_nz

@jackiedebs @riggles_nz Madness, the whole point of the game is to prove your better at playing some random game than some other random person you don't know.

RedChuckz
RedChuckz

@DVD_R0M Especially picking it up day one with the PS4 and I only bought BF4 because I was expecting spending a lot of time on MP so didn't bother picking anything else up because would of not played it but found out after it that it's unplayable.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@djpetitte i couldn't get on after that server attack, weeks before that rubberbanding and crashes, now it seems fine.

i7 5870, runs sweet.

shok411741
shok411741

@Pre_ordered_PS4 @berserker66666  But why? Do you really like none of the games either of these companies put out? Or was it EA's failed DRM, and both companies lack of innovation for sequels?