Battlefield Hardline Beta's Surprise Launch Causing Origin Issues

"High demand" for the shooter's beta has caused issues, but EA is aware and "working on a solution."

The surprise launch of the Battlefield Hardline beta today has proven to be problematic for Origin: Some users have been locked out of the service, while others have been prevented from downloading anything, including the Hardline beta.

During its E3 press conference this afternoon, Electronic Arts announced that it was launching a beta for Hardline on both PC and the PlayStation 4. Sign-ups are currently available on Battlefield's website and through the PS4 itself for those who own Battlefield 4.

However, issues are being reported on both the PC and PS4. Users are reporting error messages when attempting to gain access to the beta on the PS4, while those on PC are experiencing a wide variety of errors. Some are unable to log in to Origin altogether, being told it's experiencing "technical difficulties." Others, myself included, can get in, but are unable to initiate downloads on any Origin content they own (and some can't see their games). Others still say they don't see the beta listed in their libraries after logging into Origin, leaving them unable to even attempt to download it.

Contacted for comment regarding the issues, EA told GameSpot, "Signup for the Battlefield Hardline beta is experiencing issues due to high demand. We are aware of this and working on a solution." GameSpot has also contacted Sony regarding the issues on PS4.

Despite initially being considered by many an unnecessary Steam copycat, EA has been working for years to gain acceptance for Origin. Most recently, it's begun giving away a free game every month, including Plants vs. Zombies, Dead Space, and Battlefield 3.

EA and developer Visceral Games showed off Hardline at E3 today. You can read all about the game in our new preview and check out our liveblog of EA's press conference to see what else the publisher had on show.

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Discussion

32 comments
chechak7
chechak7

FIX THE SIGN UP 

FIX THE ..... 

:P

Foppe
Foppe

Anybody expected anything else?

mmmdeeg
mmmdeeg

This game is going to be a bunch of Operation Metrosexual maps with zero destruction just like BF4.  I'm not buying another Battlefield game until Bad Company 3 comes out, and if they screw that game up (which they probably will) I'm done with EA for good, and that's a promise too. 

omar_q
omar_q

Oh boy, here we go again.

danielcliment
danielcliment

EA...you just keep doing the most irritating things.... just stop, stop doing anything, don't do anything at all. Stand still.

mattcake
mattcake

Their solution being... just sit around with their thumbs up their butts and wait until demand dies down.

beuneus12
beuneus12

a beta for a beta? must mean this is alpha they are releasing :p

stevhall88
stevhall88

Thanks for wasting my time EA and thanks for getting my hopes up only to ruin my day trying to sign up for this beta but not being able to....thanks a lot a**holes

maggot4life6661
maggot4life6661

I have it installed than when i hit play i get sent back to the sign up page -_-

playstationzone
playstationzone

Well again no suprise  its not your consles its EA servers fault and i will get this game when go cheap so i hope problems if not no buy.

stevhall88
stevhall88

what the heck I keep getting an error when I try to sign up for the beta, I wonder if i pre order do i get access for sure? i have bf4 and should be able to play this sucks

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Played one quick match on PS4. Seemed fun, although the police were already all camping out on rooftops sniping the criminals as they buzzed around the map. Too tired for any more of that tonight. I'll have a proper go tomorrow.

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

It has been going downhill for a while but I feel like Battlefield is now certainly dead.... R.I.P.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Already got it on 2 PC accounts and a PS4 account. Downloading it as a I speak.

nakreid
nakreid

Ps4... So I never got the email with a code but I'm downloading the game right now. Do I still need this code to play the game after it's finished downloading?

vladric
vladric

How do you download it through origin?

i_like_space
i_like_space

it's not in the playstation store. Did they take it down?

RapidFirE53211
RapidFirE53211

It's to be expected. After all, it wouldn't be an EA release without a host of launch problems.

devilzzz2014
devilzzz2014

Anything to try and sell more copies of that bug filled BF4. EA!

worksap
worksap

@bldgirsh Just know you are going to by why 2 other people cannot get in today.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

@vladric


Refresh the library it should be added in automatically.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@i_like_space It was limited access. It was already 82% full when I got in and that was less than 15 minutes after the announcement.

youmadd
youmadd

A closed beta for Hardline = "trying to sell more copies of BF4?"

Maybe you need to go lay down.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

@worksap @bldgirsh


Oh, didn't know getting the code for my bro and my friend wasn't allowed now.