DDoS attacks disrupting Battlefield 3 servers

"The current BF3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers," says EA.

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Current outages affecting EA's Battlefield 3 and its social tracking service Battlelog are being caused by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, EA has said.

The official Battlefield Twitter account says "the current BF3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers."

There is no current ETA on when the issues will be resolved. "Thank you for being understanding," continued the Battlefield account. "We are going to try our best to get everyone back onto the battlefield as soon as possible."

In response to the current outages, DICE and EA have postponed the Battlefield 3 Double XP event, scheduled to run from May 9 through May 13, to a later date.

DICE is currently working on Battlefield 4, which is due to be released later this year. EA last night said it would also debut a new game from Battlefield developer DICE at E3 2013.

For more on Battlefield 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

155 comments
Alex_09
Alex_09

What happened to good old fashioned firebombing?

z0011
z0011

Dont give up EA and DICE thats a proof that BTF3 is the best game ever XD

tim1935
tim1935

Uncool... even though I don't play this, uncool.

Rovelius
Rovelius

Glad to hear that's all it was, just a bunch of idiots ruining everyone's experience thinking it will change the opinions of EA's suits. I was getting tired of fiddling in my router's settings trying to understand where all the disconnects and lag were coming from XD

Sahle123
Sahle123

good :>

I do feel bad for those who actually enjoy the game, though.

psuedospike
psuedospike

DDoS (Dicks Demonstrating Orangutan Skills)

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

Don't like EA so instead inconvenience players. Nice...

Proof we are not ready for "always-on".

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

Uninstalled this along with origin months ago now

Hope EA burn

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

So, "U MAD BRO?" has a slightly different spin now...

Skybar
Skybar

A perfect example for why we are not ready for always-online gaming. I wasn't able to connect to battlefield 3 yesterday for hours because of this DDoS attack and it was already frustrating enough.

hadlee73
hadlee73

The people causing this don't have the power to prevent real war, so they are concentrating on the fake ones :P

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

There are other ways to hurt EA if that's what you feel is really necessary.

A DDoS attack only serves to inconvenience the players, and BF3 is a good game, despite its publisher.

joju_australia
joju_australia

understandable : the competition and haters dont want BF series to continue and better the competition. What is it gonna take for people to believe and accept SABOTAGE happens in the game industry as much as it happens in other industries!

dsvsdvsv
dsvsdvsv

Well, I guess things are getting back to normal. The servers are up and full.

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

BF3 = fun game

BF3 = still uninstalled on my computer

I want to go back to the game since I have built a new machine, but I just can't push myself to do so.

kelso27
kelso27

Someone probably already commented about this, but new game at E3? BF:BC3?

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

Maybe it's a bit pessimistic, but good. EA is going to drive the Battlefield series into the ground, just like they do every series.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

This is why always online gaming will kill the industry..  Enough said..

Riddick123
Riddick123

Loved the BF series until this version.  Ruined it for me.  Tried for 5 months to like it. 

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

Played the BF3 beta, didn't care for the use of a web browser as a server browser. Don't care for requiring Origin either. Hack away.

kohle36
kohle36

A result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming their game servers, huh?

So what, more than 10 users tried to log in simultaneously?

OuTLaWzGamer
OuTLaWzGamer

Biggest cheatfest in videogames history.

abdoalwaer
abdoalwaer

@SIDEFX1 Hey , hey , hey , some of us actually work in order to make sure that stuff like this does not happen , not all of us are black hat hackers .

jhcho2
jhcho2

@hadlee73  

The people who can prevent a war normally make up 50% of that war itself.

defiant0ne
defiant0ne

@BlackBaldwin This won't kill it. Its gaming companies like EA that ruins it. ALl they wanna do it bring out games (no matter how many issues it has) just to make a quick buck.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@Riddick123 I enjoyed it for about 5 months, and then it started to get a little boring. Not to mention I wasn't willing to pay full retail for a bunch of goddamn MAP PACKS when my friends didn't mind at all, and I could never play with anyone anyway because everyone got suckered into paying twice as much. Battlefield is being tailored to be CoD's equivalent, by an equally disgusting company, and now there's as much fanboy internet presence for these games that they're BOUND to get dumbed down. After all, BC2 was a gem, whereas Battlefield 3 felt like a downgrade.

TheIfym20
TheIfym20

Yeah it does not affect me so fuck'em. You are the cancer of society.

TheIfym20
TheIfym20

Thank you DDOS for fucking over other fellow gamer.

Riddick123
Riddick123

@yearssomuch @Riddick123 Couldn't agree more.  I enjoyed 2142 as well.  Weapon upgrades in BF2 came with the whole kit. Didn't have kill 500 12 year olds to get the upgrades.  All 3 is, is EA's answer to CoD

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@TheIfym20 Absolutely. It's not like there are bigger problems in society than BF3 being down for a while. I'm glad your priorities are in order.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@TheIfym20 Battlefield is probably being targeted because it's owned by EA, and it's their biggest title. What better way to cause some turmoil in the ranks other than shutting down their most successful franchise?
Besides, BF3 sucks. Go play BC2, enjoy a real game.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@TheIfym20 Or you could stop playing mediocre, watered-down titles and play something that, you know, doesn't suck.

Jake518
Jake518

@starcrafthenry @Jake518 Considering you said "hack away" gives the impression that you don't care for them. Also suggests what a little self-centered prick you are.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@dsvsdvsv You're right. I should know better than to argue with people on the internet, but every now and then, I can't resist.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@Jake518 I'm sorry, but I don't recall saying I disliked any gaming company. Just re-read both of my previous comments, and nope, no mention of any company. I think maybe your top priority should be reading comprehension, before you make any more unrelated replies.

Jake518
Jake518

@starcrafthenry @TheIfym20 There's probably bigger problems in society than a gaming company you don't like. I'm glad your priorities are in order.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

@yearssomuch @TheIfym20 A little elitist aren't we yearssomuch?  Yes, BF3 is not a perfectly stellar game.  But I still enjoy it in that it offers me things that most other FPS's can't.  And no, I'm not a 12 year-old fanboy, I'm in my 30s.  These attacks are meant to "stick it to the man" in the name of quality gaming, yet they "stick it" to us, the gamers.  Go rage somewhere else, tough guy.

jhcho2
jhcho2

@yearssomuch @TheIfym20  

1. And from what point of reference do we measure the degree of suckage? You? So if i think Guild Wars 2 sucks, I have the right to take down GameArena's servers?

2. I paid for the sucky game. I have the right to play it whenever I want. This attack does nothing but inconvenience the people who paid for it in an honest way.