Titanfall experiencing "connection problems" on PC

Some Titanfall owners won't be able to play the PC version of the game online. "Rest assured that we're addressing this problem," says EA.

Update: Respawn Entertainment has said it's ironed out these problems. "Our team has resolved the PC connectivity issues and you should now be able to connect to matchmaking servers," reads a tweet from the developer.

The original story is below.

EA's support site says that the PC version of Titanfall is experiencing "connection problems" which could affect your ability to play the game.

"Titanfall is currently experiencing connection problems," reads the support site following the game's launch in the US yesterday, "which means you may not be able to connect to online play, or even might get dropped from an online match you're currently playing."

"Rest assured that we're addressing this problem and will provide updates as soon as possible."

Xbox Live ran into a few problems of its own last night, although Microsoft later clarified that these issues weren't related to the Titanfall launch.

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seabassg
seabassg

Here we go again EA... I REALLY wish EA would die already. Every game they've released this year and last are pure garbage. The games themselves are fun, but they run like crap!

slayn03
slayn03

same here on PC, every server no meter what time I play is reconnectiong every 60sec or so, game is utter rubbish and unplayeble at this point!!! Like wtf, 6vs6 and this issues, bf4 haevent had those at start with 64 players...

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

damn game can't even play right now servers are like overloaded or something. always retrying connection to server. and i get audio that cuts out all the time. 

aab523
aab523

every game i join: retrying connection to server... EVERY GAME. I payed $60 for a game I dont even get to play. Shame.

pcgamecheater
pcgamecheater

I'm just trying to play the TRAINING!!! Connection Timed Out! 0 Minutes played so far!!!!

highroller1234
highroller1234

Heh! Its still doing the same thing for me! Anyone else?? This crap used to happen in the beta all the time....

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

It better be working fine within 2 hours and 25 minutes.

CarlitosWay
CarlitosWay

Anyone have sudden fps drops while playing on PC? Like, out of  10 matches, 1-2 of them (non-consecutive) have serious fps drops to the point where i cant look into an active battlefield without going down to 9fps. Im running a 2gb GTX770, with updated drivers, and only on high settings.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Well, I guess the servers suffered a... Titanic Fall. *puts on sunglasses*
YYEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

but but.........the cloud...

THE CLOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

Got it for the Xbox One and already have over 10 hours in it and havnt had a problem one.Titanfall is an amazing game hands down different than any shooter out right now or before it.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

Ok, look, I don't even have the game so this isn't fanboyism:  There's ALWAYS going to be some server problems at a launch.  Why?  Because there's no earthly way any company can test a situation where's there's tens of thousands of people playing at once.  So there's going to be problems that only present when that happens.  


Same deal as to the couple of problems the PS4 and X1 had at launch.  


And it's not just EA.  Blizzard has more experience at bigassed servers than anyone, and look at Diablo 3 at launch. 

Relax. 

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

is this the LEAST surprising article headline we have seen all year? not a single person on the planet is surprised by this news :D

mmagula1
mmagula1

Played it for 4 hours last night. The worst that happened was about 4 seconds of lag in one match. Hope this is cleared up by tonight. Lot of fun. 

rasterror
rasterror

But what about the master race?

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

I have a question, do you think it's more appropriate to say EA like william shatner says "KHHAAAAAN" or as jerry seinfeld says "Newman".

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

do we need to say "online" play or "online" matches? It's all online...

IncisionX
IncisionX

Played it last night with zero issues but I hope these issues are gone by the time I finish work!

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

It's about to get worse people, official european release is tomorrow!

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

Haven't had a problem connecting at all since yesterday afternoon.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

well, luckily i'm not one of the affected players. i mean, i can't connect to my own data center, but i can swap to any other and play just fine.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

EA... server problems... why is this news?

*Cough* battlefield 4 *cough*

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

Huh? Will not be able to play at all?. At least BF4 wasn't totally unplayable :P

Lu_Shen
Lu_Shen

Eh, it was only a matter of time before I seen an article like this. At least it's only affecting "some" players though.

DIGN
DIGN

 Well when everyone in the world that didn't waste their money on a PS4 is online playing the best FPS to date what would you expect?

YoYoma4093
YoYoma4093

Woot! Just got in game. That was quick. Hopefully it's smooth for everyone.

Dezuria
Dezuria

Everyone saying EA sucks, yes they do, but Titanfall supposedly runs on Microsofts Azure servers.  You know, their magical cloud.

ggregd
ggregd

@olddadgamer  The problem for me is MS sells their Live paywall as being superior to Vanilla Internet, but this shows they have the same problems.  So where's the value?

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@RedLegZeff

Situation dependent, if it's about microtransactions then the Seinfeld option, if it's destroying franchises and classic games then the Captain Kirk option. 

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@ExtremePhobia  you would think they would at least do an offline practice mode or something, seems like common sense in EA is just as low as it ever has been.  

kargion
kargion

@DIGN  People to come post lame comments like this

wallacom
wallacom

@Dezuria  NO. The servers PCs play on are EA servers, Xbox are MS. 

Daian
Daian

@ggregd @CarlitosWay  770 should demolish that game, there is no reason why it should happen, if it does it's clearly a programming issue not bad hardware.

Vodoo
Vodoo

@ggregd @olddadgamer  99% of the time the XBL service runs flawlessly. This is the first game to so heavily rely on their new server farm. It's the first game in Xbox history to be an online-only game AND being it's a blockbuster AAA title, that's all the more people testing this new service/feature for the first time. Under those circumstances, it held up pretty damn good on its maiden voyage. 


XBL also provides a closed network to make cheating almost non-existent. PC games have a notoriously high amount of cheating going on in comparison to XBL. Then you also have the voice chat cross-game so you can be in a party with friends and all be playing different games. There's the matchmaking abilities ect ect...... all built into the console so it's system-wide features instead of just game by game. The exception being EA (shocker) who insists on stealing your info... err I mean managing your connection on their own servers.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@neowarrior121 @olddadgamerGranted, but I don't.  Fanboyism would be something like "AT LEAST A BROKEN GAME IS A GAME AND PS4 HAS NONE HAHAHA" (caps and lack of punctuation intentional).  That sort of thing. 

rasterror
rasterror

It's a joke. I got it yesterday and had no problems.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Stop writing in memes scumbag Steve...

blackothh
blackothh

becauses EA funded the whole production of titanfall, how can you not expect them to have their hands in the pot?