Battlefield 1 Beta, Other EA Games' Server Issues Ironed Out [UPDATE 2]

Failing to connect to EA's servers? It's not just you.

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Update 2: It looks like all of the issues involving EA games and services have been sorted out, according to an EA tweet. There's been no official word on what happened, though there was some speculation that the problems were thanks to the efforts of hackers, a group of which claimed responsibility. At least for now, though, things are working as intended.

Update: It appears numerous EA games, not just the Battlefield 1 beta, are experiencing today's issues. A number of individual games have reported problems, and the EA Support Twitter account said in a message, "EA is currently experiencing an outage. EA games, services, and support may be impacted. We're working to resolve as fast as possible."

Original Story: With the Battlefield 1 beta opening up to all players today, the game is experiencing server issues for a large number of players.

After a fairly smooth rollout yesterday, the issues began popping up today as a much wider pool of people were allowed in. Players are unable to connect to EA's servers, presenting them with the screen seen below that reads "Failed to connect to EA Online." Being an online-only multiplayer beta, that is, suffice it to say, a major problem.

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A number of us on GameSpot are running into the issue on both Xbox One and PC. (We've also run into a related issue where matchmaking fails.) This has spawned a lengthy thread on the Battlefield forum thread with people reporting they are unable to connect on all platforms, including PS4.

Responding to a tweet about all of this, the official Battlefield account said, "We've had some other reports of that. It's being investigated." We'll report back once we receive more information.

The Battlefield 1 open beta officially begins today after yesterday's early access period. As of yet, no date for when it will run until has been announced.

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Lach0121

Fix the bullet sponging.

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Wimkuip

Best BF ever only the 64 player map has low fps on Xbox one (have this fps issue with BF4 also so probably this will not resolved in the final release. Rush map runs fine.

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TheSadMagician

I know that games aren't supposed to be a history lesson, but they could have at least tried to be a little more accurate. This basically looks like BF4 with a WWI skin slapped on it.

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leandrro

@thesadmagician: all the gubs, tanks, stationary guns look a lot like saving private ryan, wwi was only 25 years earlier, i think our idea of wwi is a bit distorted we think about it as napoleonic or civil war, but instead it was the first full mechanized war

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ZacharyTrevors

I figured out a way to get connected. just kept spamming the connect button and it got me in lol

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ZacharyTrevors

@zacharytrevors:

starting up a game now, shit

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ZacharyTrevors

I just downloaded it today on PS4 and can't connect so I guess it's still not fixed

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bionic_flamingo

Guys It doesn't make sense! I am playing BF1 in a country with lowest internet speed and bandwidth. The Internet service providers here can't provide us with acceptable ping (minimum ping time is 200ms) and there are lots of request timeouts and interruptions! The point is, I am currently playing BF1 smoother than any other games! I haven't sensed any lags or framerate drops. The only thing is I should try connecting to servers for 5 or 6 times when starting the game and then everything goes right! Maybe you should double-check you are still logged in to EA servers and both EA and online gaming account (I mean like ps+) are synced by the same e-mail and finally, try reconnecting again and again. Cuz as I said, It doesn't make sense that you are having too many problems while I don't have even a single one!!!!!

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I've been getting disconnected almost constantly. Then it won't let me reconnect for 10-15 minutes. Then I'll be able to play another round or two, then it will disconnect me once again. I love the game, but this has GOT TO BE FIXED before launch or I really don't know if I'll buy it. It's frustrating. Especially with a tight work schedule, I usually only have a small window to play, so not knowing whether or not I'll be able to play it or not is super annoying and inconvenient.

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kojomarch

EA, please make sure at launch that your servers can handle most of the huge influx of players that will be playing this game online

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bionic_flamingo

Dice has taken a huge step in making the environment life-like, as though you are in a real war! Trust me as a middle-eastern guy who's been involved in different saharas, dealt with people looking and behaving exactly like the soldiers in Battlefield 1! The voices, hiding spots like diches (which are not that safe at all) and the pace and anger of enemy waves to attack you and your squad makes it super-exciting to play over and over again! It's like you have to have thought of strategies and used basic military engineering procedures and without it, you will be a wanderer who is embracing his defeat; no matter how experienced you are in FPS games!
I strongly recommend this game to everyone!

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davyking

I love this beta, i definitely buying it...

Better than that cod future crap

And for people who comparing with battlefront, this one is much Better gameplay + u got campaign

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Played it a bit yesterday.

Just the same old military shooter gameplay we've seen for years in a WW1 skin.

I'll pass. Seriously bored of these multiplayer shooters now. I'd had enough at MW2 and Battlefield 3.

Now I get physically nauseous at the thought of playing one.

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NL_Skipper

@dexda: Maybe you just need a break from the genre, or you tastes might have simply changed. I was pretty sick of FPS's around the time BF4 came out 3 years ago. Played that for a bit and haven't touched an FPS since so now I'm itching for that kind of gameplay again!

I do have a soft spot for these large scale shooters though, it's pretty much what I first started playing on PC with Joint Operations, Battlefield Vietnam and Delta Force... I've never been a great shot compared to the best but I just like the large environments and squad tactics.

Just sayin' don't toss every FPS under the bus just yet, it's still a fun genre but it cant be all you play, not for me anyway.

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@nl_skipper: I am already having a break.

I used the beta as a demo.

It is clear to me Battlefield 1 does nothing to renew or reinvigorate the genre and so I'm going to pass.

I'm not writing off all FPSs. I'll start playing them again when there is one worth playing.

Single player FPSs are fine. DOOM was really fun. Multipayer FPSs still stink too much of COD for me though.

Just bored of the same old stuff.

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NL_Skipper

@dexda: In that case I recommend the Metro games (2033 and Last Light) if you haven't tried them yet (you probably have though!), they're great SP story focused FPS's. Also SWAT 4... even though it's quite old now it's still great fun on SP, lots of replay value too.

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R4gn4r0k

@dexda: Well, if you consider MW2 and BF3 among the greats... I seriously can't help you with any recommendations. My taste is entirely different from yours and I'm totally digging this new Battlefield.

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@R4gn4r0k: I didn't say MW2/BF3 were the greats I said that was the point I stopped playing the genre.

The ones since then sure as hell weren't the greats. Online FPSs have been wank for years.

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@7tizz: Yeah then why not save yourself some money and continue playing Bad Company? It was a better game and the shooting was just as good as it is now.

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@7tizz: Yeah, season passes, microtransactions, shitty servers, trying to be like COD by watering down its mechanics and becoming more casual friendly.

You're entitled to your opinion but it is my opinion you are talking out of your ass.

BF3 was a big departure from what made the series so good. It did some things better but most of it was worse.

Then BF4 came along and while it did fix some of the shit that BF3 fucked up it also introduced a lot more shit that no one wanted.

Hardline was just a straight up train wreck.

This one just feels like BF4 again. Not BAD per se but still nowhere near its original excellence.

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mentalist2312

need some help from gtx 1080 owners, been playing the beta for the last 2 days and the gameplay feels choppy my specs are gtx 1080,asus pg279q gysnc, i7 6700k oc 4.5, 16 gb vram. my settings on battlefield 1 are on medium 1440p (42 rez) the fps is beetwen 120-144 and drops to 108 -115 (70 ping thats the best we get in israel) but still the game is not smooth at all (im not sure but i think while playing rush the gameplay is a little better) to get smoother gamplay i need to put the settings on low. every other game i have i play on 1440p ultra settings (also between 120-144 but is smooth as butter).

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Dinosaur_Teeth

@7tizz: What platform are you going to be playing on?

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Dinosaur_Teeth

@7tizz: Shuck(P)s(4)...

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monkeypukefight

@7tizz: a lot of fun indeed... ;) rampaging with a tank is my favorite.

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rosinmonkekyx17

Love the iron sight bolt actions

Fast firing, hard hitting, and accurate

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Gravity_Slave

@rosinmonkekyx17: fast firing isn't something I'd describe a BA

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rosinmonkekyx17

@Gravity_Slave: Faster than the scoped version

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pa_amb_tomaquet

all weapons need to be buffed. You need to unload a clip to kill anything in this thing. The tanks are OP but in a good way. And another map would be nice.

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Gravity_Slave

@pa_amb_tomaquet: the Time To Kill is ridiculously high (with the exception of the snipers).

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Wretch1d

@pa_amb_tomaquet: I found rifles to be OP and machineguns way too under powered, felt like getting two shotted all over the map but when you spray someone down it only half kills them, before the expected two shots, did have bad lag though, hoping this was half the problem

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R4gn4r0k

@pa_amb_tomaquet: People get killed way too easily imo. I wished the weapons were even less effective, except for bolt actions...

Tanks were OP in real life. It takes teamwork to take one out. It's actually a really cool feeling to feel panic when a tank appraoches, don't make these cardboard-thin armor please.

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pa_amb_tomaquet

@R4gn4r0k: Ya I really like the tanks to be powerful. Just if I didn't have to empty a clip from a machine gun to kill anyone would be nice.

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monkeypukefight

@pa_amb_tomaquet: hmm, i only have issues with the medic class rifles. Little too weak for my taste... And as for the the tanks... Hell Yeah they are op in a good way, i love it. ;)

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soul_starter

I was glad to see big, old fashioned battlefields back in the series but the problem is the game is very uneven. The sniper class is clearly the best for a map like Sinai and the vehicles do not control as well as previous Battlefield games. Obviously it's a beta but they really should have put out a "tighter" version of the game.

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Dinosaur_Teeth

@soul_starter: I have a special place in my heart for taking out Snipers with the Anti-Tank Rocket Rifle... That thing has an amazing range to it, and it super satisfying to nail a Sniper from a distance...

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maddogcollins

went back on this afternoon, not sure why but it played correctly for about 5 minutes then I started respawning with no gun or body, I could walk around, I know the enemy saw a body because I kept getting shot. I don't use wasd for movement, when on the horse it does not recpgnize the input I used for foot movement (should be the same when I get on the horse) Also vehicle reverts to wasd for movement even though I change it in menu. I hate to go back on xbox one to play this. (that was working for me but prefer the smoothness of PC)

I'm sure this will get fixed and I'm sure I will then enjoy it.

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mrfriki

Never played a Battlefield multiplayer before so I gave this a try, mainly because the settings are cool. Couldn't stand for ore than 10 minutes. The gameplay was choppy as hell and boring to death. Just walking around for minutes without seeing a soul then suddenly getting killed by a a tank half a mile away. Wow that an entrance to the series!

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DarthRevenX

@mrfriki: 1 it's a beta and all Battlefield Beta's are basic at best or downright bad and choppy at worst, want the true experience? but the game when it comes out but I can say Battlefield is just COD with vehicles & destructible environments.....

and this game will end up being like the other games in how it plays, expect the same types of weapons, people running around like morons and no real tactics being used cus all MP games are a run around and kill everything fest.....same tactic for every FPS game is used no matter if it's COD, Doom, Halo or whatever.....all people play the games the same way and they're all set up the same way to allow the same gameplay.....setting don't mean nothing, you'll be doing the same crap as you would in COD just with tanks and what not.....

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pa_amb_tomaquet

@mrfriki: noob

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monkeypukefight

@pa_amb_tomaquet: lol, True that.

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@pa_amb_tomaquet: wow, i'm sorry was funny.