Battlefield 3 beta problems with EA Online connection

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Less than an hour ago we told you that early access to the Battlefield 3 beta was live and we showed you how to redeem access via Xbox Live, well we thought we would try out the beta and there seems to be a major problems with it.

We started up the beta and everytime we attempt to find a multiplayer game it seems to be about to join until we receive an error message which reads “The Connection with EA Online was lost”, you can see an image showing the exact error below. We have restarted our router and turned the 360 off and back on – but still this error stops us from getting anywhere.

We had a little look on Twitter to see if this was a common problem and we are not alone, searching the terms ‘beta ea online’ shows lots of complaints about the problem, we’re not sure if this is a problem with the Xbox 360 version or all platforms – therefore we would love some feedback from you.

Below we have embedded a video which shows the problem occuring twice (out of two attempts), we have now tried over a dozen times to no avail – so it looks like EA DICE has quite a major problem at their hands, that said this is what beta testing is all about and these sort of problems help developers fix things before the game’s proper release.

Feel free to share any other problems you experience in the comments section below, we will do our utmost to keep you up-to-date with any news we hear regarding the matter.

Also See: Origin and EA servers down for FIFA 15, BF4 again

  • Djaneddy2

    i have the same problem on xbox

  • Jason Zaring

    its not showing up in PSN. no emails. nothing yet. this goes for all the PS3 people I know

    • lars12

      So im not the only one…I have been trying all morning!

  • Djaneddy2

    plus if anyone can tell me how to crouch in battlefield 3 beta coz i couldnt.Just jump:s

  • Jerkoff

    Me too on xbox

  • Sean

    I could play 2 matches before this occurred for me. Really doubt this is a internet/router/xbox problem. It’s their servers that are messed up. Should be up soon I think.

    Djaneddy2: You crouch by clicking the left stick/L3 if my memory servers me right. Might’ve been right stick/R3 lol.. On pc it should be Ctrl if I’m not mistaken. To prone you just hold down the crouch button.

  • Scarecrow

    I can join games just cant move, can run a couple of metres then i glitch back to where i started from

  • Djaneddy2

    thanx Sean!Hopefully we will be able to play soon and not just on thursday:)

  • Djaneddy2

    :)A bit fucked up the server:)

  • Kac

    Played Two Games then the problem…WTF

  • MrKDilkington

    I have the same problem on the xbox.

  • Sean

    Yeah, just keep hanging in there. As this is a common problem apperently, EA/Dice should have this up and running as soon as possible.

  • SgtCroco

    me too, same problems

  • Djaneddy2

    still nothing…

  • Guest

    this is for england i think, other playstation guy… i believe america gets it last. and im still waiting on my email to, i don’t even know which email address it will send to

  • Joey

    what if you still havent recieved your email

  • Soccerdude123490

    yup im having the same problem i was so happy dling it then this bullshit happens

  • Masterchief

    me too, having the same problem…. hope this get fixed soon 

  • Booshank

    It’s a BETA…..It’s going to have problems that s the whole point of having a BETA.

  • Foreverwasted

    I had the same problem. But I just kept searching over and over. It eventually worked on the 11th time LOL

  • Djaneddy2

    ok i think they sorted out the coz i have no problem anymore:)Running smoothly;)

  • Mavtastic

    Same as, got home more excited than a fat kid in a cake shop and get the error message…..still sat in front of tv…..not budging till it works…….;-)

  • Nat

    Been trying for a really long time to get in a game now but still no luck.

  • Djaneddy2

    its crap again

  • Djaneddy2


  • Max75

    what a joke …. …been trying to get a game all day.the funny thing is when you look at players met screen on xbx dash it shows them playing,even tryed to join games when i supposed met 2mins ago starts to load.then the message appears lost connction to e.a servers.dam it ….time to give and try in the morning.

  • Me_tal_lika

    i got email but it still doesn’t show up in the store. I think the problem is bigger then people are leading on to think


    This sucks really bad my family is a fan of battlefield 3 and it gives them something to do during the hours that we aren’t busy doing stuff , I hope this problem can be resolved pretty soon. There is a lot of people out their getting disappointed with this matter .

    • Bryan King

      I hope people remember that this is not a demo but a beta. OUR job is to make sure Dice acknowledges the problems in the game so they can fix them later. Thats the whole point of a beta. Even though everyone thought it was a demo, its a beta just like Dice has been saying the whole time. Because for some reason nobody trusts a game developer on their own game. 

  • DarkSword 2424

    The demo isnt there for ps3 users even though i got the email, anyone else havin the same problem

  • Mike Okkhertzz

    Was fine last night on xbox when it came out, now, I can get into games but thats it, stuck in same position and so is everyone else, just people joining and leaving. Surely EA have learnt from the BF1943 server debarkle!

    • Mike Okkhertzz

      It must be common too, over 2500 people in EA support live chat tells me more than one person asking about this lol

  • Jon-Paul

    For me the problem occurred a couple times but since then everything has run smoothly.  I think the server needs to “warm up” when you first connect.

  • David115111

    change the game type to rush and change the level. I ere that and I got in fine.hope that helps at all

  • Jimbobalooga

    Ive been playing the beta on PS3 for 24 hrs now and no EA connection problems. But the beta does have lots and lots wrong with it. And I don’t think this game is gonna do what dice thinks its gonna do in the game market. ITS IN A WORD, PISH!!!!!!! Those who don’t like MOH don’t bother with BF3 coz its the same playability as that. I am really disapointed in the beta, always played BF never COD but think I might be trying the new one because BF3 ain’t really BF3 it’s more like MOH2.

    • John

      I could not agree more! MOH2 indeed! This so called beta not only ruins my hopes for the game, but  my faith in DICE as well. The game feels as though its still in alpha stage cause many of the same problems that existed then still exist now. And if EA/DICE wasn’t so greedy and actually cared about the final product it would probably not come out for at least another six months. Anyone who gives me that “ITS A BETA!!” crap need to realize that the game comes out in a month and the beta ends oct 10, that gives DICE roughly a week to tweak the game before it needs to be printed and shipped to distributors. So basically what you see is pretty much what you’re going to get! Expect tons of patches and updates…  :(

      • Horehound

         You know that there are two different several betas going on right now, right? I’m playing in the closed PC beta, 64 players, High/Ultra settings, on the full-sized Caspian Border. There’s also the regular PC beta that’s pretty much the same as the consoles, minus the connection issues. On Caspian Border, I’ve yet to experience any issues. It’s a whole different beta in comparison to the Metro beta. The lag, weird ragdoll effects, and medium/high settings cap are nonexistent in Caspian. The Metro beta is to test for server stability and bugs and glitches, Caspian Border is pretty much the final product you’re going to get. Do a Youtube search for “Battlefield 3 BETA – Conquest on Caspian Border gameplay” and you’ll see what I mean. DICE isn’t as dumb as you think. Maybe EA is, but not DICE.

    • Whzziywazoo

      post of a dillusional console gamer.
      Get a PC, pull yourself together.
      They made it for the PC not for the outdated, under performing console.
      BF2 was never for the console.

      • Ninjahame

        gaming pc’s cost alot, im saving up for one :(

  • guest

    Have to remember everyone it is a BETA.  They fixed over 100 problems they found in alpha testing and now it goes on to the Beta.  I had the server issue right before work, got home and played all night long no problems.  I do notice there is no defib animation at this point in time, but don’t by the game just on Beta experience alone.  The game is not at its full potential.  They have stated that there will most likely be a path on launch day that will repair a few crucial areas of the game.

  • Hooray4claw

    Ea severs are not operating to it’s full potential they estimated there servers by how many people got the early access key once the public beta is released you should see great improvement with the servers but if your really having trouble joining a game I recommend restarting your console not your router and choose rush and the map I heard and experienced it works and register on battlelog..

    • Smarty88

      Can’t even get past ‘multiplayer’ without getting the ea connection thing

  • Maceinurface

    I have a different problem! On the xbox 360 when press A on multiplayer a message appears saying “UNKOWN ERROR” and then it freezes. I have to dashboard and try again. Yes its just a beta but no one seems to have the same problems as me. Anyone any insight into this??

  • Kmksub

    I can’t even get past the first screen.  When I select multiplayer I get the message

  • Baconater1

    ive tried 2 dosen times it doesent even bother trying to load i just get the error message

  • XxXmobiusXx1

    having the same issue, i belive that the servers that are available for beta are full or they shut down the servers without putting up any notice which is just completely dumb…. dont release an open beta that doesn’t work seriously

  • MaDMaN

    Downloaded the beta last night (this morning) woke up, did the 3phone S’s and jumped on it…. options first to tweak my controls… multiplayer… SAD..! same ea online msg. Every time. Wont even get past the first screen. Hope they fix it soon… how dare they play with my emotions ….lol.

  • Ok34

    Yup tried everything doesn’t work at all same message

  • nutsy1

    Just downloaded it tonight about 8pm got the same message tried it about 20 times…then gave up and put bf2 on which connected fine

  • bmil

    I miss the days when the best way to fix problems with games was to just blow into the cartridge! Hope somebody blows DICE soon….

  • Elvis

    Same here =/ not connecting to EA. whats up with that! 

  • Painkid711

    That’s happening to me too….I think its because the servers in EU weren’t correctly configured yet..probably in NA it’s working but in EU isn’t…maybe we have to wait a day or two

    • Patton227

      Not working in the US either. I was pumped to try it, but it crashed before I could.

  • Anonymous

    Same problem here. Same useless EA.

    • mithlandier

      aye EA have been useless for as long as I knew about them

  • shartybridges

    awww man its such a tease i was just getting on a roll, was going 25 and 4 and boom connection lost. on the battle feed it says thanks for helping us with the beta if you are experiencing connection problems its due to server maintence. stay tuned for updates. woot! i want bf3 NOW!!!

  • Josh Struble

    i don’t even make it to the matchmaking screen, and i get the error. i’m in NA seems to be everywhere.

  • Ian

    It just happened to me about half an hour ago! ughhh, and I’m a COD fan trying to make the transition to BF, everything about it is awesome once you get used to it…minus this crap!

    • JTG

      It’s a beta…it’s suppose to have flaws.

    • Syphon1345

      well when it does come on remember to play objectivly and not kill based also dont be a douch and not drop any med packs or ammo packs or sit in the far corner with a sniper :) just follow these rules and youll most likely not be reconized as a CoD fan

      • christopher

        haha i no rite i hate campers

  • Kezz

    my brother had it today and was working fine, only time he got that message was when trying to join a friends lobby. i went home at about 6, downloaded, worked fine. ive gone out for like 1 and a half hours come back and now i get this message “connection to ea online lost”.  there is a message in the top left corner saying that if i experience connection problems could be due to server maintenance. i cant remember if that was there before

  • Nik

    Battlefield Twitter says “We’re having some technical difficulties on the 360 – working to fix it. Stand by!”

  • Ian

    I was just getting ok at it too! Cmon

  • Ian

    Back to gears 3!

  • Christopherjchavers

    does anyone know how long this could last cause im itching to play it

  • Tay

    same here still not working..hope they fix this soon tbh

  • Haz K

    Yeah got the same problem I was really excited the whole day but when I came back home it came up with this message. I’m going to sleep about half ten at night here (UK) Im gunna wake up early morning and try again…. :/ 

  • mithlandier

    I cant even push the multiplayer option befor the connection with EA was lost. this just makes me hate EA more, frustrated

  • Smileyfaceshirt

    Goin to my ps3 lol

    • Ian

      i need an ffin ps3

  • Shr00m1420


  • Ozzyman4

    I played about 2 games, turned my xbox off whilst getting a cup of tea, went back to play it and that error message started occurring, can’t describe how annoying this is.

    • Guest


  • blackdonte


  • Tristianlumbert

    i just download the beta i was excited but when i tried to play multiplayer the same problem happened i waited it to download for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JTG

    Did you all really expect perfection? It’s a beta, it’s suppose to have flaws, be happy EA made it open for you to play it.

    • Ian

      shut up! its supposed to fine tune the game…were not able to play it at all

      • JTG

        Yea and how do you fine tune something? You check for errors (I.e. connection issues) then you diagnose the error, and fix it. Know what you’re talking about before you say it.

  • Popo

    havent even played a single match yet

  • Joelbutz

    Ya same here I got this prob in bf bc2 but it was always ok as long and just restarded the game but this isn’t what’s going this time I am severely dissapointed

  • Avillase728

    I managed to get in yesterday for about an hour but nothing today at all. All in all looks cool, but prone seems to be a major problem.

  • Keishond

    It’s a beta I shoulda known!! They’ll fix it

    • Matt

      Every Battlefield game on console has been a connection nightmare.  This kind of issue is not new and proves EA/DICE can make an awsome game but still haven’t figured out how to get it online correctly…

  • christopher

    i play at like 12 pm and i loved it ..shut it off to eat lunch and now it says Ea connection lost

  • Zach Adkins

    I’m having this issue too, but I just like how all over Xbox it says to try the BF3 Open Beta… hm… how can we try something that doesn’t work?

    EDIT: At the top right it says; ‘Thank you for helping us with the Beta, if you are experiencing connection problems it is due to the server maintenance. Stay tuned!’

    There ya go!

    • christopher

      yeah it sucks
      they say they been working on it but its been over 2 hours

      • Zach Adkins

        Yeah I know, I’ve been trying since I downloaded it and nothing… I keep getting kicked off of the EA Servers for NCAA too.

  • Syphon135

    urgh when is it comming on!?

    • christopher

      for xbox  they been working on it for 2 hours now and still nothing

  • Daniel Gautier

    i cant even get to matchmaking i click multiplier and it reads connection  to ea lost help!!!!!! 

  • Ram

    exact same problem, downloaded about 2 hours ago, not 1 game played :(

  • christopher

    well go check if you have it cuz i just got in yay !!!

  • mcraigie4

    I’ve been having the problem but I finally got the the matchmaking screen and it’s now it keeps saying “could not find a server to join”

    • Zach Adkins

      I’m in, try it a few more times.

  • Zach Adkins

    Well I was playing then all of a sudden it said I got dropped, I’m impressed so far from the one game I played and 2 level ups I received.

  • Jools Russell

    Well It says im too young apprently , anyway to change ??

    • La


  • Eryn Vazquez

    If these connection problems are a constant issue with these Battlefield games. Then I will stick with my COD.

    • ZombiesInMyMall

      Note: BETA
      The servers (if all goes to plan) will be up an running perfectly once the game releases :)

  • Evan

    I hope they fix it as soon as possible cause I want to play. 

  • Daniel Gautier

    wow i was in the game when i got dropped out of the game i went  to quick mach and its says lost conn with ea

  • Daniel Gautier

    wow i was in the game when i got dropped out of the game i went  to quick mach and its says lost conn with ea

  • Jools Russell

    Anyway I can change age it says too young?? Please reply

  • Evan

    What is going on with the graphics. They look like Battlefield Bad Company 2 graphics. I hope it just for the beta and not for the real game.

    • ZombiesInMyMall

       Who cares if the graphics aren’t ridiculously impressive? Also, the graphics in BF3 are MUCH better than BFBC2

  • Jools Russell

    Anyway I can change age it says too young?? Please reply     

  • Hhhhiestand

    this sucks! iv waited so long for this and now the servers arent working. this is quite ridiculous EA should have been prepared for such a large amount as this!  

  • Mr. Review

    All you people need to calm down, So what if you wanted to play after school and found out that you all flooded the servers. My god children please this is BETA there are still some problems to expect its not like they are just going to give you the good full game, this is a downloaded scrap testing version. I love it how some say “I’m going back to COD” As if Black Ops was any better, I loved the game play with this and it has awesome potential unfortunately every got on and flooded it which screwed EA. So Calm down, rumor has it 9PM it will come back up, lets hope this time not so many kids will flood it. But Trust me this game will be awesome on the finished disk.

    • dc

      9pm Eastern time?

    • Zach Adkins

      I’m offended by this, not everyone is a kid and not everyone believes Black Ops is terrible. You should definitely get your facts straight about people before you slander them, not knowing who they are. I happen to be 19 and go to college, I played NCAA while waiting to download, oh guess what, NCAA is having error issues too because it’s EA Servers. So there’s 2 games I can’t play online. Oh, and I never had a problem with CoD when it was flooded, some “can’t join game(s)” but it still worked whereas here (I know it’s a Beta don’t blast me about it) I can’t even change my kits.


      • Mr. Review

        I don’t get how you are offended when it wasn’t even directed towards you, I am sick of the complaints and how people are now saying mw3 will be the better game becuase bf3 beta does not work for them. How am I blasting you about the beta when you were not even doing anything if you think I am saying everyone is a kid I am sorry this was directed towards the biggest whiners.. You of all people should know that most CoD players are Under the age of 18 and like to make people get mad. Sorry about you not being able to play I am mad with this also,But Sometimes we shall just have to deal with it and not freak out over a Beta not working.

      • Julio Gatsby

        I agree Black Ops is not terrible, the only reason people like Mr. Review hate Black ops is because they cant noobtube and camp as much as in MW2

      • Gevz

        People like you make me facepalm. “I’M OFFENDED BY THIS” Blah blah blah. You act like he was talking specifically to you when he was obviously generalizing with the children thing. “I happen to be 19 and go to college, however I do act like the young children in your targeted generalization.” Seriously…

  • Yankeesisbomb

    and back to mw2 i go for an hour…. stupid thing took two hours to download and it doesnt even work…… screw you EA

    • enumclaw2006

      Agreed, EA should have been prepared for this

  • Nrm6032

    Well I have no problem with the fact that they are experiencing difficulties with the connection, I just find it very funny that every EA game I’ve ever played always has significant server issues.  You would think now that they’ve been doing the online thing for so long now they could figure out how to get it to work properly when something is released.  Instead they release the game, have server problems, fix them, then rinse and repeat.  Really tired of EA servers.

  • Romain Pottier

    Me and my friend got the same problem. All on 360 but earlier this day, we’ve played for hours. From France

  • Conley707

    There is a similar problem on pc. It will just sit in matchmaking and will not connect.

  • Nic Welch

    Hi im from austrailia and me and my freinds where playing late last night and there where a few EXTREMELY laggy games and it did randomly drop out but we found some games with no lag that we connected to easily and now this morning ive ttied to play it and boom not even opening the multiplayer menu? :(

  • Parish ZeroTolerance Deberry

     Yeah The EA servers on xbox 360 are acting up.

  • Gxracer

    I’ve been part of beta tests since Counter Strike.. This is how great games are made guys..

  • Kyle Dodge

    I will admit, I am a HARDCORE cod player. I play ~3 hours every day. But I had gotten extremely bored of the gameplay and immature elemets of the game. I was extremely excited about this beta because of all the hype surrounding the BF franchise. I got to play for about an hour. it was definetely a different experience, and i was very impressed with the size of the map and attention to detail. But network problems are something I cannot stand (I am a sys admin/network engineer). When a beta as big as this comes out, EA should know that they need to handle excessive amounts of traffic. This is very dissapointing. However I do realize that this is a beta, and this is the reason they release betas. I really hope that the actual game comes out flawlessly, because I am so sick of the boring cod franchise. I hope BF3 sells the hell out of mw3. Good luck EA.

  • Anonymous

    I remember a similar thing happening with the battlefield bad company 2 beta.  Luckily there was never a problem when they actually released the game, so the same thing will probably happen with battlefield 3.

  • Maddsurf

    I am ick of you people saying its a Beta it shoudl have some problems. Yeah problems with gameplay not servers, EA should have expected this when they made a Open Beta for people to try. I got in on eary access on the 27th and played like crazy for 6 hours BUT once they Opened the Beta the servers died.

    This is a Server problem not a Beta Problem PERIOD, and EA’s servers are notoriously shitty!

    • Death Reaper8869


  • fosterrobbie98

    Mine wont even let me press multiplayer

    • Aurelianalchemy

      same with me

  • noisy child.

    I’m fiending, please EA just give me some more!

  • xbox3601234567889

    Just tried to show my son on XBox 360 and it wont connect to the sever.  Sure sounds like a server problem not a Beta problem.  THey should of expected it.

  • Doug

    this happens when i click on multiplayer not fined match

  • Kmaas103

    guess if off to jerkin off while i wait for this thing to actually work :/

  • Anonymous

    I bet they’re poppin bubbly over at Activision about now…

    • Audiowize


  • Walker Peterson

    Well I’ve never played Battlefield but if they can’t make a simple Beta work whatsoever WITH dedicated servers I think I’m glad I pre-ordered mw3 instead…

    • Aurelianalchemy

      beta is never simple and it’s this type of thing that beta is for.  mistakes are supposed to be made so that they may be corrected

    • Jaredwardell8

      we dont want you on BF3 anyway douche

  • Justin Todd Brooks

    I had the exact same connection issues even with the full release of BFBC and BF1943.

    So the obvious culprit is the EA servers. They have to support all the people from the classic games, newer games and now just the BF open beta alone swarms the servers to over 1/3 of what it was before.

  • Justin Todd Brooks

    PS I’m also one of the people who can’t even get passed the main menu b4 it sais “lost connection to EA online”

  • Aurelianalchemy

    Has EA released any new info about getting the servers up and atom?  If not when do most of you expect they will get things running smoothly again?

  • Death Reaper8869

    I pressed A, for about a hour then i got in to a game lag and all that was apart of it i guess..Dont know if I going to get on again..They got alot to work out..Look to wait a while if you want to play..How much money does EA make…Upgrade your gear F@#^

  • Bad juju

    E.A. does this with every game I have ever played of theirs. Usually the game release is the beta. I am surprised they put out an actual beta to begin with……. No surprise it doesn’t work. Don’t expect the release date “final” product to be any better. In fact I would bet my next pay check, that when it does release, you won’t be able to play a working version for at least the first week. If any E.A. programers read this please follow Infidity Ward and Activision’s example they actually have playable games with little problems, the only problems they have are the mod’ers and cheaters….

  • Joshua Palmer

    PS3 version works flawlessly on my wireless signal but my PC gets timed out from the server after like 15 min of gameplay but finding matches is quicker than Call of duty

  • Southgamedemon99

    Mine tells me that it lost connection the second I press matchmaking.  :.. (

    • Erbowman1

      that happens to me to

    • Griffin Maynard

      Yeah it loads for a minute and then says connection lost or whatever. You’re not alone

  • Tntflaco

    i had conection problems with bbc2 last month i got with ea about it and thay said thay were upgrading there servers getting ready for battlefield 3 looks like thay didn’t spend enough money on there servers. it took 2 to 3 weeks before thay got the servers to work before i could get online with bbc2. get ready for alot of conction problems with the full version when it comes out. i have no fath in ea games ability to fix problem to keep them from happening until thay happen and everyone conplains. GET IT TOGETHER EA

  • Nativepride77

    they will fix it. but i just cant wait. im off to plat BFBC 2. {360}


      Whats your gamertag! I will play with you.

  • Sschulz0951

    Cmon EA get it together

  • Jaredwardell8

    any update when it might work for 360 bummed out man

  • Jaredwardell8

    i am bummed but you clowns dont realize people have lives and sh*t happens they cant work night and day so if your saying EA sucks or what not how about dont get the game and go tug and blow in more tissues.

    • Guest

      They’re being really professional and you’re overreacting. F**k you buddy.

    • Elliott Quick

      They produce games for a living… they should have working products. I understand a little downtime, more people trying to get on then they can handle.. but its happened in the past.. they should prepare for this better.

  • dc

    Its working now!!

  • Sullenrep

    mine still not working. Did you do anything specific?

  • BF3 Beta

    10:33 Central Time

    Not working…

  • BF3 Beta

    10:40 Central time
     Multiplayer accesable

  • enumclaw2006

    Mine’s still not working either, I’m in Washington state. Where are you at that its working?

    • Jameslydin

      I’m in selah Washington. No beta here either

  • jordan hardee

    The beta will get back up……… just wait they will fix it give some pride to EA dang you play it all day you no that they will fix…….

  • Ssaremis

    still nothing i need my bf3 rush MAN!

  • Ssaremis

    yo im about to grab a gun and just make my own real life game @.@93a295b96089dd911efe138d04d4b91e:disqus 

  • Audiowize

    I’ve had the same problem with bad company 2 for weeks now and yesterday also with the beta!! I don’t know whats wrong. EA wants me to delete my hdd because of corrupted files but i think the problem is the EA servers it’s a shame because Battlefield has always been my favorite game! I play on Xbox

    Hope they’ll resolve it soon!

    • Smarty88

      I had problems with bf2 just go on ea games login and reset your password, that worked for me.
      It not the same with nf3 though

      • Audiowize

        Thanks mate i’ll give it a spin!:) my gamertag is Audiowize


  • Anonymous

    I was really looking forward to this, but evn if they managed to fix all the bugs in the next two weeks, i still dont think id buy it


    Oh my god!!! It keeps saying ea lost connection when i press multyplayer. This happens everytime and im getting pissed. And what makes it even worse, one of my xbox live friends is playing the beta on metro!!! The game is just taunting me!

  • UnveiledPanic

    same problem with ps3 last night i lost about one hour playing only 5 mins between errors until i finally decided that i was stressed enough to let it rest for until today maybe it will dissapear
    i thout it was my router or internet conection but it seems that it’s a common problem…. also map tearing is real stressfull and ghost mapping also,, cmmon dice do something about it

  • smarshals88

    Still not working been off since 8pm last night uk time
    looking forward to trying it

  • Ianlawrence1979

    Ive got an error msg saying player too young. Im 32!!!!! Any ideas

    • trat

      it should say you’re too old.

  • Rickyhart8

    same problem on PS3

  • Rickyhart8

    lost connection to EA servers

  • Dcboys082709

    cant connect here. connection to ea online lost. 12:05 eastern time.

  • Nat Flor

    Mine doesn’t even let me go into matchmaking right from the start it just says connection to EA online was lost

    • Dcboys082709

      yeah i click on multiplayer and it says connection lost but i was just playing it like 2 hours ago fine i went out for a few came back and now this,,

  • Dcboys082709

    just got in working now. 12:29 eastern time

  • Dmclayton

    yea i had the same problem it let me in a game for about ten mins after about an hour of trying then it took me back to the home screen and started showing me the error mesage.

  • Scoot

    Mine just says unknown error when I try multiplayer…anysuggestions

  • Zenduce

    Hi – i got rid of the unknown error issue.

    I completely powered off PS3 (from plug).  Into game,  go to options and then select invite friends.  this then brings up agreements and email confirmation screen.   once done – job a goodun no more errors

    • xboogiex305


  • Guest

    I start it up and I get unknown error anyone know what that’s about I’m on xbox by the way

  • Sgrallert97

    on PS3 too

  • Jaymalham

    When i push accept while highlighting multiplayer (XBOX) it acts it is loading then a warning box comes up that says “error”. I can push “a” to select “ok” and the warning goes away. At this point on the bottom left of the screen it says “loading” over and over and so on…


    I saw on the EA server that they were having issues and were rebooting each server for each consol type one at a time, heck this really isnt unexpected they released the beta to the whole world for free and everyone tried to play at once.  Personally I envisioned EA supervisors standing over the resident server nerds with whips screaming fix it …fix it …fix it :)

  • minecraft73

    Can some1 help me? Every time I try to play the versa it says “player is too young” what do I do?

    • Steeltoehammer

      Change parental controls on your console/PC

      • Tt Kevin

        how do we do that

  • Marijn Miller

    When I try to join a server, my windows 7 pops up with a message saying “BF3 betá” doesn’t work”
    Also, when I try to click quick match, an error message pops up below saying my firewall is blocking the program. When I check, the firewall is open for BF3b. Anyone have the same problem and know how to fix it? I’ve re-installed it twice.

  • Alexhockey98

    im having a problum when i try to join mach it allways says need to close game in background even when thats all thats on

  • Kawicrazed_125_05

    other than a couple of minor bugs and glitches, i have had no problem for the last two nd a half days on my ps3, i am having problems on the pc though. has anyone else noticed the diving into the map or constant bouncing when prone next to something. I have also had the screen go white in front of me but i could see to the sides, it doesnt last long but was kinda annoying


  • Alex

    I keep getting booted off in the middle of the match and i get disconnected every 20 min and it freezes my xbox i have the brand new 250 gb xbox and i just got it like 2 months ago although it could be because i got crappy internet

  • Matt

    I play on XBOX 360 and it says


    Matchmaking failed- could not find a server to join

    All my other games work fine except for Battlefield games.. Anybody know whats going on or how to fix it..?

  • bahman

    i play but ultimate extreme lag but im in australia so that might be the reason please respond if otherwise or have an answer

  • Josh_bibb

    i always get into a game but get booted after about 30 seconds…

  • Voodoo

    When i join a server. my game manager says connecting/logging in but nothing seems to happen.

  • Mattbarthold

    I didn’t have a problem getting on and playing until yesterday Oct 9, 2011. Since then I have had the same error message and not able to get on and play.

    • Joshua Wilcox

      Me too, i have been playing fine until today (oct, 10)

  • Bigtrucker6998

    its the same on playstation 3 was ok till yesterday :-(

    • Aidan

      According to DICE, the open beta is now closed.  D: Guess we just have to wait for the 25th now. . .

      If you want proof, go to DICE’s twitter page and scroll down a bit. It’s there.

      • Mike Deal

        ho.. ok then ill keep the money for MW3!! 

  • Jameslay33809

    same for me on ps3  “The Connection with EA Online was lost”.


    manafesto your the best my flow is emaculint girls adore me and me and kc flow boy are going steight to the top 

    • Cdotholland4

      how r u gonna go to the top and you cannot even spell….”steight”

  • Guest

    same problem on PS3!!!!  butrnot battlefield 3 only, even in skate 3 and other EA online games!

    • Mike Deal

      wow lol great!! 

  • Alem_psv

    Everyone gets that error because the beta is over, u cant even download it anymore, i tried to delete it and download it again but wenn i wanted to download it it wasnt there. So i think its over meeeeen.


    • Jesse

      WRONG!!  I downloaded it about 5 minutes ago.  Check your facts before posting, moron.

  • Sony PS3

    same in ps3, this sucks!!!!!!

  • Brenthappy

    I have been trying for two days on Xbox360 no luck . I thought maybe they shut it down just don’t know

  • Cdotholland4

    im on ps3 and have had this problem for the past 3 days

  • stez

    dose anyone know why is not leting us play and y is the ea conntion down i cant find anything on it

  • charlie

    im on ps3 and it keeps doing the same to me

  • Manchild2209

    im a playstation 3 owner and im having the same issues… 

  • Ffrederikk

    same problems here,  if i can’t try Battlefield 3, i will properly spend my money on MW3 

  • Gooner23

    ive been playin the beta since it was released.i got all the way to level 41 now this happens just about to unlock claymores and it kicks me and havent been able to get back on since 3 days now come on EA sort it out

  • Buafldkenf

    The Beta ended 10 Oct, thats what the problem is. Sorry guys!

  • Eriksen11

    It should be called teasers not beta versions. Now we have to wait two more weeks! 

  • Luis

    ps3 same problem persists

  • Aaronmoreno20

    wow same thing that is happing to me :[ iI really enjoyed the DEMO too

  • guest

    Im still playing BFBC2 and recently had to do a 360 update and as soon as it was done it totaly messed upp everything. Online games – just wont happen. IF I manage to get into one it has serious lagissues and within minutes I “loose contact with the server”, so problems are not occuring in BF3 alone. Seems like both EA and Xbox have fucked upp…

  • bringitimrude

    as soon as i press x on multiplayer it tries to connect but it doesnt then i go to trie it again and it doesnt even trie to connect the bf3 beta servers this sucks:(

  • Kos Smith

    This happing to all my EA games. Can’t connect auto log, B-Comany 1 servers, Mercs 2 occasionally connects. What’s wrong?

  • Davidvonk

    Noob xbox

  • Tdog437

    I have a adult account and it says “the player is to young”. Guys if you could post a comment with a solution that would be great. Thanks

  • Cf Nygren

    I also had thet problem

  • LJ

    Player is to young,,,,, whats this about, EA cant solve or xbox live cant solve , their view was ,if you find a solution let us know….. im stuck ,, any thoughts?

  • Spencerb0511

    for ncaa 10 basketball is the server down or did they get rid of it???

  • Cf Nygren

    I know if it stands player is to young you can`t fix it. you have to make a new xbox live acount and fix so you are over 18. I did it and it work fine

  • Tjmg5555

    I have an adult account and it won’t connect om xbox……anybody figure this out?

  • 4orky

    turn off upnp on server fixes connection error

  • 4orky

    turn off upnp on server fixes connection error

  • 4orky

    Sorry turn upnp on router (noob) will fix connection error

    • Daniel Bloodmane

      what the bloody hell is upnp? and how do i rerout that? 0_0

  • 4orky

    Sorry turn upnp on router (noob) will fix connection error

  • John

    It’s happening with the Playstation 3 also, I can’t even play campaign because the connection says its lost.

  • rustypoon

    ridiculous! you shouldn’t be allowed to release a game that has so many bugs on so many peoples systems, I received B3 on ps3 for Christmas and I cannot play online for more than a few minutes and it causes my ps3 to freeze, I have never experienced this with any other game. If they don’t fix this major issue soon I will be looking for a refund, maybe they should call up the makers of mw3 and take some notes! HURRY UP or repay me and i will go back to COD never to return to Battlefield!

  • Ronbang

    Its been doing the same thing to me for TWO DAYS says connection with EA online was lost cant even play the campaign cause its just wont connect. I thought it was going to just be one day but nope this is going on 2 days now and same thing mulitplayer, quickmatch, find game, it says joining server for about 30 seconds then says conncetion with EA online was lost…check network settings blah blah blah im connceted to xbox live its fine….EA FIX THIS NOW!!!