Fix for BF3 PunkBuster game disconnected problems

 

By Posted 24 Jan 2012, 17:45

Today we are hearing reports of PC gamers being inadvertently kicked out of games of Battlefield 3 by PunkBuster, the good news is that the guys at EA DICE have been looking into the issue and there is now a possible solution.

We first heard of this issue when EA DICE’s Global Battlefield Community Manager tweeted this message: “Game disconnected: you were kicked by Punkbuster errors are beeing looked into right now” and we spotted plenty of complaints of complaints on Twitter (see here).

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The error which is currently affecting gamers reads: “Game disconnected: you were kicked by Punkbuster”, we have embedded an image below which shows a screenshot of the issue, the good news is that this is a PunkBuster fault and nothing to do with the game or your account.

To resolve the issue simply download the latest version of PunkBuster, you can download this here, and during the installation procedure it will uninstall the previous versions of the application. When you open the new version of PunkBuster for the fist time you will have to select Battlefield 3 from the ‘Add a Game’ section and check for updates – once you see a message reading ‘No New Updates Needed’ you are ready to go. If for some reason you have problems with any of this check out this link.

Hopefully we will find out more about exactly why this error occurred soon, it’s just nice to see EA DICE and the guys at PunkBuster working well together to create such a quick fix given the fact that it’s still less than 24 hours since we began hearing reports of issues.

Has this fix worked for you?

  • Gunther

    No, that is an old fix that worked last year. Now it is different.

  • Biki_ayan

    i am officially pissed at Dice and battlefield 3 now. I have not been in more than one technical fault for other multiplayer games but with battlefield 3 its like a new problem every week. But i guess that comes with the idea of making the most interesting “BATTLELOG”. Battlelog my #@#.

  • http://www.facebook.com/metallicJAM Jamie Northam

    totally different problem indeed, AND error message, i get ;
    Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player ‘derdidit’ (for 0 minutes) … RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab 

  • Edgardo A_88

    it doesn´t work for me. (Argentina)

  • Wolfmanprime

    nope not working in South Africa,Played till 1 am last night no probs.Cant get anywhere tonight.grrrr

  • B4837741

    me too….played until 1am with zero problems, now this….to be honest I am sick of BF3 and its issues.  The game is great but EA, Battlelog, Punk buster etc have turned it into a nasty horrible experience…..I’ve had crashing, BSOD’s and general buginess. 

  • stamp

    Yeah, this fix isn’t working for me at least.

  • 4thstorm

    bring back battlefield 2 least you could play it, i would rather go to work and suffer this or sucide. or even go and get drunk at least you can recover from it.

  • Howiec789

    I am having flashing issues and then disconnect.   I have formatted and installed windows all over, did manuel punkbuster update, no help.  Hope the coming patch or update fixes it.  I do not have the problem with campaign.

    • Oscar K

      if you know the way to fix this… plz tell me :) thank

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000460011239 Tommy Poon

    me too!! i download the Punkbuster about 4 to 5 times, but it no work . this make me angry

  • Luckylucker69

     Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason:
    PunkBuster kicked player ‘************’ (for 0 minutes) …
    RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure
    (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab                   :(

  • Michaelnov

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’says martin luther…so
     
    I have a dream…. please EA  program a punkbuster what used…that we can play battlefield 3 or enything else…
     
    I have a dream that it is in the next update, not an extra program what we downloading, not with proxy comunication… not in the firewall, that the cheaters ending…
     
    SO EA WHERE IS YOUR SOLUTION… WHERE?????

    that is my dream…

    Mike

  • Michaelnov

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’says martin luther…so
     
    I have a dream…. please EA  program a punkbuster what used…that we can play battlefield 3 or enything else…
     
    I have a dream that it is in the next update, not an extra program what we downloading, not with proxy comunication… not in the firewall, that the cheaters ending…
     
    SO EA WHERE IS YOUR SOLUTION… WHERE?????

    that is my dream…

    Mike

  • Lionel

    Tried it, and does not work at all. Tried it a few times actually..

  • http://twitter.com/jackoatmon Thomas Smith

    Fix doesn’t work for me.