Fix for BF3 PunkBuster game disconnected problems

By Jamie Pert - Jan 24, 2012

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).

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.

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