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Battlefield 3 beta problems with EA Online connection

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.

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Ronbang
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!!!

rustypoon
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!

John
John

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

4orky
4orky

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

4orky
4orky

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

4orky
4orky

turn off upnp on server fixes connection error

4orky
4orky

turn off upnp on server fixes connection error

Tjmg5555
Tjmg5555

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

Cf Nygren
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

Spencerb0511
Spencerb0511

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

LJ
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?

Cf Nygren
Cf Nygren

I also had thet problem

Tdog437
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

Davidvonk
Davidvonk

Noob xbox

Kos Smith
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?

bringitimrude
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:(

guest
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…

Aaronmoreno20
Aaronmoreno20

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

Luis
Luis

ps3 same problem persists

Eriksen11
Eriksen11

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

Buafldkenf
Buafldkenf

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

Gooner23
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

Ffrederikk
Ffrederikk

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

Manchild2209
Manchild2209

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

charlie
charlie

im on ps3 and it keeps doing the same to me

stez
stez

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

Cdotholland4
Cdotholland4

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

Brenthappy
Brenthappy

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

Sony PS3
Sony PS3

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

Alem_psv
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.

Greetz

Guest
Guest

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

MANAFESTO LYRICS
MANAFESTO LYRICS

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

Jameslay33809
Jameslay33809

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

Bigtrucker6998
Bigtrucker6998

its the same on playstation 3 was ok till yesterday 🙁

Mattbarthold
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.

Voodoo
Voodoo

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

Josh_bibb
Josh_bibb

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

bahman
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

Matt
Matt

I play on XBOX 360 and it says

Matchmaking:

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..?

Alex
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

Kawicrazed_125_05
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

 

Alexhockey98
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

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.

minecraft73
minecraft73

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

OLDRWIZRMONKY
OLDRWIZRMONKY

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 🙂

Jaymalham
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…

Sgrallert97
Sgrallert97

on PS3 too

Guest
Guest

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

Zenduce
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

Scoot
Scoot

Mine just says unknown error when I try multiplayer…anysuggestions

Dmclayton
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.

Dcboys082709
Dcboys082709

just got in working now. 12:29 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
Dcboys082709

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

Rickyhart8
Rickyhart8

lost connection to EA servers

Rickyhart8
Rickyhart8

same problem on PS3

Ianlawrence1979
Ianlawrence1979

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

smarshals88
smarshals88

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

UnveiledPanic
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

HEADSHOT!
HEADSHOT!

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!

Anonymous
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

Audiowize
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!

Ssaremis
Ssaremis

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

Ssaremis
Ssaremis

still nothing i need my bf3 rush MAN!

jordan hardee
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…….

enumclaw2006
enumclaw2006

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

BF3 Beta
BF3 Beta

10:40 Central time
 Multiplayer accesable

BF3 Beta
BF3 Beta

10:33 Central Time

Not working…

Sullenrep
Sullenrep

mine still not working. Did you do anything specific?

dc
dc

Its working now!!

Jaredwardell8
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.

Jaredwardell8
Jaredwardell8

any update when it might work for 360 bummed out man

Sschulz0951
Sschulz0951

Cmon EA get it together

Nativepride77
Nativepride77

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

Tntflaco
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

Southgamedemon99
Southgamedemon99

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

Joshua Palmer
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

Bad juju
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… Read more »

Death Reaper8869
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@#^

Aurelianalchemy
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?

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”

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.

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…

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Kmaas103
Kmaas103

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

Doug
Doug

this happens when i click on multiplayer not fined match

xbox3601234567889
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.

noisy child.
noisy child.

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

fosterrobbie98
fosterrobbie98

Mine wont even let me press multiplayer

Maddsurf
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!

Anonymous
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.

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… Read more »

Gxracer
Gxracer

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

Parish ZeroTolerance Deberry

 Yeah The EA servers on xbox 360 are acting up.

Nic Welch
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? 🙁

Conley707
Conley707

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

Romain Pottier

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

Nrm6032
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.

Yankeesisbomb
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

Mr. Review
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.… Read more »

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