Battlefield Bad Company 2 Servers Took a Hit, EA Working on Them

Plenty of server related action over the weekend. First Ubisoft‘s DRM servers took a nose dive and caused plenty of dis-contention among its PC-based customers since they can’t play their games, particularly Assassin’s Creed II and Silent Hunter V. That’s an entire weekend wasted trying to get their games to run.

Those who own pirated versions of the two games didn’t have a problem with the dead-in-the-water servers; apparently they were having a blast playing the games over the weekend.

On the other hand, Battlefield Bad Company 2 had a field day with its North American and European servers over the weekend. Due to a high surge of traffic, these servers encountered outages. These ARE NOT DRM servers, but rather dedicated servers for multiplayer action.

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Here’s an update for all 3 platforms:

  • Xbox 360 was severely impacted, and the service is being restarted. It should be back online and the EA Team are monitoring closely.
  • PC had an outage, but the service is offline currently and the service is being restarted. It should be back online and the EA Team are monitoring closely. The quality of the customer experience will be checked to determine possible next steps.
  • PS3 appeared to have a brief outage, but has quickly recovered and the services are functioning properly at this time.

All teams are working on diagnosing and remedying the issue, including adding additional servers to help alleviate the load.  The EA team sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience and stay tuned for updates.



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