If you’ve bought the chart-topping Battlefield Bad Company 2 you have more than likely taken the game online and struggled with some connection errors. EA has sent out a message addressing the connection issues, assuring service should resume shortly. PC and 360 Players will have to deal with the outages for a while longer as existing servers are restarted and new servers added. The PS3 servers however are apparently back to normal and players should have no problem killing each other by tank, helicopter and boat.
Being a PC player myself I am angry that EA has once again managed to underestimate server load for their game. I would think 3 million demo downloads and the problems that existed for every other Frostbyte-based Battlefield game and Beta would give them a good hint, but apparently no.
As you may have heard, due to a high surge in traffic over the weekend, the Bad Company 2 servers encountered outages. I wanted to tip you and your readers that the EA team is hard at work at fixing the problem. Here’s an overview of the current server status:
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- X360 was severely impacted, and the service is being restarted. It should be back online and we 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 we are monitoring closely. We will then start checking the quality of the customer experience to determine possible next steps.
- PS3 appeared to have a brief outage, but has quickly recovered and the services is functioning properly at this time.
All teams are working on diagnosing and remediating the issue, including adding additional servers to help alleviate the load. The EA team sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience and I’ll continue to provide you with further updates on the latest developments as they are occur.