Battlefield 4 problems on UK release day as servers struggle under load

Battlefield 4 launched in the UK today, but servers have so far failed to cope with the influx of players. 

It follows the bugs and connection issues some users experienced with the US Battlefield 4 release date, a few days ago.

DICE, the makers of BF4, hoped an open Beta and a staggered world-wide release date would minimise the server connection issues and bugs many gamers experienced with the release of Battlefield 3 last year. Unfortunately with a cross-platform game of this magnitude there was always likely to be some teething problems. 

A number of bugs and other problems have appeared, particularly in the multiplayer section of the game, that have left some gamers fuming on Twitter and forums. Server queues have been disabled following problems while there is an issue with some AMD graphics cards that require a driver update. An AMD beta driver was made available during the Battlefield 4 beta test but it appears that new issue have appeared since the beta ended. According to forum reports DICE are investigating the issues.

Server errors seem to be appearing primarily on Xbox and PC versions but some PS3 owners are complaining that server lists are empty and there are problems attempting to start quick matches. 

Server owners are also reporting server crashes and instability. DICE released a server update yesterday to resolve some, but not all, of the issues.

Some PC owners are struggling to download BF4. This appears to be primarily a firewall issue and if you are experiencing it you should allow a number of programs through the Windows Firewall these are:

  1. Origin.exe
  2. OriginClientService.exe
  3. EAProxyInstaller.exe
  4. igoproxy64.exe 

(Special thanks to thegr8sid for this tip.)

Unfortunately there is no solution yet for PS3 owners struggling to download Battlefield 4 from the PSN store.

Those lucky enough to play and complete the single player campaign have noticed a problem with weapons that should become unlocked still being unavailable.   

It’s early days and a lot of players are experiencing problem–free play, but there seems to be a few issues with Battlefield 4. The good news is DICE appears to be working hard to resolve them and we’ll keep updating this story with more fixes and news as they appear.

Are you experiencing problems with Battlefield 4 servers? Have you found a solution or workaround for a specific problem? Let us know in the comments below. 
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