Those frustrated with the lack of hardcore servers in the console versions of Battlefield 3 need not worry any longer.
DICE has recently announced that “hardcore servers for console should be recovered and functioning properly.” They also ask to “please let [them] know if you’re still having problems!”
For those unaware, hardcore servers on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Battlefield 3 unexplainably disappeared about four days ago. Though no reason was given as to why this happened, it looks as though the servers are now back up and running. We tested this ourselves on the Xbox 360 version and they are indeed there.