The Battlelog, along with Battlefield 3‘s game servers, are currently experiencing issues resulting from what appears to be cyber attacks, as development studio DICE looks into possible solutions.
The team has announce via Twitter that “the current Battlefield 3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers.” They added, “we are working on a variety of solutions to address this problem and are focused on resolution as quickly as possible.”
According to official Battlelog forum threads on the matter, the outages appear to be affecting both PC and console game servers.
DICE has stated, “we will provide the most up to date information to the community on our various channels, including the Battlelog Twitter account. We are very disappointed by these activities and the impact they are having for all to enjoy BF3. Thank you for your patience!”
We’ll be sure to update this piece with any info regarding the outages.
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DICE writes that due to the recent outages, “the BF3 double XP event previously planned for May 9-13 will be held at a later date.”
DICE is continues to struggle with denial-of-service attacks. The team writes in a Battlelog forum post:
“Despite our security measures, we have been working around the clock to mitigate the impact of an ongoing denial-of-service attack on our Battlefield 3 game infrastructure over the last several days. While the motives are unclear, the focus of the attack has been interference with network communications preventing access to multiplayer gameplay. At this point, no user data is involved. We share your frustration about the impact this has had to our service and the ability for many of you to play Battlefield 3. We are working tirelessly to mitigate the problem.”
“As a part of our efforts to resolve these issues, we’ve conducted rolling restarts of Battlefield infrastructure servers to apply some updates. Thank you for your patience and support while we work to get everyone back and playing Battlefield 3 as soon as possible. More updates to come.”