[Updated] Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Launch Fumbles on the PS3

Update: We are receiving word that re-downloading the Close Quarters DLC on the PS3 resolves the issue of not being able to join Close Quarters matches. If you are running into issues, try simply re-downloading it from the PSN store (not the Battlefield 3 in-game store). You shouldn’t be charged a second time.

Battlefield’s official Twitter account just confirmed to us that, “yes, re-downloading from the PSN store rather than from within game has been fixing this for people.”

EA Support also recently issued this statement:

This issue has been resolved. In order to play Close Quarters, you will need to re-download the expansion from the in-game store. Once this is complete, you will be able to play on Close Quarters maps. Remember this only affected North American PS3 users who own Premium. Close Quarters is not yet available for X360 and PC players.

Original Story: It’s safe to say, and perhaps an understatement, that many PS3 Battlefield 3 Premium members are upset.

Just yesterday, June 4th, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters DLC launched on the PS3 for those who purchased the Battlefield 3 Premium service for $49.99. While many PS3 users were excited and anxious to try out this brand new infantry-based DLC, sadly, things didn’t quite go according to plan for Battlefield 3 developers, DICE.

We’ve been getting numerous reports of PS3 players having trouble connecting to Close Quarters matches, some not being able to connect at all. Normally, an issue like this could slide under the radar, but for those paying good money to receive early access, it could be a cause of concern.

So far, no progress seems to have been made, though EA Support did have this to say on their official website.

We are aware that North American Battlefield Premium members are currently experiencing trouble connecting to Close Quarters maps and servers on Playstation 3. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and will update this page when we have more information.

You can still play online by de-selecting Close Quarters maps from the server selection screen. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on the situation once more information becomes available. Feel free to follow MP1st on Twitter and Facebook.

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