I’ve been reading dozens and dozens of stories about people having issues with Battlefield 3: getting triple billed, unable to activate or unable to join games. These are all serious problems and I hope that EA fixes them and prevents them in the future Knowing EA the prevention wont happen), however you only ever hear the bad stories.
In my case I bought Battlefield 3 on Friday, went home, downloaded and installed it. Launched Battlelog, joined a server and started playing. Servers are a bit glitchy left and right, and sometimes lag a bit but other than that it’s smooth sailing.
I really hope everyone that is having problems gets them resolved ASAP. I figured I’d also show that it isn’t fucked up for everyone.
As I’ve lately got a preference for Battlefield over Call of Duty I was quite excited when I heard that there was an open beta for Battlefield 3.
So after downloading Origin and letting it install Battlefield 3 I fired it up, and it opened a website, okay not what I prefer for finding a match but it’ll do.
So I go find a random server with room and hit the join button, okay my mouse shows the loading graphic. Ok good origin says it’s starting Battlefield 3. Okay bf3.exe in task manager… poof, gone.
It seems in my case Battlefield decided that it will just crash during start-up, doesn’t even go beyond 30MB of RAM usage so it’s crashing really early in its start-up phase.
I updated my drivers, reinstalled it and rebooted my computer, nothing, and considering this is really a minimal windows install (Only games + game related software) it seems highly unlikely my OS install is the problem.
This is a shame as I was quite excited for it after watching some gameplay footage and commentaries.
Well guess I’ll try again sometime soon when it’s fixed, hopefully this is before the beta ends.
Update: fixed it!