Players of recently released DICE FPS Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on PC, PS3, and Xbox have been experiencing server issues since Friday, March 5 that have prevented many from connecting to the online multiplayer servers at all.
A fix was supposedly prepared right away but before implemented, servers once again took a hit over the weekend causing multiplayer to go haywire for all three versions of the game. Gordon Van Dyke, Associated Producer of the game from development studio DICE had this to say on the official blog yesterday,
“All teams are actively engaged in diagnosis and remediation. We are adding additional services to alleviate load,” he wrote. “Despite having a major infrastructure in place, the peak traffic this weekend has been huge, 400% higher than any other Battlefield’s peak simultaneous users. The teams will continue to monitor the services closely.”
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will provide further updates on the latest developments as they are relevant.”
IGN reports that an update for the PS3 version of the game will be available later today after its approved by Sony. However, the Xbox 360 and PC versions will not getting client updates, today anyways.
Van Dyke said,
“We are aware of a number of remaining disconnect issues on PC and we have released the “R5″ server to hosts yesterday to address some of the disconnects,” Van Dyke added. “We are continuing to work on the remaining disconnect issues to have a solution as fast as possible as well as looking into reports of other issues raised on the forums for consoles”