I Can’t Play Battlefield 3 on PC at Launch – Can You?

UPDATE: We have reached to EA asking for an update on these issues. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.

PC gamers hoping to fire up Battlefield 3 on launch night and click people in the face with guns until the wee hours of the morning (me!) appear to be, instead, reading forums looking for solutions to game-breaking crashing issues (not fun!), I’m sorry to say.

At least, this is my situation and judging from a bunch of threads on the official forums, I’m not alone. From what I can tell, there are two main problems happening:

  • People can’t even launch the game. Battlelog just fails to launch the single-player and/or multiplayer, for whatever reason. This is happening to me right now. I am eternally stuck trying to get online.
  • People can launch the game, but it’s crashing after a few minutes of gameplay. Which sounds like a driver issue, given that everyone on the forums has ridiculous beast PCs. I assume you guys have the minimum system requirements met pretty well.

Who knows, we could wake up tomorrow and this could be all fixed magically. It’s launch night, after all. This stuff happens.

PC gamers–how’s Battlefield 3 running for you? Any problems, or (better yet) solutions to any of these problems you’ve discovered? Let your brethren know in the comments.

In the meantime, you can watch our boy Zac play through the single-player campaign on Xbox 360 in our video walkthrough, which we started today. That’s not at all as good as dropping a plane on someone’s head, but it’s all I got right now.

The field of battle is a dangerous place — check out Game Front’s text and video walkthrough if you want to stay alive for long.

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95 Comments on I Can’t Play Battlefield 3 on PC at Launch – Can You?


On October 25, 2011 at 6:04 am

omg mw3 is so much better idk why u even bother play bf3 bc mw3 is going to pwn is so bad see this is wat hapens when u play a game that isnt as good at COD you need to learn your lesson hahaha i will pwn you all at mw3 when it comes out it is so muchh better lolol.


On October 25, 2011 at 6:12 am

lol… that’s got to be a fake comment. No one can be that retarded.


On October 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

The children are our future.


On October 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

Bought the game, but I feel like a retard for purchasing it.

1. The single player is so stupid, played for one hour, adn then just had to close it
2. Multiplayer right now is a joke; more lag than ing beta, it’s sad.

I always say dont buy on release day, and I always feel like when I do…I’m an idiot


On October 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

Yea Campaign was fun for me because the graphics are so good compared to 007 Goldeneye and I just am happy to see a campaign that could be real if I was on shrooms or something haha with Bose headphoens it was really sick. I can really get into a game after smoking a bowl, what can I say.

Unfortunately, I was really looking forwards to the multiplayer and I cant get into a game. At first I thought it was because I was clicking on servers that had the lock paddle lock closed but I cant get into any game, ones with 0/32 or 0/64 or games with them half f-75% full since I didnt want to join any games with only a few spots in case a bunch of people joined. SSo far no luck, and Live Chat trouble shooting I had to wait 22 minutes. the guy said .

To fix why I cant join a game.

update your computer. Check ports.
TCP: 80, 443,9988,42127
UDP: 3074, 3659, 6000, 25200
One Moment Please..
Ok, One Moment please…
Jacob is writing….

Alright, at this moment, you should uninstall the game completely, then make sure all updates are made (which it seems you have) while the game is un installed contact your Internet provider about you ports, for you computer specifically, then reinstall the game, if that doesn’t work, than contact us again and the problem will be escalated.

when I know my port Numberfrom my internet provider do I ask them to change it or something?

No, just write down everything they say, and if it doesn’t work then give the info you wrote down to the next agent you talk to. The case number for this conversation is 00304054

and by make sure all updates are made, um what did you mean? I use a driver utility by Uniblue called Power Suite. So the question I need to ask my internet provider is? What is my port number?

That is exactly right. just make sure all updates to your computer are recent before installign again

btw if I uninstall I dont have a hard copy since I pre ordered.. do I just open origin? This is my first downloaded game

as long as you still have the digital copy on you origin account then you shouldnt have any problems.


On October 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Well, I’d like to at least say I tried playing it but it stalls at 98.53% of install and just sits there so I can’t even try it out. I uninstalled origin and the game files that had loaded and re-booted. Tried it again with same results (twice). I have a brand new gamer PC with latest drivers and such and am playing several other intensive graphic games on it with no problem. Tried to just install the game NOT using Origin but seems that can’t be done near as I can see. Anyone else had these problems? Looks like a great game if I could get it to load up. I followed the instructions for JUST disc installation in the game package and that doesn’t work either.


On October 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I can’t even get the game to load battlelog tonight. I’ve restarted etc. It just gives the loading pop up screen and that’s it.


On October 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Outside of the Campaign missions sometimes not loading, and leaving me at a black screen, the game runs nicely for me except one thing. The ing sound spazzes like no other. Sounds fine then SCREECH and no sound, minute later POP and sound is back. Really weird. And yes i have all the newest drivers, and its not a hardware problem as no other game, video mp3 etc. has the problem, just BF3. Gameply is awesome tho :)


On October 26, 2011 at 7:19 am

I’m proud to say I’m one of many that have had ZERO problems. I did the Origin digital pre-purchase and was playing the game Monday (I used the Korean proxy “hack” to trick Origin into thinking it was time to unlock the game). It took me ~5-6 hours to play through the single player campaign, again with 0 issues, but I didn’t try the multiplayer then. I signed on multiplayer yesterday with a friend of mine and we had no problems at all finding and playing games. I don’t know if it’s the power of my PC or the age of it or what, but I just built my new box a couple of weeks ago and I didn’t skimp (it runs the game on Ultra settings at ~70-80fps). I wish I had something that could help you folks having issues, but unfortunately I don’t. Good luck everyone, and I hope they fix whatever is causing the problem, it’s an awesome game.

I didn’t buy it on XBox because of the poor graphics (in comparison) and server issues that seems to be happening more and more lately (Homefront anyone?), now I’m glad I didn’t.

Floyd Nimrod

On October 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

Anyone know how DICE or EA is going to fix this? As far as I can tell no official word has been given regarding these issues.


On October 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I bought the game instore,took it home, waited for the morning and then installed the game, got sent to the balttlefield 3 website, clicked launch game… Nothing. Campaign? Nothing. Its it just me or something is kinda screwed up?


On October 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

so… battlelog is not working for me or a lot of other people. Awesome! what a smooth launch.


On October 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I just bought BF3 today, and I’m having problems because I can’t launch the game!


On October 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Can’t get on the game on pc, can’t play at all, no launch. I have been on the phone with tech support for 2 days and still can’t launch, they don’t have an answer. :(
What a nightmare!


On October 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Waited outside Gamestop to pickup my PC copy at 12:01am, got it home and installed it, played multiplayer for about 3 hours (4am) went to bed, since then I have not been able to launch the game, I get stuck at the login screen for Battlelog.. if I put my email and password in correctly it just reloads the same screen again, if I put an incorrect password in it tells me that the password is incorrect… so they must validate and if so why will it go no further??

As for the statement on the EA website saying that they were overwhelmed by the amount of people logging on, that is plain Bullsh*t… So EA had no idea that they had over 2 million pre-order copies sold 2 weeks before go live… and 3 million by the 25th, I am sure they knew how many people/logins to expect, my guess is they want to save money so they underestimated the number of users hoping there would not be any issues… I think we should all demand some compensation as the product is not fit for purpose in its current form.. ie unplayable.


On October 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Yeh ive got the same issue… I get to “launch campaign” click it, and nothing happens…….


On October 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm

FIXED… i was using google chrome to “launch Campaign”. switch to IE and it should work perfectly


On October 27, 2011 at 12:02 am

I have found an issue that stopped me from playing the PC version, I noticed that I could not get past the login page for Battlelog to play the game… Well I installed Google Chrome and made it my default browser and I have now been playing online multi-player for the last few hours with some lag… I hope this helps some of you in the same position… Dump IE9 and use Google Chome broswer it works….


On October 27, 2011 at 12:03 am

Weird that we have the same issue, but changing browser works???


On October 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

Hey guys, I was using an old version of Internet Explorer. I got google chrome and made sure that my drivers were all up to date (they werent) and I could actually play. After that installed the plugin (bottom left corner of the screen). It worked for me, dont know if it will do much for you, good luck.


On October 27, 2011 at 6:34 am

Hello everyone. I have not installed BF3 just yet, but i played the alpha and beta, and always had problems with launching the game from the browser. But i found out my anti virus (In this case, AVAST) was blocking battlefield. By disabling real time protection in avast i got the game up and running after all. On my laptop though, it was a browser problem. I think it was IE i was using, and then when using firefox instead it worked. Just some tips to you guys who can’t launch the game from battlelog. Good luck! :)

Tom Pierce

On October 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

Same issue here as what others describe… got it on the 25th and spent 4-5 hours fighting it but it won’t launch on my PC. Battelog screen just sits there saying “launching game” indefinitely but nothing ever launches. Campaign, Co-op, MP… makes no difference. I did all the driver updates and port opening bull but it doesnt help. What a joke of a game. At least I have two new $60 coasters for my drink when I play MW3.
Hey DICE, If I wanted to give my money to someone and get nothing for it I’d just pay more taxes you morons.


On October 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hello I have the same problem that I couldn’t play battlefield 3 at all in my pc n I decided to uninstall it n install it back but I can’t no more cuz when they tell me to put the code for the game it says that the code was used n I don’t know what to do no more can anyone help me with that please?


On October 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

There is a problem with lunching the BF3 linked to Origin, maybe Dice try to ask Steampowed how to do it he he..


On October 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Hi Guys..

Installed the game.. Completed all the log ins.. Let all the auto updates complete…

Heres my problem… When I get taken to the game options page( Co-op, Multi Player etc) and click on any of them the game update in the bottom left of the page keeps on popping up regardles if I have installed it or not and keps opening the same web page.. I cant run the game at all as that web page with the diff game options keeps opening.. PLS HELP…

Unreal that this “game of the decade” is such a bloody up!!

Would love to play the game..


On October 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

Off to get MW3 tomorrow morning first thing!

What a FAIL Battlefield 3


On October 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

battlefail 3


On October 29, 2011 at 7:38 am

I am old bf2 vet and i regularly play the FH2 mod.
BF3 Game arrived via post this morning! :)

Installed the game(PC).
Tried working out how to launch it.. Fumble through Origin – wow it opened up a webpage? Err ok… So I launch the game via that?

Every launch option I click on I get GAME MANAGER “Initializing…” and not a whiff of the BF3 game?
I changed default browser to Chrome, still nothing?

Bloody hell! :s


On October 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

Nice to know other people have problem launching the game …. I was beginning to believe I was a complete retard here.

I guess i’ll get my money back if it doesn’t work but I didn’t buy this game to get a refund. *sigh*

Hmm is there anyone who made this work cause the beta did. And is there a prefered browser? I use FireFox for most things


On October 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

… LMAO…. What a fail my bro bought the game yesterday

he had a problem with Origin… not problem solve…. he can’t play when he click on launch campaing or Multiplayer the message pop… and said… the game is not install wtf ? …

in origin the message is : Ready to play… on the web site : no game install ?



On October 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I am more or less glad, that most of you have the same problem like me.
I bought the cheaper russian version and downloaded the English Language Data for it. After i downloaded and installed Bf3, i followed the instructions for the replacement of the “ty” russian language. After that i…
tried to play. Nothing happenened.
Tried to start via battlelog, nothing happened.
Tried to delete it (to download it again) nothing happenend.
Tried to repair it, nothing happenend.

DICE, seriously… BF3 is above and beyond my ass.
Raising the bar so high and failing right at the start.

At least Mw3 won’t fail like this.


On October 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Same problems here. Game installed fine, but will not launch via the manager or any other means. It is stuck saying there is an update, but when you click update it just loads the buy now page.

I was really looking forward to playing tonight, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen anytime soon.

This origin thing is very clunky. They really should have just added it to steam. I am not sure I trust EA with a bunch of digital purchases as I could see them just closing it down one day and just saying FU to everyone who has bought games with them.

Very frustrated at the moment for such a hyped game. Love the battlefield series, but EA has a bad habit of trying to have too much DRM and control, it always causes issues with their games.


On October 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

windows vista home prem 64 bit
6gig ram
512 video
direct x
loaded all the ORIGIN BS!!

Will not launch!! just like everyone else. Since when the F cant you play straight from the disc drive? I gotta launch thru a browser?! its one thing to have a prob with online play at launch but i cant play campaign native on my machine?

I’ll give it about 5 days, then who do i get my $$ back?


On October 30, 2011 at 12:31 am

This was the worst purchase I´ve ever done. The campaign is so ing boring, the multiplayer has the worst lags I´ve ever seen. I want my ing money back I mean I´ve never bought a game this bad. At least there Is one game that´s not a dissapointment and that´s Modern Warfare =)


On October 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I was hoping BF3 would provide some competition for COD MW. But, like everyone else here, having purchased the game on disc, and being UNABLE to get it to actually launch (Origin is the biggest cluster f*** I have ever seen), I can safely say that Call of Duty MW3 will completely destroy BF3 and EA’s miserable game launching debacle.

What a piece of sh*t. Can’t even comment on the game, since I CAN’T PLAY IT.

EPIC FAIL doesn’t do this justice. This begs for a new term, something far, far, far more pathetic than “epic fail”…


On October 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Never been so disappointed in a game, it doesn’t even function. Every time I try to connect to a server it says “Connecting…” for ever. I spoke with Akmed, Vijay and Heather on the chat after waiting 20 minutes for each, and they just told me a bunch of bull like port opening, re-installing. I did all these things and I still can’t play it. you EA, I hope you die of a painful death.


On October 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm

This is exactly why I usually don’t buy games when they first come out. I would have rather they waited an extra month or two until all the bugs were worked out instead of being really frustrated with just having paid $60 for something I can’t play.

FYI – In just figured out how to correct my issue at least. In Origin, right-click the BF3 game icon and select repair install. This should check-sum all your files and mine downloaded a 472 MB update that repaired the problem. So the DVD version must have some major bug that got updated wit it as the digital download version was already up to date and work from the start.

Either way, the origin thing is very very clunky and I am really disliking the web browser to start games. I hope it does exit out back to the browser every time I switch servers.


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On October 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Well I downloaded BF3 from the CD, got the origin and what not. Then when I pushed launch game it just said not responding; so I uninstalled the game from Origins, put in CD1, and installed the game again. Now, when I go onto my battlelog or whatever, it says there is an update, but on my Origins, it says it is up to date and good to go. Wtfbbq should I do now? Lol.


On November 1, 2011 at 2:36 am

EA’s failed me once again and i bet they don’t care either. So far i’ve tried a lot of things but it’s useless. It just keep launching endlessly on multiplayer and just pops away at co-op and campaign. I got into a co-op game once in a sudden way(don’t know how) but are they gonna fix that? I’m almost done with this company , they just had to ruin the Westwood C&C series for instance.


On November 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I have the same problem the game would not launch and the game manager is tell me there is an update. When I click the update it just goes back to Origin and nothing happens. Can play what a waste.



On November 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thank god I’m not the only one.
My problem is when I hit “Launch Campaign” or “Quick Match”, then appear a box that said “You Need To Install The Game First”. What the hack man!!! I Try to reinstall the game like 5 times, its always the samething. ORIGIN-EA SUCKS!


On November 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm


go in Origin client and press that gear icon, then press Go offline… you will at least be able to play Singleplayer until they admit mistake, make and deliver us a decent couple of gigs patch , that will allow us all to play the dam game…


On November 4, 2011 at 1:38 am

god bless Steam! Origin is just a .


On November 4, 2011 at 1:38 am

i have the problem that when i launch the game the launch screen just pop then fade.. Origin is . we want steam -.-


On November 4, 2011 at 1:40 am

When i launch the game @ Origin the launch screen just pop up then fade
Origin is just a TBH.
God bless steam days.


On November 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I can’t even log in to Origin. This happened suddenly. One minute I was playing BF3 (and I’ve got to say it was really good)…then from the 1st of Nov I’ve been unable to login to Origin at all. I’ve emailed EA, uninstalled, reinstalled … you name it. Nothing has worked. EA haven’t replied. I’m pretty sure I own this game right…I bought it. Can’t even play offline singleplayer. I know I’m not the only one.


On November 5, 2011 at 1:19 am


Can’t even start campaign bf3 just stop working and closes a min. or 2 after I started the game. it only worked once but now it aint working anymore:(

What was wrong with the old way to play battlefield?


On November 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Is there a fix this game using systems with only 64 bit software???? I’ll be bent over double and ed sideways before I go back to 32 bit browsers.


On November 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Same as everyone here, bought the game on disc,loaded it through Origin, got all the updates.
Can’t get it to even start, spent all afternoon searching out different solutions, posted on different blogs, (and boy are there a lot!!!!) about how to get it up and running, but nothing works!!!!! WASTE of money!!!!! WASTE of an afternoon.
This Origin is totally !!!!!, totally unusable!!!!!, doesn’t work!!!!Can’t comment if the game is good or bad,as can’t get past the Origin Screen to get into it.
Maybe i never will!!
Lets hope EA will get it,and realise that this Total Shambles will cost them dearly with any future games they release, could even hit them so hard that it could be their DEMISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On November 6, 2011 at 8:10 am

I cant even start the game………please help me


On November 6, 2011 at 8:15 am


How do i go in origin client……………mail me please


On November 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Game Manager

than white screen and nothing.
till 1 week. I can´t play. I´s increible. 60€ for nothing. Never again.


On November 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

If you cannot get past the BattleLog screen, change your default internet browser to Google Chrome. Internet explorer would not work for me.


On November 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

BF3′s beta was superb even me having played it on console.

So i can’t come to understand why they had to put so much extra junk in front of us when most of us don’t really give a about how well thier friends rank among themselves. All we wanted was to play the damn game.

Because of battlelog, I, like many others here, can’t even start the single player from the browser or from origin after going offline.

i have tried to reintall the game and tried to launch it from google chrom, firefox, and ,as painful as it was, internet explorer (bleh).

still no luck. and to top it all off the live chat representatives only serve to regurgitate useless information.

i know some people here have got it to work on google chrome but i just can’t.

David Ferckham

On November 12, 2011 at 5:27 am

Puchased the game on 28th of October , we have 12th today and i have not yet managed to play for the same same same problem… Initializing forever.I tried everything – updated drivers,netframework 4,browsers,ports,antivirus,firewall,motherboard,bios,files,reinstalling,admin rights,trademark changes,regedit and 1000 other things but i still fail to launch the game even when i am offline or whatever . I am pretty sure that i will never puchase a game from EA again for that . Last but not leist, i do not think that they will patch something for that simply cause they do not care . Good luck everyone ,i uninstall and throw the game to the garbage while trying to forget my 40 euros that i spent for that .Cheers .


On November 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

I’m thinking of getting my money back and buy Mw3 instead because of I havent heard of any technical problems about it, and Dice don’t even seem to be looking at any problems at all I thought Bf3 would be the greatest game ever but its just a failure! …for now

Either Dice fix the problems or I’ll hate them the rest of my life and wont buy ANY game they have been involved in!


On November 18, 2011 at 3:50 am

Well what can i say cept same same for me with BF3..no campaign launch at all…multiplayer sorta sometimes…EA u have ed up big time with this …i will be very wary of buying anything from u s in future


On November 20, 2011 at 3:35 am

Guys we all have the same problems i think they should give our money back and lets all buy MW3!!! This game was made for publicity only!!! I hope EA will closed down as a company these last few years there games have become boring!!! There all full of !!! Just Give My money back S!!! your game doesn’t even work!!! not even a single player mode, which i heard (IT SUCKS!)


On November 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

1. Problem: gamemanger: intializing…. nothing happens
2. Problem: origin offline: starting game… program stopped working

EA make it work before the whole world will come and burn your campany to the ground!


On November 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Listen guys was on the phone with EA for 3 hours triing to get battlefield 3 to launch updated to vista and updated my drivers (all my drivers)on my custom made pc (asus mothermoard, amd athlon x2,4g ocz2 memory,9800gtx+ video card) removed game in add/remove programs,and in regestry did fresh install and still nothin finally upated to recent internet explorer since battlelog needs it and holy crap it worked and game is awsome hope it works for u to ENJOY!!!!


On November 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

My game is no longer working, did some update today and now it will not load. keeps crashing when i play offline and when i play online it loads battleblog and then it acts like it’s loading and nothing happens.


On December 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

i had the same problem i flashed my bio’s and update bio’s for motherboard game works great now


On December 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Hey everyone I’m on windows 64 bit and stupid bf3 isn’t finding a game, I can’t believe you have to use a website in order to just play the thing. Imagine if every game was like this, not to mention my ty internet connection wich makes it worst so basically i can’t play. Thanks EA for nothing I want my 60 dollars back.


On December 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

I have first problem – can’t launch the game :(
Task manager show bf3.exe for a moment but nothing happen.


On December 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

You were disconnected from EA Online (1) installed from dvd 3 days ago and haven’t been able to play one single round of bf3…my stats all at zero. thousands are having the same issue with nary a word from EA/Dice.


On December 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

UGH!!! Merry F’ing Christmas from EA! I can’t get past the GD battlelog sign in screen. My email and password must be going through because I’m not getting the “wrong email or password” notice. WTF EA? I’ve blown 4 hours on this already and I’m really getting pissed off. If this isn’t rectified in the next day or so, this steaming pile of crap is going back so I can get MF3.


On December 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

so…I got this for Christmas. I cant get in to anything i cant even get into a game i can get in to battle log but starting a game it just doesn’t do it. i just sits there and loads the level…i have installed everything as instructed. granted this is my first time with pc gaming i think i could at least get into the campaign…i just sits there and “loads the level” and every time i try to click into the window i get a window saying that i has stopped working…what can i do to at least get in to a game? or would i be better off returning it and getting it for xbox? this is just making me mad


On December 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

argh rage!! after sorting out one problem (win 32 crap) only to run into more!! not after staying up till 2 reinstalling to another pc it says “sorry error has occurred. problem with game setup. reinstall”
i try repair install. it says the game is all good and ready to rock. i play same thing!!

ugh i dont wanna reinstall :(


On December 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

EA burn my fingers once and will never again… I bought game, game did not work properly and ever since that I download illegal copy try it and see if it`s good, than I pay for it… I have game clubs where I run all but EA games, EA is complicating so much that regular fun becomes frustration… I on you EA, you`d give your ass to get some dollars and you gave nothing in return… I`m willing to pay as much as I have to, to get fine program and kill a few hours with my team. I hate my self for wasting 3 hours to try this you made, shame on you… sell damn title to other studio who is able to make good game and take %, it is fer for us players that you disappoint with every new title you make… what the are you waiting.. maybe cloud gaming so you can take money and living gamers no other alternative… I on you dumb idiots you will fail before network infrastructure is mature for that…


On December 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

Bought the game for myself for Christmas because i heard it was awesome.. I didnt realize they have major problems with PC and I cant play anything.. Sad to pay 60 bucks for something that doesnt work 3 months after release date.I’m very dissappointed!!!!!


On December 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm

This happened to me too. I updated my driver on the website it told me too and downloaded direct x 10 and 10.1 when the 10 didn’t work. Still doesn’t work. This was my sister’s Christmas gift to me and she is pissed off at me for not playing it. She doesn’t understand the things that you have to have to fun games.


On January 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

EA games. I will never buy from them again. EVER. The game just “loading level” but never responds. I’ve repaired instal and tried to fix the problem. Nothing works. I should have known better. EA sucks.


On January 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

So pissed off with this game!!! Two of my mates have it on PC’s which have the same specs or below compared to my PC and they have no problems at all playing online, they even played off my internet connection which just makes it that much worse…..I have tried all the lil fixes recommended on the net but still nothing………. Can anyone tell me what to do ??? I am just getting: Loading Level…… All day long.
Got a discount on EA games after talking to the EA Chat for help..is this a indication that the game won’t ever work and that I need to go buy another one?


On January 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

i was having the same problem with it not loading in to the game. but im pritty sure i found the problem. for me i just need to update my graphics card and it works fine. so im sure that everyone else is having the same problem. its just that ur graphics card is out dated. so just find out what card u got, go online and find the latest up date for it and it will work. it took me 5 ing days to figure that out. i thought i was going to have to get a refund (witch i didnt want to do). so up date ur ! lol this game is the best cod up its !


On January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

My single player works fine…. but When i Play Multiplayer… for some reason it Crashes when i am in the server… WHAT SHOULD I DO !!! HELP PLEASE !!!


On January 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Do i need to update something or what ? Please help……….

Virtual Servers

On January 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Heya i’m for the primary time here. I came across this board and I in finding It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to provide one thing again and aid others such as you helped me.

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On January 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I got origin and installed it then it comes up with, “We’re Sorry, an error has occurred. There is a Problem with you game’s setup. Please re-install your game.”

So I reinstall it 3 times and it still says this. What do i do?


On January 13, 2012 at 5:46 am

Shouldnt never have bought the BF3 cant even play it on multiplayer (PC)… i want my money back please


On January 17, 2012 at 6:31 am

i am able to launch campaign and co-op and multiplayer but when there is more than 2 players the game crashes after about 5 min.(pc)


On January 17, 2012 at 7:59 am

I’ve had this game for about 4 months and i aint working yet not even sigleplayer intializing… nothing happens……….


On January 21, 2012 at 6:47 am

I play it in my PC I can load battlelog but when I click on Quick macth or Campaign then nothing happens. Help me!!


On February 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

para que complican tantos las cosas,los juegos no se pueden descargar tampoco jugar tienes que estar todo el dia para nada,,,a la final no aparece nada…no puedo descargar tampoco jugar…no la compliquen tanto…


On February 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

I have the same problem as most people -_-’
going to website play compaign and nothing it won’t launch I can’t even play single player offline :s
they finnaly did it try to protect their games from being hacked etc….
now they putting in a security so you have to go online to see if youre bf3 is legit and they ed up people who crack it can play single player…..
people who buy it only have and worst of all they can’t play the game -_-’
good job EA or who ever is responsible…..


On February 26, 2012 at 3:11 am

the worst part is maybe that when I played Alpha it worked so good almost no bugs just a bit of lag but that was maybe beacause my internet connection… then the beta came and it was full of bugs and lag if i tried to use iron sight it looked behind me or wasn’t there at all… then the real game was released and now I can open origin and battlelog but not the game I hoped they would have solved this problem by now but it isn’t congrtulations EA you’ve created the best game ever and no one can open it good work…


On March 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hello,Im kinda stuck,i go to click on campaign then i try to lounch it,but then this thing pops up saying stuff bout how well i dont really know.but does anyone know?a


On March 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I got the “Connecting Forever” problem. It’s stuck on connecting and I can’t play multiplayer. I’m sure its not a port problem.Never had this kind of problem before a couple weeks ago.
I’m going to try and repair the game. And reinstall it if it comes to that. Unfortunately I don’t have the game installer so I have to DL it again.


On March 17, 2012 at 6:01 am

Perpetual login problem. This sucks.


On March 21, 2012 at 2:19 am

Hello people i had the same problem but found a fix. Look for windows log because with me the log said my videocard drivers failed so i updated them and now i can play the game. Give it a try.


On April 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Exact same thing, It also gives diffrent “Excuses” for why it’s not working, like: 1. Couldn’t connect with EA, try again later. 2. Something went wrong, try again. 3. Connection problems, please try again. 4. Couldn’t connect to server, try again later. I can’t stand it, just got the game a couple days ago and never played multiplayer once!


On April 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Heya mate, as I was reading your comments I agreed with all of it, this has got me to the point were I am red to the face with anger because EA; one, screwed things up by relying on origin, 2, not even bothering to sort anything as I see your commenting about this issue on the launch night, well I am now getting this problem as of today (29 April 2012) Seems they have not really given any form of a f***.

Did you resolve your problem and if so please please please x1,000,000 let me know how.


On August 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

I have the same problems an its pissing me off cant play single play I sould have got mw3 instead lol I knew it for 20 dol seen to cheap well EA uyou got me lol