Bug Apparently Breaks Battlefield 3′s Campaign for Some Players
As if there weren’t enough problems for the launch of Battlefield 3, it now appears there’s a glitch showing up late in the game that prevents players from completing it.
The bug appears the game’s final mission, called “The Great Destroyer.” I’ll try to avoid spoiling the story for you, but suffice to say, a broken quicktime event renders the game unfinishable. Players are already complaining about the bug on EA’s official Battlefield 3 forums (which you can read here at your own risk if you’re really worried about ruining the story), and we’ve independently verified the issue with the PC version for at least one of our staffers (sorry, Ron).
This is yet another issue in the mounting problems affecting Battlefield 3′s launch. The game’s online multiplayer system on PC, Battlelog, is reportedly creating struggles for some players. Servers have been down on Xbox 360, and the promised bonus for Playstation 3 players, Battlefield 1943, wasn’t included at all. Those players will be getting early DLC instead.
It seems Battlefield 3 might need a patch to get beyond this particular issue. We’ll let you know when one is forthcoming.