Possible Solutions To Some Battlefield 3 PC Problems

My Battlefield 3 experience has been pretty satisfactory so far, but as I understand it not everyone’s has been like that. Folks are suffering from microstutters, crashing and the inability to even start the game.The community hasn’t yet come up with solutions for all these problems, but there are a couple things you can try if you can’t get the game to start up.

Open the correct ports in your firewall

If Battlelog says “connecting to server” forever, it may be because you can’t get through the firewall. Be sure to leave the following ports open:

TCP: 80, 443, 9988, 20000-20100, 22990, 17502, 42127
UDP: 3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300

Make sure Origin has administrator rights

Apparently this has worked for some people.

Regedit fix

I found this on the BF3 forums:

1) Go to the folder where Origin installed BF3 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield 3\ Battlefield 3™) (thats where mine was installed)

2) Rename the Battlefield 3™ folder to Battlefield 3 – (removing ™)

3)Start regedit , browse to the following key :

Change the GDFBinary & InstallDir paths to C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield 3\ Battlefield 3 – again removing ™

Those are the solutions we have right now. They won’t solve everyone’s problems, but hopefully they’ll help a few people. We’ll add more as we find them.

Do you have any other solutions that have worked for you? Drop them in the comments below.

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13 Comments on Possible Solutions To Some Battlefield 3 PC Problems


On October 27, 2011 at 12:31 am

Thanks a lot Phil.. Removal of TM did solve all the issues.. thanks again..


On October 28, 2011 at 1:58 am

Update punkbuster.


On October 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

I have done these and also have had to update my graphics card bios aswell to stop most off the crashes, it still does but not as much as it did.


On November 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

i have done your solution way phil but still crash when start the campaign.. did u have another way for bf3 solution?


On December 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Thx that work with me =D

Jerry Stubbs

On January 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Operation guillotine – entered nuilding – tried to kick in door (E) and
the game hangs up.



On April 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’m owning the regular battlefield 3 not the beta!When i’m joining a match after 2 or 3 minutes the game crashes.Please help!


On May 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm

i have a question for you guys wether the origin keys still work on the same pc after formatting the pc and re-installing it !????


On May 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

When I get on orgin and click “play game” it doesn’t even pull up battlelog, it says i’m playing it but i’m not.
What is going on? please help.


On April 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

hi l do not find the
can anyone tell me where to find it
l cannot play when l click on the icon on my desktop it do not open and neither show message thanks


On May 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thanks.. Its working


On June 4, 2013 at 6:04 am

not coming


On June 19, 2013 at 2:09 am

thanks…………..its working…………….