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

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Posted on October 25, 2011, Mark Burnham 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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