Battlefield 3 Servers Taken Offline Following Hack Attack
Written Thursday, May 09, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Thanks to an assault from hackers, DICE has been forced to take down the Battlefield 3 servers last night, as the developer looks to resolve multiplayer server connectivity issues brought about by the breach. The Battlefield team is "incredibly disappointed by these activities and the impact they are having on all of our ability to enjoy BF3." Understandable, that.
"The current Battlefield 3 outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our back-end infrastructure," a post on the official Battlefield forums states. "We are working on a variety of solutions to address this problem and are focused on resolution as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and support."
As the focus of the attack was on Battlefield 3's network communications, DICE stressed that no one's user data has been compromised, so you can rest easy and wait for DICE to resolve the problems. "At this point, no user data is involved. We share your frustration about the impact this has had to our service and the ability for many of you to play Battlefield 3. We are working tirelessly to mitigate the problem," the forum post continues.
"As a part of our efforts to resolve these issues, we've conducted rolling restarts of Battlefield infrastructure servers to apply some updates. Thank you for your patience and support while we work to get everyone back and playing Battlefield 3 as soon as possible."
Here's hoping you'll be back playing Battlefield 3 online soon.