We are aware that some Battlefield 3 players are experiencing connection issues with PunkBuster enabled servers.

This problem is limited to a small subset of players on PC and will not impact players on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

We are actively looking into the specifics of this issue and we are confident that we will have a permanent solution in place shortly.

In the meantime, if your connectivity has been affected, we recommend that in the interim you join servers that are not running PunkBuster. There is a filter setting for this in the multiplayer server browser.

Thank you for your patience.

Comments (12983)

Servers without punkbuster are full of hackers, aren't they?
is cool guys they are working on it.
Just delete that fakkin punkbuster and put sumthing that prevent ppl from haxxing!!!!! Punkbuster is really just a hindrance
It did not work for me but for some friends of mine. Try this: 1. Go to: C:\Users\***DEIN WINDOWS ACCOUNT***\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\ 2. Remove the BF3 section 3. Got to the BF3 Origin-Folder. Remove the "pb" folder. 4. Deinstall Punk Buster completely. Restart the computer. 5. Then start the update/repair function through the Origin Desk. It will begin to download about 50 MB ...... again. Then try to join the game. As I said it might work for some of you. Not for everybody ..... (as myself :-))
of course PC gamers only!!!
I was experiencing the PB issues, manually updated PB, and still got the connection issues.
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'TboC' (for 0 minutes) ... This PB Server Requires (A1386 C2.288) - Error loading pbcl what fuck ? ?
I think I will ask for my money back, the game is unplayable.
I I.. I just.. i cant... omg... i did all i can towards punkbuster to fix this myself but nothing seems to be workin till now...
Seriously?
darn 2nd
I'm have the connection problems.
Manually updating punkbuster fixed it for me =\
Yeah REALLY?
yeap i have this problem, hope you will solve it soon! this is the greatest game
Gorefather how did you do that? pls tell me :)
Always DIsatvantages for PC gamers! That su**s!
i m a victim
A mi me está pasando.... imposible conectar, voy a probar el filtro punkbuster
Hope You Die.
pbsetup.exe
Noticed now?
I can't go into servers with no punkbuster either! What's the problem?
BF3 - Y U NO WORK?!
Interesting use of word "small subset of players". More like "Yes we admit it - support team broke the game (again)"
Noobs.. ALL OF YOU.. REINSTALL PB WITHOUT YOUR POS FREEWARE ANTIVIRUS RUNNING HOW STUPID ARE YOU?
FML
So we need to play with hackers, cuz u guys cant fix ur game?
Well I don't only got problems with getting in punkbuster servers but i can't even join the one that hasn't punkbuster aswell.... Im getting sick and tired of this crap
Been a victem of this as well for a long time had to reinstall the game 4 times. Also the majority of the players that have been havin these issues have been smart enought to quit already. Since you did NOT put the effort into fixing the game you released.

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