Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'NinjaBHMG' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'BlueOrden' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
2015-06-14 15:52 , edited 2015-06-14 15:52 by Jaste34
Foulestpurse said:reinstall pb with the PBSVC.exe tool in your BF folder (or download it from evenbalance)
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Foulestpurse' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe HOW TO SOLVE
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'jafarjojo
2015-06-21 09:43 , edited 2015-06-22 02:30 by greaselightn
SAME, HAPPENS TO ME.
tried above method and doesn't work.
turned off all firewall.. still doesn't work.. something is wrong with PB.
I'VE REINSTALLED BF3 AND YET STILL HAVE THIS ISSUE. PLEASE HELP
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'freakyyyyyy' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed
2015-06-29 12:50 , edited 2015-06-29 20:28 by _pfff_whatever_
Heay guys, try to update your punkbuster files via evenbalance. On most cases it should fix your problem.
a hungry cat :3
EDIT: if it still doesnt work try to start the services with this exe
pbsvc.exe solve the problem thx :-)
tried pbsvc and doesn't work
I face the same issue. I bought the game just a couple of days ago and wanted to test it now. After magnificent 30 seconds the game crashed showing exactly the same error message as many others wrote in above posts. I clearly have no idea what to do now. The only problem i had with punkbuster so far was 2 years ago in Battlefield play4free (which has sadly been closed due to a non-interested staff). I updated PB through the .exe which is placed in the bf3-root-folder under origin. I also checked my firewall wether it blocks PB. But there have been no problems. To be on the safe side I even set another exception rule for BF3 and PB. Doesn't work though.
I'm glad that i bought this game for less than 10€ so I'm currently not that pissed as I would have been if I paid the full prize.
Thanks mate, that helped :)
Awesome! I only tried to reinstall with the pb.exe inside the root-folder of bf3 but that never helped.
The newer version solved it.
2015-07-25 04:20 , edited 2015-08-05 15:15 by greaselightn
can some one list down a complete steps that actually works here. I tried everything including the latest advice to put in bf3 root directory and nothing works,.
damn you EA and PB! its been over a month! fucking cheats.. never ever fucking going to buy your products.. and I want a refund on my bf4 as well!
Been happening to me as well. since i upgraded to windows 10.
Worked like a charm. thanks my friend!
2015-08-09 02:38 , edited 2015-08-09 07:44 by Dominex24PL
Be aware that since W10 is released, it may cause this kicking. I had the same when I was testing unfofficial build of W7. It was the only reason.
In this case, look here:
For me it worked only for a one game.
But after next restart of OS, it was working flawlessly.
Just don't care about long install of PB in compatibility mode.
I have this problem in MOHW and I'm using windows 10...