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Punkbuster Kick : Communication Failure

Firesavage
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2015-09-26 17:57
Never hacked, never cheated I'm a crappy 50 year old occasional player.
Why
"Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Firesavage' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe"

what is the solution? Is it the Windows 10 "upgrade"?
medmer2
ES Enlisted: 2014-01-24
2015-09-26 20:23
same
crusader2900
DE Enlisted: 2012-09-30
2015-09-27 15:40
same
ShaolinF4nt4stic
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2015-09-27 16:58
same
ISuckAtThisGame4
US Enlisted: 2011-11-13
2015-09-29 02:01
Same thing after upgrading to Windows 10....
SantaIsntFake
Enlisted: 2014-06-01
2015-09-29 07:42
EA should really fix this. Oh wait, it's EA. Yea, R.I.P BF3. No way EA is wasting money on an old game, ffs..
CallMehMike
US Enlisted: 2013-08-15
2015-09-29 11:32
So much fail in this topic.

Try reading folks and taking some initiative. And stop blaming EA for your own computer issues.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654625574746352/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Firesavage
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2015-09-29 22:37 , edited 2015-09-30 01:49 by Firesavage
Updated whjen should have been playing. Started and now :

"Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Firesavage' (for 0 minutes) ... No Packet Flow"

WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS!
and Call mehmike...thanks did all the reinstall, spent three hours on it. and other attempted fixes.
Remember I'm just a user...my responsibility is to pay and play. Theirs is to take my money, provide game and support. I have done more than my share.
This is not on me... These people don't even respond to their own forums requesting help.
Glad it worked for you...enjoy.
CallMehMike
US Enlisted: 2013-08-15
2015-09-30 11:39
Firesavage said:
Updated whjen should have been playing. Started and now :

"Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Firesavage' (for 0 minutes) ... No Packet Flow"

WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS!
and Call mehmike...thanks did all the reinstall, spent three hours on it. and other attempted fixes.
Remember I'm just a user...my responsibility is to pay and play. Theirs is to take my money, provide game and support. I have done more than my share.
This is not on me... These people don't even respond to their own forums requesting help.
Glad it worked for you...enjoy.

Game has always worked for me. :)
Firesavage
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2015-10-01 00:05
Then count yourself lucky bud. These forums are not chock full of people making it up...or failing to 'take the initiative".
If the car crashes for 1 out of ten drivers, don't blame the drivers because, "it always worked for me".

http://www.simplypsychology.org/attribution-theory.html [simplypsychology.org]

Now Finally, me too. I have no idea which of the multiple things it was, but it is working. It shouldn't be so hard.
CallMehMike
US Enlisted: 2013-08-15
2015-10-01 11:26
The amount of people having these issues is minimal compared to the amount of people who have no issues. 99.9% of the problems are on the user's side with their PC/Network or software.
yazzo21
SD Enlisted: 2014-06-01
2015-10-06 23:53
worked perfectlythank u
me killa me no surrender
-Smiles-Tarkus
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2015-10-12 06:10
same issue here as well. not getting battlefront cause of this crap now
fTRanKy88
ES Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2015-10-28 14:32
JohnNorrisYOUTUB said:
I am going to be your best friend! I have just the fix for you, It works 99.9+% of the time for this specific error, no exageration, the old reinstall punkbuster alone fixes this for only a few, as the issue is usually firewall related, I show you how to do a proper fix for this issue. EA should be paying me for how many players I have got back into the game.

Please go see my video, I made a step by step video showing you how to correct this issue, It only takes a couple minutes to fix and it is easy, just follow along. No bs, just me getting you back into the battle. please post back if it works and dont forget to like the video or better yet subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7ayrsynr0&list=TLhD4jMHT0zi4 [youtube.com]
~ John Norris.

PS. Be sure to have annotations Enabled for this video as I have a few notes there that did not make it into the completed video.

Many thanks!!
Ozf3r
Enlisted: 2013-08-19
2015-10-31 02:15
I have the same problem. I have had this problem since I bought this game the month it came out on windows 7. Now I am on windows 8.1 fresh isntall and STILL have this problem. I have reinstalled and updated the game and punkbuster. Turned off all firewalls and it still wont work. Some times it works and sometimes it doest. WHat the heck this is a major game breaking problem that everyone has EA needs to fix it!!!!! I paid over $60 for this game and have never been able to play it. This is after getting like 5 other errors and fixing them.

The web UI is garbage. I miss battlefield 2.
Trollord98
US Enlisted: 2013-11-10
2015-12-29 00:27
Hey I updated reinstalled PB then updated and there was still the problem. So hey moderator so what if these people are saying the same issue at least they are getting on the forums no need to be a dick. I am really pissed I pay 60 bucks for BF4 and another 50 for all DLC only to find out my game doesn't work, you can start yelling at customers when your shitty product works.
Es_Chiu
TW Enlisted: 2015-01-25
2016-01-02 04:07
So what's wrong with PB?
I got the same message as well...
I also reinstalled it this morning, but still can't play this game!!
Un_Tal_Bruno
CL Enlisted: 2012-01-27
2016-01-12 02:48
EA please fix this
o_SIR_KUSH_420_o
GB Enlisted: 2015-06-09
2016-01-16 23:45 , edited 2016-01-16 23:52 by o_SIR_KUSH_420_o
If origin keep's this problem after problem crap going ill never buy another game from them again. Im no longer looking forward to Battlefield 5 because of all the problems ive had with Battlefield 4 and Hardline stinks. Ill stick to Steam so far ive never had a problem with Steam. Origins this could be a good bye because if i cant have some good games before Battlefield 5 is released without more problems ill delete Origins and ill never install it again. Origins sucks bigtime everyone hates it.
Illomenarty
SG Enlisted: 2014-06-05
2016-02-07 12:43
PLEASE HELP "Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Illomenarty' (for 0 minutes) ... No Packet Flow "
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