If you receive an error telling you that your Punkbuster is either out of date or not installed when trying to start your game:
Head to the Battlefield 4 installation folder, C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield
4 by default, then find the _Installer
, find and navigate into the Punkbuster folder, and from there, into the redist
Find and run pbsvc.exe
to update or repair your Punkbuster installation.
If the above folders don’t exist in your installation:
Head to punkbuster.com and click the Download PBSetup button, and select the option “For All Windows Games."
Open pbsetup.zip, then run pbsetup.exe. Accept the EULA, follow the instructions, update PunkBuster, and then click Add a Game.
In the drop down menu, select Battlefield 4, then Add Game, and finally, before trying to run Battlefield 4 again, Check for Updates.
If you are kicked from your game and receive the error, PunkBuster kicked player 'your name' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe),” the above steps will help resolve your issues as well.