EA's Battlefield 1 (opens in new tab) open beta has had an unfortunate first 24 hours. After opening to everyone yesterday, the servers promptly crashed, meaning that no one was able to set foot on the Sinai Desert for more than 12 hours.
EA is currently experiencing an outage. EA games, services & support may be impacted. We’re working to resolve as fast as possible.August 31, 2016
However, it doesn't seem to be EA's fault. A prominent hacking group has claimed responsibility for downing EA's Origin service. EA's official Battlefield account had to spend a lot of time thanking people for their patience while things get sorted. The below Tweet was sent at 04:30 am BST confirming that things should be back online now. For those still having problems, EA suggests power cycling your console and router and then checking again.
EA games & services are available. Support wait times may still be impacted. For 1x1 assistance, please contact us: https://t.co/5ruQb6pQ7DSeptember 1, 2016
It's unclear whether the Battlefield 1 beta will be extended to make up for the outage but if this happens, it'll be announced via the official Twitter account.
@ElTydiTheMLG We don't have any details on that. If it is, we'll make an announcement on our official channels.September 1, 2016
Have you suffered from the outage and are you back online now? Let us know in the comments.
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