Battlefield 1's beta struggles as EA's servers suffer a DDOS attack

EA's Battlefield 1 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Have you suffered from the outage and are you back online now? Let us know in the comments. 

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.