October 25, 2011
Battlefield 3 and the glitches that come with a brand new game
Battlefield 3 has been long anticipated and long in the making and has left many frustrated and disappointed at launch. The most prevalent issue, at least the one I encountered along with many others is punkbuster causing issues. There are likely many other issues depending on each individuals situation, ie. system specs, drivers, etc. I dont know a fix for everything but if you are having issues with getting into a server then getting kicked minutes later you may have made the unknowing mistake of not allowing the BF3 installer install PB due to the fact that you already had PB installed. I kept getting the message “….kicked my admin….” this was happening because the PB files needed to play the game came with the game and I didnt install them, I figured I would simply do a manual update of PB but no joy. it would just keep its current version and tell me there were no updates. In the end I had to uninstall and redownload the game and reinstall allowing it to install PB from the game files. This fixed the issue and its been happy hunting ever since. If this isnt your issue hopefully someone with the same problem will find a fix and post it, but in the mean time if PB seems to be cock blocking you this may be the way to go.
If anyone encounters anymore issues/fixes post them here so we can help each other out