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Battlefield 3, stuck on Joining Server

#1maybecallsPosted 8/17/2013 11:02:02 AM
Downloadad and installed the game this morning, and had a quick go on a few servers. Worked alright. Went to play it again this afternoon, can't get onto any servers. It just displays the 'Joining Servers....' message, and that's it. Have tried about a dozen servers, no luck.

I tried a solution posted on Youtube, which didn't work. I've tried stopping Origin via task manager, running CCleaner, then re-starting Origin and BF3. I tried re-starting my PC. Any idea how to get it working again? Or is this just the way BF3 normally is?
#2TheGhost808Posted 8/17/2013 11:13:56 AM

Could be a firewall issue with the game being blocked or punkbuster could be doing stupid things.

Just tested my copy and it worked fine so the servers are up.
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#3maybecalls(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 11:34:13 AM
Punkbuster........ Good suggestion. I blanked it in the server filter options and got straight onto the first server I tried.
#4maybecalls(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 1:56:06 AM
That was the only server I was able to get onto, though. Now I can't get back on that server, or any other server.
#5josiskrazyPosted 8/18/2013 7:30:41 AM
what browser are you using? I had Chrome set as default and it wouldn't work.

went to battlelog on IE and I was able to get onto a server. Might be a browser issue.
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#6Iron_BadgerPosted 8/18/2013 7:33:08 AM
restart Origin
#7maybecalls(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2013 8:04:51 AM

It's just unpredictable as to whether it works or not. Still, it was cheap, and it went to charities!
#8Orestes417Posted 8/18/2013 8:07:08 AM
Has nothing to do with the browser. Make sure your firewall ports are opened properly and your punkbuster is updated.
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#9maybecalls(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 12:26:59 PM
I can get on the servers alright now, but after about fifteen to twenty minutes gameplay I get, Game disconnected. Your connection to the server timed out.

Every time.

Any solution to that?

It's a shame, because I'm really starting to enjoy playing this game.
#10TimePharaohPosted 8/19/2013 12:44:14 PM
Try turning your firewall completely off and see if it does it
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