'Battlefield 1' Open Beta, Other EA Titles Suffering Server Issues

Hackers have brought down the open beta. 

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The open beta for Battlefield 1 has finally been released to everybody on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Opened yesterday for early access players, the beta features the Sinai Desert map demoed at Gamescom with both Rush and Conquest, as well as a limited selection of weapons and equipment for you to play around with. The only problem? It’s currently suffering from connection issues across all platforms – and Electronic Arts doesn’t know when things will be fixed.

Earlier today, Electronic Arts tweeted about the details of the outage, saying it was affecting them across the board. EA games, services and support all took a hit – including the login servers for Battlefield 1. This was all the result of a presumed DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack on Electronic Arts and Battlefield, which the hacking group Poodle Corp claimed as their own this afternoon on Twitter following EA’s initial message.

While it seems like Electronic Arts has managed to stabilize their end, Battlefield is still reporting server outages across the board which are preventing players from accessing the open beta. While another update has yet to be made, the open beta servers seem to slowly be coming back online. So if you’re looking to get into the Battlefield 1’s open beta later tonight, make sure to expect a few delays.

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