Battlefield 1 has got to be one of the most anticipated games of this year, with its unique approach depicting the World War 1 era.
Gamers like myself were keenly awaiting the open beta which started on August 31st with extremely high expectations.
In this case some players were lucky enough to try the beta and play the game for some time before all Electronic Arts servers went down not only the Battlefield 1 servers but all EA services.
EA has yet to confirm the reason for their services being impacted in such high magnitude but speculations are forming towards it being DDos attacks to overload the servers or maybe it could be due to high traffic as everyone wants a piece of the action in Battlefield 1 but mostly is the DDOS attacks.
Some players having pure luck on their side are able to login to the servers and being able to play while majority of players are having connectivity issues.
EA and Dice have acknowledged the current issues and have been kind enough to respond to players wishing to play the open beta on twitter and on facebook but have not given any clarification as to why the servers went down and not telling players when the servers will be stable.
EA games and services are experiencing connection issues. We're working to fix these and will post updates to @AskEASupport
— Electronic Arts (@EA) September 1, 2016
There should be a silver lining to this at least for the players who wish to play Battlefield 1 beta over the weekend, the epic World War 1 shooter will most likely extend its current open beta in light of the server issues but EA never gave a definitive date as to when the Beta will end.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 21 2016 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox one.