And this is why it’s called a beta test. Electronic Arts said on its Battlefield Twitter account that the Battlefield 1 open beta is current experiencing server outages. No doubt it has something to do with Activision pulling the cables out of a server farm during the Call of Duty World Championships.
“We’re working to resolve as soon as possible,” EA said.
@xmmx001 The Battlefield 1 Open Beta is currently experiencing server outages. We’re working to resolve as soon as possible.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) August 31, 2016
Meanwhile, you can watch my nephew Alec playing the beta last night. He’s much better than I am. The sandstorm effects look pretty cool, playing on the PC via Origin. But even he had trouble staying alive in the deadly Sinai Desert.
Update 3pm Sunday PST: Battlefield servers are now operational again.