Did you have trouble playing Battlefield: Hardline on launch? You’re not alone the only one, but the reason why might not be what you assume.
[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he official Twitter account for Battlefield: Hardline announced on March 18 that the reason why the game had experienced downtime was caused by a DDoS attack on the game’s servers.
For those not aware, a DDoS attack is when someone increases the server load to an extensive level by flooding the network of targeted servers. They become overwhelmed by the pressure and, as such, suffer severe slowdown or even crash entirely. No personal information such as billing information or passwords can be accessed via these attacks, so it’s essentially just done out of petty spite.
“We’ve identified the connectivity issues on Xbox One are due to DDoS attack and working to resolve. Apologies for the inconvenience.“
Even though Visceral had promised that Battlefield: Hardline would work on launch day, you can’t hold a DDoS attack against the game. We will have to judge the game on how it works when it isn’t under attack.
Battlefield: Hardline is out now for the Xbox one, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PC.