If you’ve been trying to play Battlefield 3’s multiplayer and have thus far not been successful, it’s because the game’s servers have willfully been hit by DOS, or Denial of Service attacks.
EA revealed the situation via a tweet:
The current BF3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers.
Thank you for being understanding. We are going to try our best to get everyone back onto the battlefield as soon as possible.
The situation is still ongoing, but updates will be given via official channels, including the Battlefield twitter handle.
“Thanks for your patience!” EA concluded.
We’ll keep you posted.