1/1/14 12:00pm CST
It’s happening again! For those of you lucky enough get into server, stay in as this problem doesn’t appear to be happening to those in game.
Below are the events that happened on 12/29/13
1/1/14 2:00pm CST
Back up. Happy New Year!
12/29/13 1:10pm CST
It seams that a lot of players, including us, are getting the following error when trying to launch a Battlefield 4 PC game: “PC Error: No contact with EA Online. Please try again later” and “The Game Statistics Engine is currently down”. Restarting Origin doesn’t seem to help, nor does a PC reboot.
Are you able to get in a game?
EA is offering its default answer, “check NAT type and your port forwarding”. For giggles, I went ahead and added the ports mentioned. No luck.
Your NAT Type is either Open, Moderate, or Strict, and controls what other Nat Types you can connect to. An Open NAT Type means you can pretty much connect to anyone but is the least common of the three to have. A Moderate NAT Type, the most common of the three, means you can only connect to others who are Open or also Moderate, while a Strict NAT Type means you will only be able to connect to others who are Open.
As you can probably figure out, if you have a Strict NAT Type, you’re probably going to have a bad time, at least when trying to play games online with your friends. To top it all off, sometimes it’s pretty hard for your games to figure out your type and will connect you incorrectly, sometimes your ISP has a separate NAT Type, and sometimes our servers or your connection might just be down.
However, there are a few steps to take that may improve your NAT Type.
Is this a reboot or hard crash?
Here’s some reading material while we wait for the servers to come up.
Getting same error on Battlefield 3 games.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter seems to be working ok
Servers appear to be back up! Game on. No word from EA what the problem was, we’re just happy its fixed.
Servers appear to be DOWN for many… again.
Servers are back online for most. Lets hope they stay that way.