Update: EA says that most of their platforms are fully online: "We’ve seen the broader issues impacting multiple web services today appear to impact some of our PS4 players, but as of now, our other platforms are not impacted and fully online."
If you took the day off to play some Battlefield 1, you may be out of luck. EA appears to be among those affected by today's massive DDoS attack, which has hit everything from Twitter to Spotify.
This attack couldn't come at a worse time for Battlefield 1 fans. EA's new shooter launched today, and many were looking forward to spending some quality time in the trenches this weekend. Unfortunately, online access has been patchy and unreliable, making it tough to play Battlefield 1 for any length of time. It's been a hot topic on Battlefield 1's subreddit, with many players reporting trouble logging in.
Of course, this is not the first time that an EA game has struggled at launch. Battlefield 4 was especially notable for its online problems. But the fact that it coincides with a huge DDoS attack suggests that this one isn't on EA.
It isn't the only EA game affected by the attacks, either. Attemping to login to FIFA resulted in the server connection hanging for several minutes before finally returning an error. According to Gizmodo, there are also reports of the PlayStation Network, Xbox.com, Elder Scrolls Online, and Runescape being impacted by extended downtime.
The outages are the result of a concerted attack on Dyn, which serves as a major DNS host. The effects started to become apparent this morning, and have only grown worse since. PayPal, Pinterest, Netflix, and even Starbucks rewards are among those reportedly affected by the attacks.
Thankfully, Battlefield 1 fans aren't totally out of luck. If you're having trouble connecting, you can always play the single-player campaign, which is pretty decent. Hopefully these attacks will pass soon.
We've reached out to EA to confirm that the servers are down as a result of the attacks.