Battlefield 1's open beta servers and other EA games are down, possibly due to DDOS attacks

A hacking group called Poodle Corp took responsibility (credit) for the outages.


Battlefield 1 and other EA games that require servers are suffering from an outage that could be the result of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks (via Hack Read).

"EA is currently experiencing an outage. EA games, services & support may be impacted. We’re working to resolve as fast as possible," EA tweeted from its official EA Support account on Twitter.

Roughly one hour after EA's tweet, the hacking group Poodle Corp tweeted "We are responsible for the downtime of @EA & @Battlefield."

Whatever their source, these server outages came at an inopportune time for EA. Battlefield 1's open beta kicked off today, with Insiders receiving early access as of last night.

While you're waiting to get back to riding horses and trampling foes in tanks, check out Shacknews' own Brittany Vincent's hands-on impressions of BF1's open beta.

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