DICE: Battlefield 3 and Battlelog outages result of activity “aimed at overwhelming” game servers

For those who can’t play Battlefield 3 online or log in to the game’s stat-tracking site Battlelog, it’s because game servers (and Battlelog) are under attack and not because of any technical snafu on the publisher’s part.

This was revealed by the official Battlelog Twitter who tweeted the following:

The current Battlefield 3 and Battelog outages are a result of activity that appears to be aimed at overwhelming our game servers.
— Battlelog (@battlelog) May 8, 2013

I don’t know about you, but an “activity” that appears to be “aimed” at overwhelming the game’s servers sounds like someone wants to put the brakes on the Battlefield 3 fun time for everyone else.

While some people can access Battlelog now, some people from other parts of the world are having issues.

DICE and EA can’t give a time frame on when this issue will be fixed, but they mentioned that they are working ’round the clock to resolve the issue and will update users via their “various channels.”

We are working on a variety of solutions to address this problem and are focused on resolution as quickly as possible.

— Battlelog (@battlelog) May 8, 2013

We will provide the most up to date information to the community on our various channels, including the Battlelog Twitter account.

— Battlelog (@battlelog) May 8, 2013

Lastly, DICE mentions that they are “very disappointed” by these activities and wants to thank the fans for their patience.

We are very disappointed by these activities and the impact they are having for all to enjoy BF3. Thank you for your patience!

— Battlelog (@battlelog) May 8, 2013

So, for those affected, sit tight! Mind you, there’s going to be a lot of bums who’ll be sitting down as EA has announced last night that Battlefield 3 Premium alone has more than 3.5 million members to date.

Is Battlefield 3 and Battlelog working for you? Whom do you think is the cause of these attacks and why?