PC: Can't join a server with my brother? Deal Breaker!

#1 Posted by Stahlbrand (889 posts) -

Here is what is happening: we play PC and console games together all the time, we're on separate connections to a home network with a good broadband connection, this is never a problem in other games; specifically we've played tonnes of BF:BC2 together on PC and 360.

If I join a map and he connects to my game, I get booted with the error message "Connection Timed Out".

If he starts a game and I join him, my battlelog launcher thing just says "Connecting..." indefinitely.

Been trying all morning, no luck at all.

If I can't play Battlefield with my brother, the game is of no use to me at all.

#2 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

Beta. Definitely won't be an issue when the game ships. They are ironing out Battlelog issues.

#3 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

you maybe have a IP conflict.

or the electricals are not coming down the cables properly

#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14630 posts) -

It is only a beta. Report it as an issue to them and hopefully they'll fix it.

#5 Posted by ericdrum (432 posts) -

I think that this is network related, not game per se. Are you guys able to party up with no issues in Battlelog?

#6 Posted by AlexW00d (6800 posts) -

Are you saying you can't play together on different platforms? Or have you just worded that post poorly.

#7 Posted by mosdl (3388 posts) -

It's been reported, I've seen it mentioned on the official forums. People behind the same router can't join games together, as they have the same IP address.

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