The launch of Battlefield Hardline was of great importance to EA. After the debacle that was the multiplayer launch of Battlefield 4, the company needed a win in that department.
And it got it. The game's online was reportedly stable during its launch yesterday, which is good news for the Visceral Games, DICE and EA…at least until it wasn't.
At some point during the day, Xbox One users started experiencing problems with the title. It seems like this isn't EA's issue for once though. In a tweet on the public Battlefield account, it was reported the slowdown was due to DDoS attacks. No group was accredited though.
We've identified the connectivity issues on Xbox One are due to DDoS attack and working to resolve. Apologies for the inconvenience.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) March 18, 2015
I hear things are stable for now, but it's obviously frustrating for players and developers when this happens. Someone was obviously trying to turn people away from Battlefield with another troublesome online launch, but I'm glad to hear things are more or less back to normal.