Battlefield 3's turbulent launch continues as gamers struggle today to activate their copies of the game with Origin.
Battlefield 3 needs to be authorised via an Origin activation before it can be played online, but Origin's activation service has gone down, leaving those who are yet to activate their copies unable to play the game.
The official Battlefield 3 Twitter feed has responded to the wave of complaint, saying: "Origin activation is down at the moment. We are aware of the issue and working on it. Thank you for your patience."
It has, in the last few minutes, updated with: "We are currently trying to resolve the matter! We will update the community asap," but refuses to answer questions of how long the downtime will last.
This is the latest in a string of server-related woes for the blockbuster shooter, after Xbox 360 online play spent hours offline on launch day, and the Origin and Battlelog sites suffered intermittent problems.
BF3 is, however, worth every second of the wait, so stick with it chaps. You will have a blast once EA irons out the kinks.