Battlefield 3 Freeze Glitch?
(UPDATE: New method by a commentator. Listed at the end of the article)
I received my copy of Battlefield 3 for the PS3 yesterday right on time without leaving my house. After writing so much about it, I had to buy it. Thanks Amazon! Before you continue reading, this is not a review of Battlefield 3 but my experience with a strange glitch that affected the game. The review will be ready in about a week but let me just say that the game is a different product from what you played on the beta. Yes, this is a good thing.
This is a recreation of how it happened. All names have been changed to protect the innocent.
When the bell ringed, I knew it was Battlefield 3. I eagerly opened the door and proceed with the installation while I was playing with my daughter. I left the installation on the background and quickly changed the TV back to her favorite channel. As she was playing around, I was getting dinner ready. I checked the status from time to time and when it was done, I turned off my PS3. After two hours it was time for my daughter’s nap and this is when I decided to play the game.
Everything was smooth. I played a couple of matches and as soon as my wife came home, I proceeded to hit the game menu and select Quit. You know, trying to get as little wife “aggro” as I could. Later that night I played again and after the match ended the game glitched. I restarted the game, same thing happened while loading the intro. For a moment my mind was telling me: “Shit, I need to get a new PS3?”. After trying out all the games in my PS3 (which they all worked) I kept playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 for 45 minutes. Went back to Battlefield 3 to play a match.
“YES!” – I screamed, almost waking up my daughter and wife.
Match ended and the glitch was there. The NERD-RAGE was taking over.
After dropping a line in the official Battlefield 3 twitter (very politely) I started to search the internet for answers. And I did find answers!
Is this glitch tied to Battlefield 3? I don’t know but I don’t think so. In my opinion, this was just a coincidence. It was easy to blame DICE because I read about the glitches people had found (not game-breakers) and not been able to play was making me very upset. The solution? Rebuild your PS3 Database. Here how you do it:
- Turn off your system by pressing and holding the front Power button.
- After 5 seconds you will hear a noise and it will shut down again.
- Do it again, this time you will hear a double beeping. When you hear this, take your finger off the button and follow the instructions on-screen.
- Heads up, you need the controller connected to the USB cable.
There you have it. Enjoy your games and see you in the Battlefield (pun intended!).
Update: One of our commentators posted how it worked from him. Thanks Tommo! Keep adding more suggestions!
Thanks man you saved my life with this The only thing I did different was
1) Load game and not install patch to 1.01 (Game worked)
2) Install patch, game hangs at loading screen
3) Re-built db and game worked
Hope that helps someone else