Update: Hours after I submitted this post, EA had trouble with their back-end and many, many people could not log onto Origin. Oh, sweet irony…
I have to hand it to Dice Battlefield 3 is awesome. However, what an annoying mess updating (and joining) the game has turned out to be.
A couple of weeks ago, a giant update for Bf3 was released. In this update were the files for the “Back to Karkand” expansion pack. In order to unlock these files you either had to buy the Limited Edition of Bf3 or , if you had the standard version, pay some money for it (15€ here). I paid for mine earlier today and I was not able to join a server. The message “Game content was not found” had appeared. Apparently, I was not alone. Here is a list of a few things you can try in order to get the “Back to Karkand” expansion working for you. I found these via several different forums.
- Log out and back into Origin
- Clear all cookies, history from your browser
- Attempt to join empty server, or an empty out of region server or with a few ppl
- Reinstall Origin
- Manually log out of Battlelog in browser (without browser) then log back in
The first four did not work – it worked for others. The last one did work for me.
Like I said, this is a great game but, sorry EA and Dice, using both Origin and Battlelog on a web browser to update the game – just sloppy.