Star Wars Battlefront 2 may not have the best reputation given its past and all the controversies it experienced during launch. As a matter of fact, many gamers—even until today—still remember the time when the game caused an intense discourse surrounding its loot boxes.
Fortunately, Star Wars Battlefront 2 was given a second chance to impress new players and give them a good first impression thanks to the Epic Games Store giving the game away for free this week. Sadly, due to the high number of players following that free giveaway, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and its players are once again going through a number of issues.
Those gamers who are trying to play the free Star Wars Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition from Epic Games Store’s giveaway have been encountering different errors. Namely, the first one that popped up was a Code 623, which already showed up when players tried to join the game’s servers. The second error was Code 918, and it stated that the player’s EA account was restricted. These two error codes, in particular, were what a lot of players were encountering recently.
Thankfully, Electronic Arts acknowledged the problem, and it was aware of the cause. EA Help’s official Twitter account recently tweeted that it had been informed about the two error codes that had been popping up when players tried to join Star Wars Battlefront 2’s servers.
Electronic Arts explained that given all the new players that joined due to the free giveaway, the game’s limited servers weren’t able to accommodate everyone. Fortunately, the developer said that it was “scaling up new servers” in order to handle the waves of players—both new and old—joining the game.
In a follow-up tweet, though, EA Helps officially confirmed that the issues surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2’s servers have been resolved. However, new issues have been cropping up since then. Specifically, a new error code—Code 721—has been popping up for players recently, which says that the game’s online features won’t be available and that the game failed to connect to EA’s servers.
Sadly, while Electronic Arts states that everything has been resolved, this just doesn’t seem to be the case and Star Wars Battlefront 2 is still experiencing server issues, albeit in a different form.
We're happy to report the issue affecting #StarWarsBattlefrontII server capacity has been resolved. Welcome to all of our new players and thank you once more for your patience! May the Force be with you.
— EA Help (@EAHelp) January 16, 2021
On the bright side, this kind of problem is something of a good thing for Electronic Arts. Electronic Arts didn’t expect that Star Wars Battlefront 2 would be an incredible hit during the Epic Games Store giveaway. Besides, having an overflowing number of players is always a good thing for any game.
Still, this doesn’t remove the fact that many players are still having ongoing issues playing the game. The good thing is that Electronic Arts was quick enough to deal with the previous Error Codes, so hopefully the developer will quickly work on stabilizing Star Wars Battlefront 2 completely to the point where such errors will no longer pop up for countless players.
For now, players were able to discover a workaround for Code 721, although this doesn’t completely resolve the issue.