I thought i'd play a mission or two of the campaign before getting stuck into the multiplayer. The intro 'mission' worked fine, but when trying the first War Story (where you play as the driver of the Mark V tank) I can't play. The whistles go, it tells me to press 'W' to move forward, but nothing happens. I tried pressing all of the usual movement keys (WASD, & arrows) to no avail. I'm also unable to aim. I can move the crosshair slightly, say around the space of a large coin on screen, but it pulls back when trying to move it as if encountering resistance, and refuses to move any further. It will occasionally let me fire if I use the sights (still with movement issue) but doesn't let me switch weapon. I've tried restarting the mission & checkpoint but it makes no difference.
I've checked my key mappings and vehicle controls are all as they should be. I have not got any controllers plugged into my system. I haven't tried using a tank in the multiplayer yet, but it worked with no problems when I played the beta. I'll update to say if they work in MP after i've tried it.
Windows 10 Pro
EVGA GTX 1070
Copious HDD space
Corsair K70 keyboard & Tecknet Raptor mouse
Edit: From feedback it sounds like the issue is caused by using the Origin Overlay (Shift-F1) to view your remaining trial time. For those of you experiencing this issue, try the following steps to fix it
Firstly, try Alt-Tabbing out and back into the game (Thanks to MrNetworkBreaker for that tip). Worked for me most of the time and much faster than next method. If it doesn't work, try this:
Settings -> Controls -> Advanced Controls
Go to the bottom of the page
- Turn off 'Vehicle Aim Relative Control'
- Turn on 'Uniform Soldier Aiming'
Back out into the game, see if it has fixed. If not, go back and switch them back.
Repeat once more if still not working.
*Note that it's not these settings that directly influence the issue, but rather cause the 'loading' icon to appear when going back into the game, and from my experience it seems that causing the settings to update is what fixes it*