I've had a strange problem which has haunted me since BF4, now on to BF1. Every 30 minutes (almost exactly) I get disconnected from the game and I get booted back to the browser screen telling me EA has gone offline. It happens at around 20 minutes and 50 minutes past every hour.
I've tried everything I can think of, going through all router settings, trying all EA solutions, recently tried reformatting and that did not solve it.
I've just tried using a VPN and....bingo!? Problem (seemingly) solved. Unfortunately using a VPN, even in London (which is only 56 miles away from me) results in my game being laggy as f*** and packet loss all over the place.
Why am I being forced to use a VPN to be able to stay connected to the EA servers and does any have a solution to this?
P.S. Not using any Windows/Router firewall or Anti-Virus, this is basically a fresh install and I still get the problem!