Electronic Arts has spoken out about the persistent bad connection issues that have been causing Battlefield: Bad Company gamers over the weekend.

They have released an apology and said it is working hard on a fix for the problems.

"We are aware that some X360 players are having issues connecting to the Bad Company servers," EA said in a statement.

"We've been monitoring stats non-stop and are working with several partners to locate any possible flashpoints and eradicate any hostiles we encounter."

Glad that EA can see the amusing side. The gamers on the other hand, may not.

It added: "Until we are ready to implement a permanent fix, a possible workaround is to turn off your console for approx. 20 minutes before turning it back on and connecting again."

Ah the old if in doubt, reboot trick. Fingers crossed a more solid solution to the problems crops up soon.