“Battlefield 3” is one of the hottest games of 2013. It is a first-person shooter game published by EA Games and developed by EA DICE. The game is a successor to “Battlefield 2” (2005) and offers an immersive gameplay experience. Recently, some users have reported that the game is not connecting correctly.

If you are one of these players and have encountered the “Waiting for Game to Exit Error,” today we will share a troubleshooting guide that may fix the issue. Please follow the instructions step-by-step as outlined below.

There could be multiple reasons for this error, so it’s imperative to investigate the exact problem before attempting to resolve it. With that in mind, let’s look at some potential solutions.

Put an end to any background tasks.

Windows runs many applications in the background, and a conflict between your game and a background process may be causing the error. Here’s how to stop background tasks:

  • Open Task Manager by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  • Look for the Battlefield 3 process
  • Select the Battlefield 3 process, and click “End Task” to close it.
  • Close the Task Manager.
  • Relaunch the game.

Run Battlefield 3 as an administrator.

Another possible solution is to run the game as an administrator. This can be done by right-clicking on the game’s executable file and selecting “Run as administrator.” This may help resolve any issues caused by insufficient permissions.

If the game is not running as expected, it may be necessary to run it as an administrator. If the game launcher or application does not have an option for administrative privileges, there may be a severe issue. However, this can be enabled by following the following guide:

  1. Right-click on the Battlefield game launcher from the game installation folder or the desktop shortcut.
  2. Click on Properties, then click on Compatibility.
  3. Check the box for “Run this programme as an administrator.”
  4. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.

If the error “Waiting for the game to exit” persists, the issue may be related to the Origin account. A possible cause could be an account-related glitch or a conflicting sync while joining a lobby.

To resolve this, log out of your Origin account and log back in to remove any existing account data. Then, re-login to the launcher with your account and launch the game. Check if the problem has been resolved.

Check your antivirus program.

Your antivirus program may have detected the Origin file as malware, causing it to be quarantined for Windows security reasons. While it is rare for Windows Defender to cause problems, it is still worth checking for any such errors. Additionally, disabling third-party antivirus or firewall programs may also be the cause of the issue.

To run the game with the antivirus and firewall programs disabled, please follow the guide below:

  • Navigate to Windows Settings with the shortcut.I + Windows
  • Click on Updates & Security, then click on Windows Security.
  • Select the Virus and Threat Protection option.
  • Navigate to the Virus Threat Protection settings, then select Manage Settings.
  • Disable real-time protection, then launch Battlefield 3 to check if the issue has been resolved.
  • Retry is joining the server.

If you’re having trouble connecting to Battlefield 3, there are a few steps you can take to try and fix the issue. One possible solution is to use a different browser to reconnect. Here’s a guide to help you do that:

  • Make sure Battlefield 3 is installed on your PC.
  • Click on “Try joining the server” and wait for an error to appear at the bottom of the display.
  • Select the server icon that appears several times alongside “Join Server.”
  • Click on “Join Server” and then close your browser.
  • Ensure that you have opened the Battlefield 3 game through Origin.
  • Click on “Join the Server” once the game has started.

For console players, click (X) to rejoin the server.

Another possible solution is to repair Battlefield 3 on Origin. This pre-built method can help fix minor issues like this by verifying the internal files and replacing any unfinished, corrupted, or missing files. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open Origin and head over to the game library.
  • Select “Show Installed Games.”
  • Right-click on Battlefield 3 and select “Repair Game.”

Finally, if none of these solutions work, try an alternative browser. To resolve the conflict, replace the previously used cache or temporary data with a different browser.

If you’re experiencing temporary glitches, bugs, or cache issues with Battlefield 3, one solution you can try is clearing the cache and cookies in your browser. Here’s a guide to help you do that:

  1. Launch Google Chrome and click on the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click on “More Tools” and then “Clear Browsing Data.”
  3. Select “Basic” and then choose a time range.
  4. Check the boxes to remove the selected items, including browsing history, cookie and site data, cache images, and files.
  5. Click “Clear Data” and restart your Chrome browser.

Similar steps can be taken with other browsers to clear their cache and cookies.

Another potential solution is to disable login verification on the Origin launcher to fix the “Waiting for the game to exit” error within Battlefield 3. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Origin client and log in with your account.
  2. Click on “Origin” and then “Application Settings.”
  3. Navigate to “Origin In-Game” and toggle to disable “Enable Origin In-Game.”

With these steps, you should be able to resolve your connection issues and reconnect to your game profile. If you have any further questions, please leave a comment below.