Battlefield 3 Error – PunkBuster kicked player. This PB Server Requred (A1386 C2.325) – Error loading pbcl

Are you getting this error when playing Battlefield 3 servers on PC?

PunkBuster kicked player Lostagent2. This PB Server Requred (A1386 C2.325) – Error loading pbcl

Annoying isn’t it? It seems to occur a few minutes into the game. It’s caused by an out of date Punkbuster client on the computer. Punkbuster is anti-cheating software bundled with games.

I was able to resolve this by following this article. I’ve summarised it below in case for some reason it gets removed.

  1. Download and install the PBSVC program fromĀ
  2. Run the program to remove punkbuster and clean it. It will remove any old version that might be problematic.
  3. Now download the latest version and run PBSetup.exe fromĀ
  4. Once installed and running, click Add a Game, select Battlefield 3 from the list.
  5. Now click Check for Updates until all updates have been applied. There may be a few updates to install.

Now you can restart BF3 and get pawning!

Worked beautifully for me.