EA "working around the clock" on broken Bad Company demo

Ranking issues ironed out, servers boosted and a patch to come tomorrow

EA says it's "working around the clock" to fix the many errors that plagued the new Battlefield: Bad Company demo this weekend, having just sorted out the broken ranking system.

Virtual warmongers were left disappointed when the demo was hit with laggy servers and a completely broken ranking system as player rushed to get their team-based battling on.

The good news is the ranking should be up and running now. "The stats database has been reinforced and you should now see the correct stats both in-game and on the website," said developer DICE, confirming that it'll also release a patch tomorrow to further secure your hard-earned stats.

"We've noticed that EU players sometimes end up on North American east coast servers and vice versa," said Dice, which has been causing the painful lag in servers, but that'll be fixed tomorrow, too.

"We've increased the number of servers to cater for an amazing 50,000 players."

So, all should be better. But if you're getting freeze issues when logging in, EA wants you to shout about it here. Nice to know you're being listened to, isn't it?