Here are common, but somewhat unknown fixes for this message and similar.
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player ‘PLAYERNAME” (for 0 minutes) … RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
- Go to the games directory and find the “pb” folder and delete it.
- Go to EvenBalance’s PBSETUP website and download and save it to your desktop.
- Run pbsetup.exe as an administrator and check for updates.
- Select the game that you are having troubles with through Add a Game button
- Click check for updates again and it should download the newest version of punkbuster
- Go to EvenBalances PBSVC website and download and save it to your desktop.
- Run pbsvc.exe as an administrator and follow all of the steps.
I hope that gets some unhappy gamers up to spec and back on the virtual playing field.