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Battlefield 2042 - Known Issues

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Battlefield 2042 - Known Issues

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We’re excited to be launching Battlefield 2042 and to finally have you join us on the Battlefield! 


Our teams have worked extremely hard to get Battlefield 2042 into as smooth and rewarding a state as possible, however no launch is ever without its flaws, and you might still encounter some bugs and issues during these first few weeks.


While we will be working throughout to ensure that we continue to resolve the issues that you report to us, we have formed a list of Known Issues below and in some cases, we'll have workarounds listed for you.

How do I report a bug or issue?


If you've experienced an issue in Battlefield 2042, use the following guide to help you know where to go to get help or report it to our DICE developers.


  • Check the Known Issues list below just in case we are already tracking it, while this list may not be the definitive full list, we will keep it updated throughout launch. 
  • If the issue isn't reported below, please visit our Battlefield 2042 bug report section to report it. If you've experienced an account related issue, please get in touch with us via EA Help.

Note: We will continually update this thread throughout the launch of Battlefield 2042 so you know where to go in case you come across an issue.


*Issues marked below with a * are presently targeted for fixes in future updates, and we’ll keep you updated on when to expect them via this post, and on @BattlefieldComm - be sure to follow this account on Twitter to always stay in the know.


Live Service Alerts




Horizontal mouse input


AlertAWARE 12/02 @ 9AM UTC We've noticed some players on PC aren't able to use horizontal mouse input after Update #3 went live. Restore default settings by removing "PROFSAVE" files in My Documents > Battlefield 2042 > Settings to keep playing Be aware this resets all your in-game settings



Persistence Data / All Platforms


ONGOING 11/12 @ 19:04 PM UTC - Throughout the day we've performed focused backend maintenance, targeted at reducing the number of times you see 'Error: Persistence Data (2002G). These changes are active now, and are being actively monitored We're seeing significantly reduced errors, and will keep on it  

  • UPDATE 11/27 @ 14:33 PM UTC We are continuing to investigate additional error codes that show alongside Persistence Data errors, most notably (15:-7A)
  • UPDATE 12/02 @ 18:23 UTC - We deployed a server hotfix which addresses 1004G connection errors. We've since haven't seen new instances of this error occurring for players.



Loadouts / All Platforms


AlertAWARE 12/03 @ 14:00 PM UTC We are aware of ongoing issues where Loadouts would sometimes be empty on the deployment screen, thus preventing weapon selection. This will be fixed in Update 3.1.



Progression & Earning



Challenge Rewards / All Platforms


Ranking & ProgressionAWARE 11/16 @ 12:34 PM UTC - Challenge progression and reward unlocks continue to show an incomplete progression bar until the game has been restarted*

  • FIXED - Restarting the game will fix this for you, however, a fix has been made for an upcoming update.


Items listed to be fixed in future updates





  • All Platforms - On the mode Breakthrough, players will be unable to spawn on B1 while it is contested*



  • All Platforms - Bridge destruction states have a tendency to desync if the player joins at a late stage in the round*


  • All Platforms - On the mode, Breakthrough, players will be unable to spawn on B1 while it is contested*




  • PC, Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 - There are some rare instances of visual flickering while playing on Discarded*




  • PlayStation 5 - Within the Weather Station on Manifest, while the building is in a destroyed state there are rare instances that can cause severe flickering of our lighting systems, which has the potential to trigger those with Photosensitive Conditions*




  • All Platforms - We are aware of some miscellaneous issues causing players to become stuck within world geometry*
    • Several of these are being fixed for a patch after launch, please continue to report any scenario where you get stuck in the maps!






  • All Platforms - In some situations, Bots are unable to revive downed players*




  • All Platforms - We’re aware of Ranger malfunctioning when ordered over some obstacles, and we are working to improve this.


  • All Platforms - Ranger can become non-responsive to “Go To” orders if the player is far away from Ranger, and we are similarly working to improve this.






  • All Platforms - The Lock-on sound effect for helicopters can continue after the Helicopter has been destroyed*


User Interface & Messaging


  • All Platforms - There is currently no error message to indicate to the player that the game is still installing*


  • All Platforms - Subtitles are not present on video tutorials even if the subtitle setting is ON*


  • All Platforms - Loadouts have a slight tendency to not save when entering or leaving a match*


  • Battlefield Hazard Zone - When starting a second round, unlocks from the previous round are triggered during the intro sequence*


  • All Platforms - When returning back to the main menu after a match, Specialist’s textures may be slow to load*


  • All Platforms - The "Vertical Sync" option does not have any effect when activated while using a 144hz monitor*


  • All Platforms - "View Profile" option is not present in "Search EA ID" between same-platform Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 players*


  • All Platforms - We’re aware of a unique situation where accounts that have access to Battlefield 2042 across multiple platforms may cause Cross Play Friends to not appear*


  • All Platforms - The attackers playercard doesn't load after getting killed by another player*


  • All Platforms - Sprint/Boost hint text is currently misleading*


Progression & Unlocks


  • All Platforms - The rank displayed in the bottom right of the Main Menu does not always update with the player's actual rank achieved after an Online session.
    • We’re working to resolve this issue and will follow up with further updates at a later time.


  • All Platforms - All Locked Character / Weapon / Vehicle skins are missing their Mastery Rank target*


  • All Platforms - The “Fly Not Ye Cowards” Player Card Art unlock objective is currently incorrect, you will need to visit two locations on El Alamein, in the same life, to unlock this*


  • All Platforms - EMP Mine is currently incorrectly labelled. We will be renaming this to EMP Grenades at a later date.


  • All Platforms - Some skins are applied over weapon charms.
    • We’re working to fix this as soon as possible.

  • All Platforms - The Mastery bar won't show for hardware items until T5 is unlocked*


  • PlayStation 5 - The Med-Pen Mastery Badge is not currently tracking progress after Rank 25*


  • PlayStation 5 - Captain Caspian Playercard Background is not unlocked after completing its criteria*


Weapons & Gadgets


Recon Drone


  • All Platforms - Players are currently unable to deploy the OV-P Recon Drone while prone*


  • PC - The OV-P Recon Drone is not currently locking onto enemy targets or vehicles*


XDR Holo Sight


  • All Platforms - We’re aware of some instances of flickering when ADS with the XDR Holo Sight*






  • All Platforms - On rare occasions, vertical aiming in a vehicle can be inoperable upon vehicle entry*


  • All Platforms - Some vehicles may not have controller vibration when used*


  • All Platforms - We’re aware of some vehicles not having RTAO (Ray-traced Ambient Occlusion)*


MD540 Nightbird

  • All Platforms - Rockets from the MD540 Nightbird that impact the ground can sometimes appear as being frozen*




  • All Platforms - Parachutes sometimes remain open, even after the player has landed.
    • This will be improved upon in an upcoming update.


Hazard Zone


  • All Platforms - Players are currently unable to revive downed teammates if they are inside the MV38-Condor (at Extraction Point)*


*The details listed in this article may change as we listen to community feedback and continue developing and evolving our Live Service & Content. We will always strive to keep our community as informed as possible. NO WEAPON, MILITARY VEHICLE OR GEAR MANUFACTURER IS AFFILIATED WITH OR HAS SPONSORED OR ENDORSED THIS GAME

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