Battlefield 2042 Issues So Far

Battlefield 2042 Issues So Far

This post is all about some of the Battlefield 2042 Issues So Far, and wow there are many problems with this game!

Below is a official listing of some of the Battlefield 2042 Issues So Far, all information listed below is official (not just people crying on social networks). We know a couple of the issues have been fixed with the latest Battlefield 2042 Update 0.2.1 but not all and will probably need a bigger update in the next week or so.

Server Rubberbanding / All Platforms

We have spent our day investigating the reported instances of Rubberbanding that most commonly appear on All-Out Warfare. This is an issue occurring on our side, and we’re all over it.

Persistence Data / All Platforms
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

We are continuing to investigate additional error codes that show alongside Persistence Data errors. (15:-7A), (1:4688822970:100J:1004G), (2.2600J), and (15:1102P: 1101P) are all being looked into by the team and we’ll keep you updated on our progress.


Reviving / All Platforms
We are aware some players are in rare instances finding themselves in state where they cannot redeploy and are forced to leave the server.
Our investigations so far have shown that this issue appears to be linked to problems where our IFF indicators disappear, and in instances where players find themselves unable to ADS, or un-crouch.
As a temporary solution, if you find yourself in this state, immediately press Escape/Start and choose redeploy. This will break the cycle and ensure that you’re not forced to leave the server.
We’re actively working on the fix for the root cause of this issue and will keep you updated.
We are aware of players being unable to revive others if they are in a downed state near bushes, walls, shallow water surfaces. This is being looked into by the team.

Progression & Earning

Challenge Rewards / All Platforms
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.


Battlefield Portal Experience Queue
We are aware of early signs that players could find themselves stuck in an infinite queue when trying to join highly popular Battlefield Portal Experiences. There is no option to leave a queue other than hard-quitting the game at this moment in time, we are continuing to investigate this issue.

Breakthrough End of Round
We’re aware of some players getting ‘stuck’ when transitioning to the next map in Breakthrough mode.
Temporary Workaround: If this happens, we recommend quitting out of the match and re-matchmake. Our team is working on a solution in the meantime.

Breakthrough Round Completion
We’re aware some matches are not successfully ending once the attackers have captured all objectives with the only option being to leave the match manually.

Starting a Breakthrough Round
We’re aware some matches are not successfully starting and players are not seeing spawn points to deploy onto. The team is investigating this issue.

Battlefield Portal
Gadgets / Bad Company 2 – We have temporarily disabled the UAV-1 Interaction on Valparaiso and Arica Harbor pending future balance changes. The Laptop on both maps will no longer spawn to prevent the UAV-1 from being deployed.

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*
Battlefield Portal – 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.
All Platforms – All Locked Character / Weapon / Vehicle skins are missing their Mastery Rank target*
All Platforms – The “Fly Not Ye Cowards” Playercard 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.
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*


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)*

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 EA Help.