Battlefield 2042 Known Issues and Bugs for PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Are you experiencing game crashes with Battlefield 2042 or running into other bugs and glitches? You have come to the right place as we have compiled a long list of all the BF2042 known issues and bugs here in this article. Now that the game is being rolled out to a number of early players, a new set of issues are popping up from server problems, to graphics (frame drops, stuttering), to connection glitches.

Much of the Battlefield 2042 known issues and bugs listed below have a workaround with it as well, and there is a good chance they will get fixed in a future patch soon. We have already discussed the best graphics settings to improve performance and cross-progression support between platforms, but stay tuned for a lot more tips.

Battlefield 2042 (BF2042) Bugs, Glitches and Known Issues

Here is an official (and also an unofficial) list of all the Battlefield 2042 known issues and bugs, revealed by Electronic Arts and the player community, as of updated on November 12, 2021:

Specialists

Dozer – SOB-8 Ballistic Shield

NEW 11/11 @ 06:02 PM – We have temporarily disabled Dozer’s SOB-8 Ballistic Shield, it’s presently behaving outside our intended designs and we’re working to assess what changes we can make. This change takes effect across All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone, and Battlefield Portal. We will continue to update you of any further developments regarding this on @BattlefieldComm and within this thread.

Matchmaking

Xbox – EA Play Trial

RESOLVED 11/11 @ 07:40PM – We have deployed a fix for the issue relating to Xbox EA Play Trial not activating correctly, if you continue to receive an issues please reach out to EA Help for further assistance. This issue is now considered resolved and will be removed from this list in the coming hours.

Maps

Breakaway

  • All Platforms – We have identified some server instances of rubberbanding when the big silos on Breakaway are destroyed*
  • All Platforms – On the mode Breakthrough, players will be unable to spawn on B1 while it is contested*

Kaleidoscope

  • 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*

Discarded

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

Manifest

  • 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*

Misc

  • 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!

Bots

Soldiers

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

Ranger

  • 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.

Audio

Vehicles

  • 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.
    • We’re working to resolve this issue and will follow up with further updates at a later time.
  • All Platforms – Weapon Skins are unlocked but will show an incomplete progress bar until the game has been restarted*
    • Restarting the game will fix this for you, however a fix has been made for an upcoming update.
  • 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 applying 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*

Vehicles

Misc

  • 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*

Gameplay

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

Hazard Zone

  • PC – We’re aware of players experiencing an issue with mouse input when it comes to selecting a Specialist within Hazard Zone
    • While we are working to resolve this in an upcoming patch, players can bypass this by selecting their chosen Specialist with the spacebar.
  • All Platforms – Players are currently unable to revive downed teammates if they are inside the MV38-Condor (at Extraction Point)*
  • All Platforms – We’re aware of some rare instances of the Extraction Streak not updating after multiple extractions have taken place*

Battlefield Portal

  • Battlefield Builder / Web – We’re aware of messaging taking place upon the creation of an Experience that suggests you were “Unable to Create” the Experience. This is incorrect, the Experience is created, and refreshing your page will resolve this. – We are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

As always, we’ll be providing you with complete information about the patch notes for Battlefield 2042 (BF2042) as soon as they are released with the above fixes. You can also join the official Battlefield 2042 forums to report problems. Are you facing an issue other than the ones mentioned above? Let us know in the comments down below!

Battlefield 2042 is now out for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S platforms. If you want to learn more about game news and patch notes, make sure to check out our Patch Notes section.

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Haris Nadeem
Haris is an avid mobile gamer who loves to play Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile in his free time. He is also a coffee aficionado who loves to write technology news and gadget reviews.

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