17 Nov 2021 2:03 PM +00:00 UTC

How To Fix Battlefield 2042: Common Problems, Issues, Bugs, Glitches and More Explained

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The arrival of Battlefield 2042 hasn't been completely smooth. Its release was pushed back by a month, presumably to try to fix a few issues before launch. And despite the best efforts of the development team, there are still a few problems that have managed to sneak through. We've put together this article on how to fix Battlefield 2042 errors and problems. You'll be back on the battlefield in no time.

How To Fix Battlefield 2042 Constant Crashes

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If you're trying to play BF 2042 on PC, you may be suffering from an endless cycle of crashes. And you may fear that you are doomed to this fate until a patch is released to fix the game. But before you curse the Gods and rail against your misfortune, try checking the integrity of your game files. If you are playing through Steam, then follow these steps:

  • Restart your computer and launch Steam
  • Next, you can either right-click the game in your Library, or click the gear icon from the game's Library page on the far right
  • From the drop-down menu, select Properties...
  • Select the Local Files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files... button
  • The process takes several minutes, so go grab yourself a snack while you wait.
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If you are using Origin, then the equivalent is to right-click and press Repair. This has worked for a lot of players. but if it doesn't fix your issue, try updating your graphics drivers.

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Unable To Connect

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There are reports of players being stuck in an infinite queue, particularly on the Portal mode of the game. This is a known issue that is being investigated. But in the meantime, the only fix for that issue is to force quit the game and restart it.

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If you get an "Unable to Connect" message that isn't linked to the infinite queue, the first step is to check the server status of the game. If the servers are down, nothing else is going to work, so just play the waiting game.

You can expect the servers to be at their busiest in the period just after the game has been released, so it may be worth trying the game at different times, to see if it was a one-off.

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Other steps you can take include:

  • Restart your device, and relaunch the game
  • Make sure your internet connection is working. Restart your router, and try using a wired connection rather than Wi-Fi.
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Unknown Error Code 2:2600J

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You'll know if you've experienced this error by a distinctive red box that appears in the top corner of your screen. It usually appears when you are launching the game and can happen regardless of the platform you are playing on. Somewhat strangely though, while for some players, it stops them playing, while for others, it has no effect whatsoever. But if you are getting this error, try the following:

  • First off, don't do anything. You may be able to simply proceed to the main menu and start playing, without it impacting your game.
  • If you aren't that fortunate, check for updates on the game and your system.
  • As above, check the server status of the game, in case of a server issue.
  • Users have also reported that deleting a specific game file has been effective. Specifically, remove the ‘igo64.dll’ file from: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin.
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Easy Anti-Cheat Error

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If you are getting the Easy Anti-Cheat error, there are several steps that may help to resolve it:

  • Follow the steps we outlined above to verify the integrity of the game files.
  • Make sure EAC is on your safe list on your Firewall or Antivirus, as these can sometimes interfere with the software.
  • Give the game administrator privileges.
  • Check for software updates.
  • If none of these steps work, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Easy Anti-Cheat.
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With any of these errors (and any errors in general) if you are really struggling to fix them, then get in contact with the game developer for further assistance. You can contact them on Twitter via @EAHelp or through their support website, where you can raise a support ticket. Hopefully, our tips on how to fix Battlefield 2042 errors will resolve these for you. If not though, these errors will all hopefully be dealt with soon by EA, via the magic of a game update.

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