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All Battlefield 2042 known issues and bugs at early access launch

Here are all the issues and bugs in Battlefield 2042 that DICE and EA are aware of at the game's early access launch.
All Battlefield 2042 known issues and bugs at early access launch

DICE and EA unleashed Battlefield 2042 in the early hours of the morning on 12th November 2021 via the early access launch, available for those who have pre-ordered the Gold Edition or the Ultimate Edition. While those with the Standard Edition will have to wait until Battlefield 2042's release date of 19th November, that might not be the worst thing in the world, as there are dozens of known bugs and issues in the game right now.

Developer DICE and publisher EA are aware of a plethora of bugs and issues players are experiencing at launch. This ranges from progression and unlocks issues, to not being able to revive a teammate whilst in certain areas, some gadgets not working properly and more.

Battlefield 2042 bugs and issues detailed

Across all of the three main modes, from your standard Battlefield All-Out-Warfare mode to Portal and Hazard Zone, seeping into multiple maps, there are some bugs and issues to be found.

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Portal is Battlefield 2042's most-praised game mode so far. (Picture: EA / DICE)

The teams at DICE have been working "extremely hard to get Battlefield 2042 into as smooth and rewarding a state as possible" but we all know no big game launch is without flaws.

A member of DICE's team working on Battlefield 2042, Straatford, explained in a recent post that players might "still encounter some bugs and issues during these first few weeks."

The developer is working to ensure that they continue to resolve Battlefield 2042 issues and players are reporting, and have also shared a list of known issues and bugs.

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There are some known vehicle-related bugs in Battlefield 2042. (Picture: EA / DICE)

The developer has already fixed an issue relating to the Xbox EA Play Trial not activating correctly.

Check out the list of known issues and bugs for Battlefield 2042 below, with issues marked with a * being targetted for future updates right now.

XP Progression:

  • Our teams are reviewing reports of 128 Player Servers that aren't correctly awarding XP for Score Events. If you're not seeing Score Confirmations, it means you're on an affected server. We'll get to the bottom of it. Keep an eye on your feeds or consider playing smaller modes for now.


  • 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. 

Map issues in Battlefield 2042


  • 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*


  • 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*

Misc map issues:

  • All Platforms - We are aware of some miscellaneous issues causing players to become stuck within world geometry*
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On some maps, players can get stuck in the terrain. (Picture: EA / DICE)


  • Soldiers - 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.

UI and 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*
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Battlefield 2042's maps are gigantic! (Picture: EA / DICE)

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*
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Parachutes sometimes remain open once players have landed. (Picture: EA / DICE)

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

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.


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

If you are experiencing an issue or bug in Battlefield 2042 not found on this list, then you can report it via the Bug Report section of the Battlefield 2042 official forums. For any account-related queries, contact EA Support.


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Featured image courtesy of DICE / Electronic Arts.