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Battlefield 2042 mouse not working fix

If you can no longer look left or right with the mouse in Battlefield 2042 after Update 3, you are not alone. The latest update broke aiming with a mouse, but there's an easy fix to it.
Battlefield 2042 mouse not working fix

Battlefield 2042 Update 3 is now live, and while it has brought numerous bug fixes and improvements, it has also introduced a few unintentional new bugs and glitches.

Most of the newly-introduced bugs are minor issues that aren't particularly problematic, but one major bug left many players wondering if there's something wrong with their mouses.

Since today's patch, PC players are reporting that they can not aim left or right with the mouse in Battlefield 2042, the mouse simply won't work. You can only move your mouse vertically, above and below your character, and that's it, you are stuck with that view.

This obviously problematic issue renders the game unplayable as you can't do anything if you can't aim freely with your mouse in an FPS game.

If you are stuck with this problem as well, there's a workaround that can help you mitigate the issue while you are waiting for DICE to deploy their fix.

Battlefield 2042 mouse aim not working fix

Battlefield 2042 mouse not working fix
Following the update, Battlefield 2042 PC players can only aim up and down, but not left and right. (Picture: EA)

Although the issue is serious and we expect DICE to fix it as soon as possible, thankfully, there's a working solution right now, which should reset your input controls, and with it, the left/right aiming with the mouse will start working again.

Apparently, resetting your keybindings should do the trick, or alternatively, you can also delete the Battlefield 2042 folder with the settings, which is usually located on your C drive.

To delete Battlefield 2042 folder, follow these instructions:

  • On your PC, go to "C:\Users\[Your Account Name]\Documents\Battlefield 2042"
  • Right-click on the "Battlefield 2042" folder and delete it. This is just a folder for personal settings, not an actual installation folder.
  • The next time you start Battlefield 2042, the game will see that the folder no longer exist and will make a new one.
  • You will need to manually adjust your in-game settings again (video, audio, controls etc) because you've deleted the old folder.

This should fix your mouse problem (it did it for us!), and you will now again be able to use your mouse normally.


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Featured image courtesy of DICE / Electronic Arts.