Battlefield 2042 servers mostly work, despite “persistence data” errors

It's launch day for a new Battlefield, and the servers are... mostly fine now?

Soldiers examine a bit of space capsule tech in what is definitely not a metaphor for Battlefield 2042 server issues

Day one of a new Battlefield launch is usually a mess of server errors, but with the Battlefield 2042 release time upon us – at least if you’ve got early access – the game’s actually working. Well, mostly. You’ll likely encounter a few ‘persistence data’ errors as you attempt to login to Battlefield 2042, but keep retrying and you will be able to play.

“Unable to Load Persistence Data is a connection issue on our side”, as the devs explain in a tweet. That error tends to appear as you login for the first time, or attempt to matchmake into a game. Either way, it’ll dump you straight back to the main menu. The devs say they’re “seeing healthy recovery” on the issue, so if you had trouble logging in earlier today, you might have better luck now.

The fix for the ‘persistence data’ error is to just keep retrying, in other words. Some players have reported that disabling cross-play has improved their success rate, but for what it’s worth, I was able to get into a match just fine with cross-play enabled after retrying my way through a single error message.

EA and Dice launched the Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter account earlier this week. If you want up-to-the-minute communication from the developers on server issues, you’ll probably want to give that account a follow.

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Check out our Battlefield 2042 review-in-progress if you’re on the fence about the game. If you’re not in for one of the editions that provides early access, the proper Battlefield 2042 release date is set for November 19.