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Battlefield 2042 Bug Reportedly Crashing Xbox Consoles

Xbox Series X users are reporting that the new title is causing their systems to randomly power off.
Xbox Series X users are reporting that the new title is causing their systems to randomly power off. / Photo courtesy of DICE

It appears an Xbox Series X bug causing shut downs similar to those that plagued titles such as NBA 2K22, FIFA 22 and F1 2021 has become an issue in Battlefield 2042 as well.

In addition to the Unable to Load Persistence Data error, many who have had early access to Battlefield 2042 are seemingly reporting that the new title is consistently shutting their next-gen Microsoft consoles off altogether.

On Nov. 11, a user named Slipknot_AUT posted a thread to the EA Answers HQ Battlefield 2042 forums titled, "Game crashes my Xbox Series X."

"Yeah what should i say," Slipknot_AUT wrote. "Another EA game crashes my console. I'm just playin a few minutes, sometimes an hour and suddenly my whole Xbox shuts down. Also happend with F1 2021 and Fifa 22. At least MICROSOFT solved this issue on Fifa 22 with a patch cause EA didn't do anything."

At the time of writing, there have been 22 pages of replies to the thread, with many players reporting similar experiences. Slipknot_AUT has also added more details about the apparent issue, which they say has been only occurring in EA games, with Battlefield 2042 crashing in the middle of matches and shutting their console down completely.

"It’s clear from all the posts here that this is a major issue that EA/DICE need to resolve," user MagicXB added. "I didn’t pay $120 for the ultimate edition just to crash every single match back to the dashboard. A bug report has been filed in the Bug Reports section. Until they fix this broken technical mess I will be seeking a full refund."

Players who pre-ordered the Gold and Ultimate Editions of Battlefield 2042, and EA Play Pro members can launch the title now via Early Access. The Standard Edition release for Battlefield 2042 is Nov. 19.