How to Fix 'Unable to Load Persistence Data’ in Battlefield 2042

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There's a new bug that's making it hard to connect to EA's servers, rendering Battlefield 2042 unplayable.

Battlefield 2042 hasn't had the greatest reception from fans. With players noting a lack of content, coupled with game issues, it's made for a shaky launch. This new bug that's cropped up only seems to be making matters worse.

Players attempting to log into Battlefield 2042 lately might have encountered the 'Unable to Load Persistence Data’ error message, sending them straight back to the Start menu. The message asks players to check their internet connection, but it seems like it could be more than that.

How to Fix 'Unable to Load Persistence Data’ in Battlefield 2042

There's a good chance that the issue is actually originating from EA's side. If this is the case, it's a good idea to check the status of the servers before you start tinkering with your own settings. The EA servers affect almost every aspect of the game, so if they're down don't expect to be logging in quickly.

If everything seems fine on EA's side, then be sure to check that you're playing on the most recent version of the game. Close down the game and check to see if there are any updates available for both the game and the client.

The issue could also be with your own internet. Check to make sure that everything is up and running as it should be. You might also want to try restarting your router or switching to a wired connection where possible. If all else fails, restarting your system could also help initiate any updates or determine if this is a one-time problem.

There's another, more intricate, fix to try. Disabling crossplay via the in-game settings has been a fix for some players. PC and PlayStation players can do this via the Main Menu, through the Options menu and then navigating to the General tab. Under the Other section, toggle crossplay to 'off.'

Xbox players will need to press the Xbox button then head to the Settings menu. Go to the General section, then Online Safety and Family. From there, choose  Xbox Privacy, then View Details and Communication and Multiplayer under Customize. Select Block under 'join cross-network play.'

If, after all of this, the issue still persists then it's likely something that EA need to issue a fix for. In that case, the best option is to simply wait until all is well.