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Unable to Load Persistent Data Battlefield 2042: How to Fix

For those looking to spend less time on the error screen and more time in Battlefield 2042, here's what you can do.
For those looking to spend less time on the error screen and more time in Battlefield 2042, here's what you can do. / Photo courtesy of DICE

The Unable to Load Persistent Data error is one that many Battlefield 2042 players are experiencing at the moment with the title unfortunately also just entering its early access period.

For those looking to spend less time on the error screen and more time in Battlefield 2042, here's what you can do to fix the Unable to Load Persistent Data error.

Unable to Load Persistent Data Battlefield 2042: How to Fix

As acknowledged by the new Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter account, the Unable to Load Persistence Data error message is one that many are receiving while attempting to load into a Server before being returned to the Main Menu.

Additionally, the service account also confirmed that the error is a connection issue coming from the devs' side of things.

As such, while the devs do recommend for players encountering the issue to simply try and hit "Retry" and attempt to join a server while they work on a fix, some in the community claim to have found some other temporary workarounds to use in the meantime.

One is that since this issue is seemingly happening more often for console players than those on PC, turning off crossplay seems to have done the trick for some.

Another is to simply try to close the game application and restart it. Those on PC can also try to verify their game files, close background applications or clear their cache depending on the game launcher they purchased the title from.

Other than that, it's likely not worth uninstalling and re-downloading the entire game, especially since the Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter is now reporting that the servers are indeed now beginning to recover.

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