How To Fix Battlefield 2042 Unable To Load Persistence Data

One of the most annoying bugs when Battlefield 2042 was released until now is the  “unable to load persistence data” error. While the problem does not affect the majority of players, there’s a considerable number of players that encounter it everyday. If you’re one of them, this guide should help you fix the problem.

How to fix Battlefield 2042 “unable to load persistence data error?

These are the solutions that you can try if you keep on getting the Battlefield 2042 “unable to load persistence data error message.

Fix #1: Restart your device. 

Before doing any advanced troubleshooting, make sure that you restart your game first. Simply close and run the game to see if that will get rid of the issue.

If nothing changes after restarting the game, you can then go ahead and restart your PC or console itself. This has been an effective way to fix minor bugs in Battlefield 2042 for some people.

Fix #2: Check for game server status.

The Battlefield 2042 “unable to load persistence data” error can be an indication of a possible server-related issue. Make sure that you check the server status of the game if a quick restart of your device did not make a difference.

There can be several reasons why Battlefield 2042 servers may go down. 

You have a few options to check the server status of the game. The first one is by going the official route which is to check the EA Help website.

If you have a Twitter account, you can also follow the official EA Twitter account to get near-real time updates. Alternatively, you can also check the Battlefield Twitter page for possible outages or maintenance.

If you prefer to use third party outage monitoring instead, you can opt to use Ookla’s Downdetector.

Fix #3: Turn off Crossplay.

Some people have discovered that disabling crossplay fixes the “unable to load persistence data error. This solution is shared by all of those who experience this error though but you can give it a try to see if it works on your end.

To disable Crossplay, just go into Settings > General.

If you’re playing Battlefield 2042 on an Xbox, you need to go to Settings > General > Online Safety & Family > Privacy and Online Safety > Xbox privacy > View Details and Customize > Communication and Multiplayer > Select Block under You can join cross-network play.

Fix #4: Troubleshoot your internet connection.

The “unable to load persistence data” error message can also be caused by an internet connection issue at home. So, you want to ensure that you check your connection at this point if the problem appears to continue.

Below are the basic troubleshooting that you need to do.

Reboot the modem or router.

A classic solution to all sorts of connection issues is a quick reboot of your networking equipment. Sometimes, all it takes to fix a minor network issue is to refresh your router. Make sure that you turn off the device normally and then leave it unplugged from the power source  for  at least a minute.

Run a speedtest.

Low bandwidth can sometimes occur when many devices use your home network all at the same time. If the “unable to load persistence data” error remains after restarting the modem or router, try running a speed test on your device  to see if it’s getting at least 15Mbps of download and upload.

If you have a slower network, try to disconnect other devices while you’re playing. If Battlefield 2042 works normally and the “unable to load persistence data” bug is absent, you can assume that you have a low bandwidth situation.

Try to talk to your Internet Service Provider for options on how to make your network faster.

Use wired connection.

Another common reason for a lot of connectivity issues in gaming is unreliable wireless connection. If you rely on wifi for your internet connection on your PC or console, try to see if using a wired connection will fix the “unable to load persistence data” issue.

Fix #5: Check for corrupted files.

If you play Battlefield 2042 on Steam, you might fix the “unable to load persistence data” error by ensuring that the game files are verified. 

  1. Access the Steam client.
  2. Login to your account.
  3. Select Library.
  4. Look for the Battlefield game icon and right-click.
  5. Select Properties. 
  6. Go to the Local Files tab.
  7. Select Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  8. Wait for a few minutes until the repair process is complete. 
  9. Restart PC and try to play Battlefield 2042 to identify if it is working properly now.

Fix #6: Clear the Steam cache.

Another possible solution that Steam players should try is to clear the Steam cache. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click Steam at the upper left and select Settings.
  3. Select Downloads.
  4. Click on CLEAR DOWNLOAD CACHE.

This will delete all your Steam download cache which may be causing a conflict with the game files.

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