How to Fix the ‘Unable to Load Persistence Data’ Error in Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 is currently playable for those who have purchased the Gold or Ultimate editions of the game, ahead of its November 19th release date. Battlefield 2042, like most early access games, is plagued by technical difficulties. The most notable issue, which reads “Unable to load persistent data” at the time of writing, is prohibiting a large percentage of Battlefield 2042 players from playing any of the game’s modes. We’ll explain what “Unable to Load Persistence Data” means and what to do if you’re unable to play in this tutorial.
We're aware that many of you are receiving an error message while attempting to load into a Server, and then being returned to the Main Menu— Battlefield Direct Communication (@BattlefieldComm) November 12, 2021
⚠ Unable to Load Persistence Data is a connection issue on our side
We're on it, for now you can hit Retry and attempt to join a server pic.twitter.com/bDDN3DaIME
According to the official ‘Battlefield Direct Communication’ account on Twitter, the ‘Unable to Load Persistence Data’ problem, which prevents players from joining servers and subsequently returns them to the home screen, is a serverside connectivity issue that is currently being examined and worked on. As inconvenient as it may be, keeping trying to connect is the only way to potentially get around this problem. Even then, your chances of success are slim to none. We recommend waiting for an official notification about a fix and keeping a watch on social media.
This issue also affects players trying to log in to the game from the title screen, so if you’re still trying to join a game, we recommend not restarting it. Due to the fact that Battlefield 2042 is a game that requires a persistent internet connection, the entire game is currently unavailable until the issue is resolved.
This problem is unrelated to the ‘Unable to connect to EA servers’ bug that plagued the game during early access and was most likely caused by the large number of gamers trying to play at the same time. Hopefully, many of these flaws will be resolved before the game’s formal release on November 19th, 2021.
Despite some unwelcome adjustments and technical challenges, Battlefield 2042 is shaping up to be a fantastic addition to the series. In our review, we gave it four out of five stars, describing it as “a game created exclusively for Battlefield enthusiasts,” with “fast-paced and chaotic” multiplayer and a solid base on which to develop. On PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5, the game boasts dynamic weather, massive areas, and the outstanding option of letting 128 people join a single match.