Battlefield 2042 Bugs and Other Issues Plague Launch

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Battlefield 2042 Bugs and Other Issues Plague Launch

November 12, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

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DICE
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Electronic Arts
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November 19, 2021 (Calendar)
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A number of Battlefield 2042 bugs and other issues are making the game's Early Access launch rough including the apparent lack of controller aim assist, server outages, and more.

Battlefield 2042 is now available for select players in Early Access. While a recent review event went pretty smoothly, the game's launch has been somewhat shakier once it got into the hands of the public including problems such as the apparent lack of a scoreboard. In the roughly 12 hours since launch, a number of other problems have been discovered by the playerbase -- and some of them are pretty rough.

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Battlefield Bugs Are Bad, But Missing Features Are a Bigger Problem

A number of Battlefield bugs have made the launch a little rough. These include an issue that caused Dozer's shield to be disabled pretty much right at launch, although this was far from the only problem.

 
 

One of the more annoying bugs I've personally experienced is an issue with respawning. Should you be unlucky, you'll find that the bleed-out timer is stuck at 0 and you have no way to respawn; the only fix is to force-quit the game and rejoin. There are other small problems here and there, but a more serious issue may be the lack of some longstanding features.

Aside from the traditional scoreboard being MIA, it has also been discovered that game lobbies disband after the completion of a game. The days of playing several rounds with the same people in public games have seemingly come to an end.

One of the more egregious omissions appears to be a lack of auto-aim on controllers.  Players on Reddit report in multiple threads that this common console feature is either not present or not working well, adding another problem to the growing list of player-reported problems.

Mind, it's not just Battlefield 2042 that's been having launch day troubles -- earlier today, the remastered GTA Trilogy was pulled from sale on PC due to several issues. Hopefully, EA Dice can get these problems (and all of the other launch day issues it officially acknowledged) sorted before the game properly launches late next week; you can buy Battlefield 2042 for PC and consoles starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent via its official website.

What Battlefield 2042 bugs have you personally encountered? Do you think EA DICE will be able to shore up the problems in a timely manner? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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