Battlefield 2042 has been one of the most popular first-person shooter games. However, players constantly complained that the game crashes on PC and is literally unplayable. If you’re stuck in the same situation, don’t worry. Here are 7 fixes to help you troubleshoot the issue easily and quickly.

Try these fixes:

You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick.

  1. Unplug any peripherals
  2. Launch the game through the EA app
  3. Update your graphics driver
  4. Verify the integrity of game files
  5. Run the game as an administrator
  6. Disable in-game overlay
  7. Reinstall Windows

Fix 1 – Unplug any peripherals

According to some players, Battlefield 2042 crashes when they have a racing wheel connected to the computer. If you’re using peripherals like a wheel, controller or other USB devices on PC, it may interfere with Battlefield 2042 and lead to the crash. Just disconnect them to see if the problem is solved.

If you don’t have any gaming gears plugged in, you can read on to rule out other possible causes.

Fix 2 – Launch the game through the EA app

The EA app, the newest iteration of the Electronic Arts gaming platform, is in open Beta now. If your Battlefield 2042 doesn’t work perfectly with Origin, try to launch it with this all-new app, which is supposed to be more smooth. And you don’t need to redownload the game on the EA app.

  1. Close your Origin client.
  2. Download the EA app and follow the on-screen instruction to install it.
  3. Launch the EA app and open Battlefield 2042.

Check if the game works without problem. If not, there are a few more fixes below.

Fix 3 – Update your graphics driver

Every player knows how the graphics driver is important to the gaming experience. If you’re using a faulty or outdated graphics driver, games will be unstable with constant crashes or stutters, especially when you’re playing new titles like Battlefield 2042. To always enjoy the top performance, make sure to keep your graphics driver up-to-date.

If you’re familiar with computer hardware, you can visit the official website of the graphics card manufacturer like NVIDIA or AMD, and download the correct driver corresponding with your operating system.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

After the driver update is done, reboot the computer. See whether the performance boosts in Battlefield 2042. If not, check out the next solution.

Fix 4 – Verify the integrity of game files

Corrupted or missing game file is another common cause of game crashes. Try to run a thorough scan of your game file to see if it’s the culprit. Here are the steps:

If you’re on Origin

  1. Open Origin and select My Game Library from the left pane. Then click Battlefield 2042 from the list.
  2. Click the gear icon next to the Play button and click Repair.

Wait until the integrity check to complete and restart your game. If the crashing issue reoccurs, move on to Fix 5.

If you’re on Steam

  1. Launch Steam and go to the Library.
  2. Right-click Battlefield 2042 and select Properties.
  3. Select Local Files and click Verify integrity of game files.

Once the process finishes, restart Battlefield 2042 to check if it crashes again. If so,

Fix 5 – Run the game as an administrator

Certain games may require administrator rights to run properly. To see if that’s the case with Battlefield 2042, you can run it as an administrator. Just follow the instruction to do this:

  1. Navigate to the installation folder of Battlefield 2042.
  2. Right-click the bf.exe file and select Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab. Then tick Run this program as an administrator and click OK.

Now test the issue. If the game is still buggy, continue to the next method.

Fix 6 – Disable in-game overlay

Overlay allows players to access some features like voice chat or screenshots while playing a game. That’s a great convenience but can trigger game crashes in some situations. Simply turn it off if you don’t necessarily need it and see how the game works.

You could jump to the steps that correspond with your gaming platform: Origin, EA app or Steam.

On Origin

  1. Open Origin and navigate to the My Game Library. Then choose Battlefield 2042 from the list.
  2. Click the gear icon and click Game Properties.
  3. Untick Enable Origin In Game for Battlefield 2042, and click Save.

Launch Battlefield 2042 to test. If the issue isn’t resolved, go ahead with Fix 7.

On EA app

  1. Launch Battlefield 2042 via the EA app.
  2. Click the triple bar on the far left and select Settings.
  3. Select the Application tab. Then scroll down and toggle off In-game overlay.

If the Battlefield 2042 crash persists, take a look at the last fix.

On Steam

  1. Open Steam and click the Library tab.
  2. Right-click Battlefield 2042 from the list and click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, untick Enable the Steam Overlay while in game.

If disabling the overlay doesn’t give you luck, try the last fix.

Fix 7 – Reinstall Windows

If all the methods above failed, consider reinstalling Windows as the last resort. When there are critical system issues with your Windows, you may encounter program crashes or freezes. To solve it, you can perform a clean install of Windows manually. But if you prefer an easier option, we recommend Reimage. It’s a powerful tool that replaces all the damaged files on your system and improves your PC’s performance and security without harming the user data.

  1. Download and install Reimage.
  2. Open Reimage and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC. This will take a few minutes.
  3. Once done, you’ll see all the issues on your machine. Click Start Repair to fix them all automatically. This requires the purchase of the full version. If the product doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can refund any time within 60 days.
    Reimage START REPAIR

Your system may return to a healthy condition after a thorough repair. Simply launch your game and it should be working fine.


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