[Updated] Battlefield 2042 'Unable to load persistence data' error troubles many, issue being looked into

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 9, 2022) follows:

Electronic Arts released Battlefield 2042 last year (2021) as the latest installment in the successful tactical shooter franchise.

Games in the Battlefield series often offer solid experiences in both offline and online modes. The multiplayer mode is the one that extends their useful life for many more months (or years).

However, Battlefield 2042 online modes are currently completely inaccessible, due to an ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error message.

Battlefield 2042 ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error

According to multiple reports, the Battlefield 2042 ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error message prevents players from accessing multiplayer modes.


@Battlefield So, I was in game, zero hour came, I can see the battle pass stuff, but no new map or game mode. Restarted game, now 25 mins of unable to load persistence data. Did they not think that a few extra servers to cope with a rush of interest might have been a good idea?

Checked in around 2315 last night no problems with loading try this morning and Load Persistence Data Error 15:600P:13C. All I see in trying to get help is “my fault” with the support answers. Please explain how.

Apparently, this is not the first time this issue has happened.

8 months we have waited for CONTENT. We shouldn’t have to wait longer due to their incompetence.

They said this was fixed and shouldn’t happen. Again for the 3rd time we have this persistence error plaguing servers.

It’s a joke, this franchise is no more than a laughing stock.

EA team is already aware and looking into the issue

The EA team is already investigating the Battlefield 2042 ‘Load Persistence Data’ errors. However, there are no details about an ETA for a fix yet.

We’re looking at Load Persistence Data Errors that have just appeared for players launching the game. Sit tight, we’re on it.

We will update this story once new developments on the matter emerge.

Update 1 (June 10, 2022)

11:04 am (IST): Battlefield support has confirmed that the persistence data issue has now been resolved.

We have managed to make changes, and get some of you back into servers over the last 30 Minutes. Some players may still receive a Persistence Data Issue. Reload your game if you do. Servers are now active again and you can now login and play Season 1: Zero Hour. (Source)

01:50 pm (IST): Battlefield support has also informed players that although servers are up again, the issue is not yet fully resolved.

Moreover, they are still working to restore full service and players may still encounter persistence data issue.

ICYMI – we’re still working to restore full service, but servers are active again and you can login and play Season 1: Zero Hour. You may still receive a Persistent Data error. Please reload your game if you do. (Source)

Update 2 (July 12, 2023)

08:47 am (IST): Multiple players are reporting the reappearance of the issue after a recent update (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Update 3 (July 25, 2023)

08:57 am (IST): There are still players getting the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error that prevents them from accessing the game (1, 2, 3).

Update 4 (July 26, 2023)

05:01 pm (IST): Reports related to the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error message (1, 2) have not stopped emerging.

05:40 pm (IST): A planned server maintenance has been extended indefinitely for Battlefield games.

Maintenance across our #Battlefield titles has been extended.

Online connectivity and gameplay performance may be disrupted during this time.

We will relay any further updates as soon as possible, thank you for your patience!

Update 5 (July 27, 2023)

08:43 am (IST): Even after the extended server maintenance, the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error has continued to occur for some players (1, 2, 3).

Update 6 (July 28, 2023)

08:50 am (IST): Sadly, the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error message continues to cause headaches for multiple players (1, 2), with no fix in sight.

04:15 pm (IST): Reports related to the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error stopped surfacing since this morning, so it seems that it has finally been resolved.

Update 7 (August 1, 2023)

09:07 am (IST): Sadly, the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error message is reappearing for multiple players (1, 2, 3, 4).

Update 8 (August 2, 2023)

04:45 pm (IST): Developers have acknowledged the issue where Battlefield 2042 players are getting ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error messages after 5.2 update. It is currently under investigation.

We are aware of increased Persistence Data errors when matchmaking since yesterday’s 5.2 Update.
Our team is investigating and we’ll follow-up once consistent matchmaking is restored.
Online gameplay remains available in the meantime.

Update 9 (August 3, 2023)

09:18 am (IST): Even though Battlefield 2042 team confirmed that they have resolved the persistent data error, fresh reports (1, 2, 3) from players continue to surface.

Moreover, even Downdetector shows that some players are indeed having problems with the game.

Update 10 (August 23, 2023)

09:10 am (IST): After about 2 slightly ‘quieter’ weeks, it seems that the ‘Unable to load persistence data’ error has reappeared (1, 2).

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