The Battlefield 2042 beta is currently underway, and many players are encountering a bug called “Unknown Error” when trying to play the game. Battlefield 2042 is one of the most highly-anticipated games this fall, and the servers are understandably getting hammered during the first days of the open beta due to high demand. Server problems like these are very common during betas, and DICE has been very open about these issues as the beta rolls out in more regions. Here’s how to fix the Unknown Error bug in the Battlefield 2042 beta.
How to Fix Unknown Error in Battlefield 2042
Many players are experiencing an Unknown Error in the Battlefield 2042 beta while trying to play a Conquest match. The Unknown Error bug is a server-side issue, so there unfortunately isn’t anything that players can do on their end to fix it.
If you've met our friend 'Unknown Error' – Sit Tight.
— Freeman 🇸🇪 (@PartWelsh) October 6, 2021
However, DICE is aware of the issue and is working to ramp up server capabilities as more people get access to the beta. The team is currently scaling up servers to meet the demand, so things should stabilize as the beta progresses. DICE has already deployed a significant fix that improves the number of available servers, so the issue should not pop up as often anymore.
That being said, more server issues are likely to appear later during the beta. Currently, the open beta is in an early access period only open to those who have pre-ordered Battlefield 2042. On October 8, the servers will be completely open to anyone on any platform, meaning there will be another huge influx of players hammering the servers. If you’re planning on playing the beta this weekend, expect to see more bugs like this.
How to Fix Failed to Connect in Battlefield 2042
Some players are unable to get into the Battlefield 2042 open beta at all, encountering an “Unable to Connect to EA Servers” error at the main menu. This issue isn’t that common now that the beta has been live for a while, but some people are still experiencing the issue. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix.
To solve this error, all you have to do is restart the game client. If you’re on PlayStation or Xbox, simply close the application and restart it. You should be granted access to the beta. If you’re on PC, you’ll have to manually close the EA client by following these steps:
- Close Battlefield 2042 Open Beta
- Open the Task Manager by pressing Crtl+Shift+Esc
- Find EA, EA Background Service, and EADesktop under Processes
- Select End Task for all three of them
Once you have successfully closed all EA tasks, just restart the beta and you should be able to log in. Battlefield 2042 was initially scheduled to launch in late October, but the game was delayed to November in order to allow for additional polish. With server issues like these popping up this early into the open beta, it seems like the delay was for the best.
Battlefield 2042 Beta is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.