Battlefield 2042

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Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 cover
Developers
DICE
Ripple Effect Studios[1]
Criterion Games[1]
EA Gothenburg[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows November 19, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 68
OpenCritic 65
IGDB 67
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Battlefield
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Battlefield 2042 on Wikipedia
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Battlefield 2042 2021

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer first-person shooter game in the Battlefield series.

The game's Gold and Ultimate Editions were released on November 12, 2021, with a global release taking place a week after.

General information

Official forums
Official forums for game series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Standard Edition only. Some copies include a key only instead of a DVD.
Windows
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Origin
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Included with EA Play Pro.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
Origin
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Gold and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM, Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM, and a constant internet connection for all game modes.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 2042\settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1517290/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1517290/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Handled through the cloud sync of Origin.
Origin
Steam Cloud
Handled through the cloud sync of Origin.

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and menus.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Vertical field of view from 50 - 105° (and 44 - 88° for vehicles).
Toggle available to allow FOV to affect aiming down sights.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA Low or TAA High. DLSS is also supported.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Ray traced ambient occlusion[5]
Color blind mode

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Different sensitivity options for soldier, vehicle and each level of zoom available.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate options to invert for soldiers and vehicles.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Different sensitivity options for soldier, vehicle and each level of zoom available.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Separate options to invert for soldiers and vehicles.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[citation needed]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Bluetooth, USB
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Subtitle settings
Subtitle settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Also has a 3D audio sound profile for headphones
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled on or off in the audio settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
128 Versus
Cross-platform play and progression is enabled with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.[6]

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[7]
TCP 5222, 9988, 17502, 20000-20100, 22990, 42127
UDP 3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Game does not launch on Kepler/TeraScale/early GCN cards[edit]

The game crashes with a DirectX Error with the error An invalid parameter was passed to the returning function.
This is due to the game requiring DX12 feature level 12.0, which these cards don't support. This affects all Kepler/TeraScale/early GCN cards, even high-end cards like the 780 Ti and HD 7700. There is no fix.[8][9]

"Unable to load persistence data" error[edit]

Connection with game servers experienced some problem. Could be on either side of the pipe.[10][11]

Issues resolved[edit]

Origin overlay is permanently enabled for games you bought on Steam and disabling it in the Origin client doesn't help.[edit]

Delete or Rename: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\igo64.dll.

ERROR: DirectX function GetDeviceRemovedReason failed with dxgi_error_device_hung[edit]

Download and run .NET Framework Repair Tool: https://download.microsoft.com/download/2/B/D/2BDE5459-2225-48B8-830C-AE19CAF038F1/NetFxRepairTool.exe

[12]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 Feature level minimum is 12.0, which restricts compatibility with certain cards (see #Issues unresolved above)
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i5-6600K
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. No materials from EA or DICE make mention of the game running on any specific numbered version of Frostbite (like how previous games were specifically marketed to be using Frostbite 3)[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1517290/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1517290) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References