The Battlefield 2042 beta is now live across PS4, PS5, Xbox and PC. If you’re jumping into the action then you need to know what issues you can expect while playing the game. Users should keep in mind that the current build of the Battlefield 2042 beta is a few months old so it doesn’t accurately represent the final product. In addition, some issues might be present.
EA and DICE claim that even though the Battlefield 2042 beta build is old, they are constantly working on it by improving issues and squashing bugs. Even if the client is being scrapped when the beta ends. If you see an issue then you won’t be around for long.
With that being said, the Battlefield 2042 beta has a current list of known issues and bugs. Users are contributing to this list on the official forums so keep your eye out for more as the beta days go by.
- Minor Visual, Performance and Graphical Issues
- Our Open Beta is representative of progress made earlier in our development cycle. Many of the issues you encounter throughout the Beta have already received a great deal of new attention and will continue to do so as we complete the final work on 2042. Enjoy the experience you can have with our Gameplay, and take confidence that there’s more to show you on 2042, and natural optimisations that are made to raise performance above our high standards in these final weeks leading to launch.
- Cross Play Parties
- In the Open Beta, you’ll be matchmade into Conquest Servers with players on relevant platforms, with players on PC playing alongside those on the Xbox One Series X|S, and PlayStation 5; with players on Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. During the Open Beta, you will not be able to squad up with players on different platforms, but you will encounter players from other platforms. We’re making great progress on our plans to have this feature fully available at launch, and we’ll keep you updated on our progress towards that goal.
- Adaptive Triggers (PS5)
- You will not experience the full range of supporting functionality for PlayStation 5 controllers during this Open Beta, which is otherwise presently being developed and tested for possible inclusion later down the road.
- Commo Rose
- Battlefield Veterans will be familiar with this staple of the gameplay experience. In the Open Beta, you’ll be able to play with our Ping feature, and use the Right Shoulder button, or Q on PC, to ping locations, and enemy targets, with supporting VO that helps to reference to your Squad what’s being highlighted. If all goes well, we’ll look to show you the complete Commorose that otherwise didn’t make this build. Look forward to seeing that soon!
- HDR mode on PC
- We’ve disabled this feature on PC for the Open Beta. We observed that it was causing issues that we weren’t happy with. Console players will otherwise find options for this in the Video Settings, and we’re tracking positively against restoring this on PC ahead of time for the full release.
- VOIP is disabled in the Open Beta. We’re working to have this available in the full release, including for Players who are squadding up Cross Platform. We otherwise encourage you all to make use of the Ping functionality in the game, as well as to Squad up in Parties on Console, or join us over on the Battlefield Discord if you’re looking to chat whilst playing.
- Sustained EMP Effect
- There are very specific, and rare circumstances in which players can find that the visual effect associated with the EMP Blast will persist after death, and can last through the remainder of the round. We’re confident that we’ve addressed the underlying issues that caused this to take place in our full release testing, but during the Open Beta if you run into this rare issue, please just leave the server and rejoin so that you can get back to experiencing our gameplay.
- Xbox Gameplay Recording
- An issue we spotted late on with the Open Beta is the inability to use the DVR functionality to record and share gameplay clips. This is unintentional, and for those who have access to extra hardware that enables you to record and share gameplay, please do! Our Beta is fully open to be posted and shown online, even through Early Access. We have since resolved this issue, and we’re not anticipating that you’ll experience this same problem after the Open Beta.
You can stay up to date on the Battlefield 2042 known issues and bugs over on the official site here. This list is expected to grow as the servers fill up with players this week.