Update from December 2nd, 2021
Battlefield 2042 engineers are still investigating the connectivity errors manifested by “1004G: Unable to Load Persistence Data” reported as of early this morning with the release of Update 3. Whoever receives the error should try to reconnect to a game.
Not only the servers in Battlefield 2042 are causing problems after Update 3, but the mouse settings are also corrupted. Users report that looking left / right is no longer possible and EA confirms that too. The solution is to reset the in-game settings, which not everyone will find great.
There are problems with Update 3 for Battlefield 2042. According to EA, many players get an error message when they want to join a server and then end up in the main menu. The “Unable to load Persistence Data” error is a connection error on EA’s side. They are working on it, players can try to reconnect to the server.
As EA announced on Twitter, Update 3 for Battlefield 2042 was successfully rolled out. According to PCGHX forum user Panzerfaust, the patch on PC is 6.43 GB in size. If you didn’t interrupt your match at 9 a.m., you should restart the game to receive the update automatically.
Update 3 release date
As a reminder: Update 3 for Battlefield 2042 should be rolled out around 9 a.m., no server downtime should be necessary for this. How big the patch will be, which by its own account has “hundreds of changes”, has not yet been determined. We would be happy to receive comments on the patch size. A few days after Update 3, Update 4 will follow, which should also be released at the beginning of December.
How well the two software patches are being received can also be seen from the approval on Steam. The starting point is a “largely negative” mood – specifically, that is 35 percent. But the number of players is also to be observed: yesterday, December 1st, there were only 30,000 players on Steam at the peak, which is quite a drama for a multiplayer shooter.