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How to fix Battlefield 2042 Unable to Load Persistence Data?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There are a few reasons why you may get the error code “battlefield 2042 unable to load persistence data”. One reason could be because the game files are corrupted and need to be replaced. Another reason could be because your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements to run the game. The last reason could be because you don’t have enough space on your hard drive for the game. To fix this error code, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the game, or try to run the game on a different computer.

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1. Restart the game

  1. Delete the "battlefield2042.ini" file in the game's installation directory.
  2. Copy the "battlefield2042.ini" file from the game's installation directory to a new location.
  3. Launch the game.
  4. Edit the "battlefield2042.ini" file in the new location.
  5. Change the value for "bEnabledPersistentStorage" to "1".
  6. Save the file.
  7. Launch the game.

2. Reload the most recent save

The most recent save must be reloaded in order to fix Battlefield 2042 unable to load persistence data. First, make sure that the game is closed and then press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog. In the Run dialog, type "cmd" and press Enter. In the command prompt, type "cd C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2042" and press Enter. Type "cmd" and press Enter again to open the command prompt's command prompt window. Type "bcdedit /set {current} path=C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2042\save" and press Enter. Type "bcdedit /set {default} path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\save" and press Enter. Type "bcdedit /set {current} systemroot=C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042" and press Enter. Type "bcdedit /set {default} systemroot=C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\game" and press Enter. Type "bcdedit /set {current} user=your_username" and press Enter. Type "bcdedit /set {default} user=administrator" and press Enter. Type "exit" and press Enter to close the command prompt window. Restart the game and load the most recent save.

3. Delete the saved data and start a new game

  1. Go to the "settings" tab and select "save data".
  2. On the "save data" screen, click on the "delete" button.
  3. Battlefield 2042 will ask you if you want to delete all data or select specific saved data. Select all saved data.
  4. Battlefield 2042 will then ask you if you want to delete the current game or start a new one. Click on the "delete current game" button.
  5. Battlefield 2042 will ask you if you want to confirm the deletion. Click on the "yes" button.
  6. Battlefield 2042 will then ask you to choose a new game name. Type in a new game name and click on the "create new game" button.

4. Verify the game files through Steam

  1. Open Steam and sign in.
  2. In the main menu, select Library
  3. Right-click on battlefield 2042 and select Properties
  4. Click on Local Files and select Verify integrity of game files.
  5. If the Integrity of game files check fails, then Battlefield 2042 will not load persistence data and you will need to delete the game files and start over.

5. Reinstall the game

  1. Exit the game if it is currently running
  2. Download and install the latest Battlefield 2042 patch
  3. Copy the "battlefield2042.exe" file from the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042" folder to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games" folder
  4. Copy the "battlefield2042.xml" file from the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Data" folder to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games\Data" folder
  5. Launch the game and attempt to load a persistence data file
  6. If the game fails to load the persistence data file, follow the instructions below to Reinstall the game
  7. Copy the "battlefield2042.exe" file from the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042" folder to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games" folder
  8. Copy the "battlefield2042.xml" file from the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Data" folder to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2042\Origin Games\Data" folder
  9. Launch the game and attempt to load a persistence data file
  10. If the game fails to load the persistence data file, follow the instructions below to Reinstall the game