For the past three days, Battlefield 2042 has been constantly crashing to the desktop for me. I thought I could do nothing but wait for the first patch, but there may have been a simple fix all along: If Battlefield 2042 crashes or freezes, please try the “Verify Integrity of Game Files” tool on Steam.
In Steam, you can find the “Verify Integrity” button by right-clicking on the game in the library, selecting “Properties” and navigating to the “Local Files” tab. The tool will check whether all your Battlefield 2042 files match the files you should have, and if they do not match, it will automatically replace the missing or damaged data.
If you have Battlefield 2042 on Origin, try right-clicking and use the “Repair” option, which is equivalent.
After checking my copy of Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition pre-installed before the Early Access Edition on November 12th, Steam found a mismatch and downloaded 644.7KB to solve the problem. I have never had a car accident since then.
Origin’s situation is uncertain. The full-time writer Morgan Park is playing the Origin version and said that the “repair” tool may have downloaded something, but there is no record to indicate what it is. It may or may not help.
If you experience crashes like mine that you can’t afford, which caused more than one dangerous area to end early, I hope this fix can help.If damage or loss of data is not your problem, then try to update your video driver (if you haven’t already), or Check the support forum.
The danger zone has become interesting now, and @ELahti, @MorganRPark and I have mastered the tricks of it. pic.twitter.com/jufJRwmFT4November 14, 2021
I blame myself for not attempting file verification immediately. A few months ago, I would crash from Rainbow Six Siege every time I loaded the map, and it turned out that there was a gap in my local game data. In this case, I just assumed that the crash was part of the other startup problems of the BF2042 (sometimes the delay in the conquest may be a bit rough), but obviously this is not the case.
Now I seem to be able to play the game without BF2042.exe eating every 10 minutes, and I should review it in the next few days. There are some weird UI decisions and Portals that are more limited than I hoped, but I still have a positive view of BF2042, which is in sharp contrast to what I have seen from other reviewers so far.
Regarding the tweet embedded above, we learned about the tornadoes and different types of crashes that occurred in the danger zone over the weekend.