Battlefield 2042’s third major update was recently released, and it may arrived with an unexpected game-breaking bug. According to a post from the Battlefield Direct Communication Twitter account (along with several users on Reddit), some players on PC have been unable to make horizontal mouse inputs since downloading the latest patch.
Obviously, not being able to look left or right in an FPS is a major problem. Those playing Battlefield 2042 on PC can fix this issue, but they have to be willing to sacrifice all of their in-game settings to implement it.
To apply the fix, navigate to My Documents, Battlefield 2042, Settings in the file directory and delete the “PROFSAVE” files. Removing these will restore the game to default settings, so players with custom keybinds will have to re-apply those custom layouts. However, fan-run Twitter account Battlefield Bulletin tweeted players only have to delete a set number of lines in one file.
Alongside this bug, Battlefield 2042’s developers did note a rise in the “Unable to load persistence data” error that prevents players from connecting to a match. This error was a serious issue when the game launched in early access in November. Unfortunately, players have no way to fix this particular problem as it’s server-side and needs to be handled by DICE.