Battlefield 2042 early access open beta has officially begun and man the game is amazing. It is everything we anticipated. But, some players are stuck at the initial loading screen unable to jump into the game. When you boot the game, it connects to the server, but players are complaining that the client never connects to the server and they are stuck in the infinite loading screen. Don’t worry, we have got the answer for you. Keep reading if you are prevented from the game by the Battlefield 2042 stuck at the “Connecting to Online Services” issue.
Fix Battlefield 2042 Stuck at Connecting to Online Services
You may be stuck at the Connecting to online services screen for a range of reasons such as issues with the server, a connection problem, or it may be the first time you are loading the game.
If this is the first time you have launched the game, expect the loading time to be longer than normal as the game is loading Shaders and other background resources. It’s normal for this game and a lot of other games. If this is the first time, do not do anything and allow the game to load. After you have loaded the game and played it once, the loading into the game should be quicker.
If it’s a server issue such as the servers being under strain due to over demand, down for maintenance, or some other glitch, there is nothing you can do about it. The thing that you can do is confirm the problem and wait for the devs patch it quickly. Here are some links you can use to get info on the battlefield 2042 server status.
If the issue is not with the server. The Battlefield 2042 Stuck at Connecting to Online Services may be caused by a connection issue on your end. Here is a checklist you can go through.
- Switch to a wired internet connection such as Powerline, Ethernet Cable, or MoCA. Using Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot are both volatile and cause bandwidth drops.
- If you are playing on console, clear the cache and reboot the system.
- If clearing the cache and rebooting the PC did not resolve the issue, reset the internet router or factory reset it.
- If a wired internet connection is not an option, consider:
- Changing the channel on your wireless router; ideally, the one that is used the least.
- Try shifting from 2.4GHz to 5GHz or vice versa.
- Ensure that the router is placed closer to the console or PC and not blocked by a wall or other obstacles that can block the Wi-Fi signal.
- Adjust the router’s antennae.
- Change your network connection. Try using a different internet connection. If you are using Wi-Fi, try playing the game through your mobile internet.
- Do not use other devices on the same network such as tablets, cell phones, etc. while playing Battlefield 2042.
- Terminate bandwidth-intensive tasks such as Netflix, YouTube, or other video streaming services, file transfer (torrents), etc.
- Ensure you are using the latest hardware and firmware. Get in touch with your ISP and ensure the network equipment such as modems, cables, routers, switches, etc. are all up-to-date and working as intended.
- Ensure your NAT type is Open.
- Call the ISP for help with the problem.
Besides the above solutions the DNS server you have set for your device also plays a crucial role when connecting to a server. We suggest that you set Google DNS, which is recommended for gaming and we personally use it. Here are the steps you can use to set the DNS and fix Battlefield 2042 Stuck at Connecting to Online Services.
- For PlayStation 4
- Open the PlayStation and head to the main Menu and go to Settings
- Select Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings > Custom
- Select LAN for cable and Wi-Fi for Wireless depending on the type of connection you are using
- Next, select Custom and change the IP Address Settings to Automatic; Do not specify for DHCP host name; manual for DNS settings, and enter the primary and secondary DNS – 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 – ; Automatic for MTU settings; and Do not use for Proxy server.
- Save and Restart the PlayStation 4.
- For PS5
- From the Home Screen go to Settings > Network > Settings > Set Up Internet Connection > Set Up Manually > Wi-Fi or LAN > Under DNS Settings > Enter Primary DNS as 126.96.36.199 > Enter Secondary DNS as 188.8.131.52
- Fox Xbox One
- Open Guide by pressing the Xbox button > Settings > All Settings > Network > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings > Manual > Enter Primary DNS as 184.108.40.206 > Enter Secondary DNS as 220.127.116.11
- For Xbox Series X|S
- Go to Configuration > General > Network Configuration > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings > Manual > Enter Primary DNS as 18.104.22.168 > Enter Secondary DNS as 22.214.171.124
- For PC
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Windows Settings
- Select Network & Internet
- Click on Change adapter options
- Select the network and right-click > Properties
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties
- Toggle Use the following DNS server addresses and fill the Google DNS 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- Click Ok.
At the time of writing these are the best solutions, we can suggest to fix the Battlefield 2042 Stuck at Connecting to Online Services. We will update the post when we have other solutions.