The worldwide release of the Battlefield 2042 game is upon us. Players who ordered the Gold or the Ultimate editions have been playing the game for over a week. Battlefield 2042 ‘Unable to Connect to EA Servers’ is an error you will come across quite often. The error mainly occurs when the client is unable to communicate with the server either due to a connection problem on your end or when the servers are down. At the time of worldwide release, you may be seeing this error message because the game’s not live yet and the servers are offline.
But, that’s not all the reason you can see this error. Even when the game’s released it’s likely you will run into these specific error messages. The error can occur on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Keep reading and we will show you how to resolve the issue and other launching problems.
How to Fix Battlefield 2042 Unable to Connect to EA Servers
The official time when the Standard edition for Battlefield 2042 goes live is Nov 19, PC at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 8 AM GMT. For consoles, 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET. For other regions on the console, the time is midnight local time. If you try to access the game before this time, you will encounter the Battlefield 2042 “Unable to connect to EA servers error message.”
If you are past the launch date for the early access or the game has been released and you still run into the error, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading to know more.
Check Battlefield 2042 Server Status
The most likely cause for this error would be a glitch on the server-end when the game is down for maintenance or unexpected strain on the server such as over-demand on the servers. So, when you run into the error message, the first place you should check is the status of the servers. Here are various ways to do it.
If the servers are fine, the issues may be on your end and you will have to fix it to get back in the game. However, before you try any troubleshooting, wait for a day if you were playing the game and the error suddenly occurred as it’s most likely a glitch that’s not reported. But, if this is the first time you are playing the game or have returned after a while, the issue may be on your end.
Set the Right DNS Servers
The DNS servers set on your device play a crucial role in your connection to servers. Hence, it’s recommended that they go with the best. For the purpose of gaming, the Google DNS servers are the best. Here is how to change servers on all devices.
- 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 – 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 – ; 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 184.108.40.206 > Enter Secondary DNS as 220.127.116.11
- Fox Xbox One
- Open Guide by pressing the Xbox button > Settings > All Settings > Network > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings > Manual > Enter Primary DNS as 18.104.22.168 > Enter Secondary DNS as 22.214.171.124
- For Xbox Series X|S
- Go to Configuration > General > Network Configuration > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings > Manual > Enter Primary DNS as 126.96.36.199 > Enter Secondary DNS as 188.8.131.52
- 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 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
- Click Ok.
If setting the DNS server does not help with the issue and the server is not the cause, reboot everything from the console/PC to the network hardware such as modem/router. You can also perform other basic troubleshooting such as changing the ISP and ensuring the correct NAT type of set.
At the time of writing, these are the solutions we suggest to fix the Battlefield 2042 Unable to Connect to EA Servers with Error 327684:1. We will update this post regularly as the error emerges in the game and we have more effective solutions.