8 Common Star Wars Battlefront 2 Problems & How to Fix Them

Star Wars Battlefront 2 went through a beta and rigorous testing behind the scenes, but problems have made it into the the game’s final release.

DICE’s new entry into the long-running Battlefront series is a huge game with a ton of moving parts. The developer got a lot right, but there are some kinks it will need to work out as we push away from the game’s release date.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 players are complaining about a variety of bugs, download issues, and performance problems on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Some of these bugs and balance issues will require server-side or client-side patches from DICE. Others can be fixed from the comfort of your favorite gaming chair.

In this guide we’ll show you how to fix the most common Star Wars Battlefront 2 problems. Our walkthrough will take you through some fixes for download issues, stuttering, connection problems, launch issues, and more.

How to Fix Slow Star Wars Battlefront 2 Downloads

If your Star Wars Battlefront 2 download suddenly gets stuck, pause the download and then start the download again.

If your game is downloading slowly, you can try pausing and un-pausing the download after 15 seconds or so to see if that speeds up the process. This has worked for us and others in the past.

If you’re downloading via a wireless Wi-Fi connection, try connecting your console or Windows PC to your router with an ethernet cord.

If you share your home with someone or you have a ton of devices active, make sure you pause other downloads and streaming so other devices aren’t hogging your bandwidth.

If you don’t have enough space on your console or PC, you’ll need to delete files or attach an external hard drive to your device.

Remember, a game might require space on your internal hard drive, even if you’re installing it to your external drive. If you need an external hard drive, here are the best Xbox One hard drives and best PS4 hard drives we’ve come across.

What to Do If Star Wars Battlefront 2 Won’t Launch

If the Star Wars Battlefront 2 refuses to launch on your Windows PC you can try reinstalling Origin. You can download the latest version of Origin from Origin.com.

If the game won’t launch on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, restart your console. In fact, you might try hard resetting it. Here’s how you do that on the Xbox One. On the PlayStation 4, you’ll want to hold down the power button until it boots into Safe Mode.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Crashes & Freezes

If your game starts crashing or locking up, we’ve got a few remedies to try.

First, if you’re playing on PC, make sure your setup meets the game’s minimum requirements. If your PC doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, your game won’t run properly.

If you meet the minimum requirements, but you’re below the recommended specs, you’ll need to adjust the game’s settings to improve performance.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 6350
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 60GB

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 6700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 60GB

If your Windows PC meets the requirements and you’re running into issues, make sure you’ve downloaded the latest drives from NVIDA or AMD. If you’re running an AMD graphics card, head here. If you’re using an NVIDIA graphics card, go here.

If you start getting a black screen, try updating EA Origin. You can download the latest version right here. If you recently updated your operating system, you should reinstall Origin before playing Star Wars Battlefront 2.

If you’re using AMD Eyefinity and you’re getting a black screen, you’ll want to disable the feature until a proper fix is rolled out.

If you’re experiencing issues on the Xbox One or PS4, try restarting the game. You also might want to restart your PC or console. You’ll also want to make sure the firmware on your console or PC is up-to-date.

How to Get Unstuck on a Loading Screen

If you get stuck loading into/joining a server or if you get stuck during the matchmaking process, exit Star Wars Battlefront 2 completely and try again.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Stuttering

Some players using Direct X 12 are, according to EA, noticing micro-stuttering issues. The developer is working on a fix, but here’s a fix you can try in the meantime.

While we wait for an official fix, change your settings to use DirectX 11.

  1. While you’re in the game, go to your Home screen.
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Video.
  4. Scroll to Enable DirectX 12 and toggle the switch to Off.
  5. Restart the Battlefront 2.

If you’re using dual GPUS and DirectX 12, you should also switch back to DirectX 11 to avoid these issues.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Connection Problems

If you’re unable to find a server or game when your console is coming right out of rest mode, reset your PS4 or Xbox One.

If you’re unable to connect to a Star Wars Battlefront 2 server make sure everything is running properly over at EA, Sony, and Microsoft.

Check EA’s Help account on Twitter for information and you also might check Down Detector to see if others are seeing similar issues.

If everything appears to be fine over at EA, check the PlayStation Network status right here and the Xbox Live server status right here for problems. These services occasionally go down.

If you’re suddenly disconnected from a server on the Windows PC, make sure that you’re still signed into Origin. This could solve the issue.

If you’re signed into Origin and/or you’re positive all of the proper servers are up and running you’ll want to check your own connection. To do that, make sure you are signed into PlayStation Network (PSN) or Xbox Live then follow these steps:

If the game still doesn’t work you might need to get in touch with your internet provider or with the company that makes your router. You also might check for an update to your router.

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Lag

If you start experiencing severe in-game lag you might need to restart your router or open up/forward ports.

We recommend taking a look at EA’s guide to repairing connection issues. You’ll likely need to employ some trial and error to see what works for you though here are a few basics:

  • Restart your router.
  • Use a wired connection instead of a wireless connection.
  • If you have to use wireless, move your console closer to the router.

You can also try opening or forwarding ports. This is a little more demanding, but it’s a known fix for lag and connection issues. If you’ve got time, this guide that will take you through the basics on how to open TCP and UDP ports.

If already know how to do that, here are the ports for each platform:

PC

  • UDP: 443
  • TCP: 80, 443, 8080

Xbox One

  • UDP: 88, 3074, 53, 500, 3544, 4500, 1863
  • TCP: 80, 3074, 53, 1863

PlayStation 4

  • UDP: 3659, 17503, 17504, 10000-20000
  • TCP: 80, 443, 9988, 10000-20000, 17503, 17504, 42120, 42210, 42230, 44125, 44225, 44325

How to Fix Star Wars Battlefront 2 Graphics

If you’re noticing graphical issues with Star Wars Battlefront 2, such as artifcating, make sure you’ve updated your graphics card drivers.

If you’re using an AMD graphics card, head here. If you’re running an NVIDIA graphics card, go here to download the latest drivers. They could help.

If you’re using a dual graphics card setup, you might try disabling one of them to see if that improves the game’s graphical performance.

If none of that helps, try lowering the graphics settings in your game. It’s not ideal, but it could help the performance on your Windows PC.

If you’re unimpressed with the graphics on your PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll probably want to invest in a PS4 Pro or the new Xbox One X.

4 Reasons Not to Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront 2 & 3 Reasons You Should

Pre-Order If You Want to Play ASAP

Pre-Order If You Want to Play ASAP

If you want to play Star Wars Battlefront 2 the second it's released you'll need to pre-order a very specific version of the game. 

If you pre-order the digital version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 you'll be able to download the right when it unlocks at Midnight.

If you pre-order a physical copy of the game, you might not be able to play until your delivery driver shows up hours after the servers start to populate with thousands of gamers. 

We haven't seen any stores (besides 24-hour Walmart locations) commit to staying open late to accommodate those who want to pickup their game on release day.

If you want to be at the very tip of the sword, you'll want to put in an early order for the digital version of Star Wars Battlefront 2. 

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