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Fix: Battlefield 2042 stuck at waiting for players to join


Battlefield 2042 may sometimes throw up a strange alert that says the game is waiting for players to join. Let’s discuss what’s causing this alert and what you can do about it.

Battlefield 2042 is waiting for players to join

Cancel and try again

Cancel the match, and exit the game. Wait for 30 seconds, and launch Battlefield 2042 again. Wait for 5 minutes, and if the game is still waiting for players to join, cancel and try again. You may need to repeat the process a few times. Perhaps there aren’t enough players on the server.

If you’ve waited for more than 5 minute, and the alert persists, abandon the queue and try again.

Enable cross-play

If cross-play is disabled, Battlefield 2042 may get stuck on the “Waiting for players to join” screen.

How to enable Battlefield 2042 cross-play on PC, PS4, and PS5

  1. Press Esc on PC, or the Option button on PS4 and PS5.
  2. Navigate to Options.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Scroll down to Other.
  5. Then enable Cross-Play.
  6. Restart the game and try again.

How to enable Battlefield 2042 cross-play on Xbox

  1. Exit Battlefield 2042.
  2. Go to Xbox Privacy Settings.
  3. Select View Details and Customize.
  4. Then select Communication and Multiplayer.
  5. Enable the option that says You can play with people outside of Xbox Live.


If Battlefield 2042 is stuck on the Waiting for players to join screen, wait for 5 minutes and then cancel the match and try again. Additionally, make sure to enable cross-play.

Do you often get this strange alert on BF 2042? Let me know in the comments below.

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