The Battlefield 2042 Easy Anti-Cheat error makes it seem anything but easy to play this game. Easy Anti-Cheat is, of course, software that's installed alongside the game, in an effort to stop people from cheating while playing the game.
This is important both for the lucrative world of esports, but even for a social experience, it hardly makes people want to play the game if they know they'll be competing against people who can fly, or are invincible, or have self-aiming bullets.
It's also preferable for the developer to prevent cheating, rather than having to deal with shadow-bans and the like. Today, we'll let you know what you can do if this error happens to you.
With the release of Season 2: Master of Arms, there is a possibility that an error such as this will see a resurgence. So make sure you know what to do if the easy anti-cheat error rears its ugly head.
How to Fix the Battlefield 2042 Easy Anti-Cheat Error
Easy Anti-Cheat errors have been known to happen in a number of different games, New World for instance. Happily, though, this means there are already a few tried and tested fixes, which are well worth utilising if this happens on Battlefield 2042.
Restart your computer. But before trying anything else, see if restarting your device makes a difference. Go on, we'll wait. Ok, if you've tried that, and you're still having problems, here's what to do next.
Verify the Integrity of the Game Files
This is a useful step in case any of the game files have become corrupted. In order to perform this process:
- Load Steam
- From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu
- Select the Local files tab and click Verify integrity of game files…
- You’ll need to wait for a few minutes for this process to complete
If this doesn't work, it's time for you to try reinstalling EAC.
Reinstall Easy Anti-Cheat
If you need to reinstall Easy Anti-Cheat, complete the following steps:
- Open New World in your Steam library
- Go to Settings > Manage > Browse Local Files
- Open the AntiCheat folder
- Run the EasyAntiCheat_Setup executable file
- Press Repair
If this isn't successful either, it's time to try some of the other potential fixes that are out there in the wild. We'll cover those next.
Other Potential Fixes
If our top two tips haven't helped fix the Battlefield 2042 Easy Anti-Cheat error, then run through the following steps, to see if they help:
- Check for any other pending updates, both for the game and for your system. Also, check to see if your GPU need updating. If you have an AMD graphics card, check here. For Intel, go here. And for GeForce, go here.
- Run the game with administrator privileges. To do this:
- Right-click the game in your Steam Library.
- Go to Properties then the Local Files tab.
- Click Browse Local Files.
- Locate the game executable (the application).
- Right-click it and go to Properties.
- Click the Compatibility tab.
- Check the Run this program as an administrator box.
- Click Apply.
- Don't overclock your computer. Overclocking can, in some cases, improve performance. But it can also destroy the components in your computer. So best not to do it.
- Put EAC on your antivirus safe list. Sometimes this issue is caused by an overly enthusiastic antivirus blocking the software. Make sure Easy Anti-Cheat is on your safe list on your antivirus and your firewall.
If none of the above works, then it's time to contact EA for further help. You can reach them on their support website, or on Twitter @EAHelp or @BattlefieldComm. The hope is that this will be a short-term issue which the developers can rapidly fix.