Battlefield 2042 might sometimes display a strange alert saying that the game is waiting for players. Let’s talk about what is causing this alert, and how you can fix it.
Battlefield 2042 is open for players to join
Cancel and make another attempt
You can cancel the match and then exit the game. Wait 30 seconds and then launch Battlefield 2042. Wait 5 minutes and cancel the game if it is still waiting for players. This may mean that you will need to go through the whole process again. You might not have enough players.
If the alert continues after you have waited more than five minutes, quit the queue and go back to the beginning.
Cross-play is possible
Battlefield 2042 could get stuck at the “Waiting to players join” screen if cross-play is disabled.
How to enable Battlefield 2042 crossplay on PC, PS4, or PS5
- On PC, press Esc or the Option buttons on PS4/PS5.
- Navigate to Option.
- Select the General tab.
- Scroll down to Other.
- Then enable Cross-Play.
- Start the game again and try again.
How to enable Battlefield 2042 crossplay on Xbox
- Exit Battlefield 2042.
- Go to Xbox Privacy Setting.
- Select View Details, Customize.
- Select Communication or Multiplayer.
- Allow the option that says To play with people other than Xbox Live
If Battlefield 2042 keeps stuck at the Waiting to players join screen then wait 5 minutes, cancel the match, and then try again. Cross-play should also be enabled.
Are you getting this odd alert from BF 2042 often? Please let me know what you think in the comments section.