Can’t play Battlefield 2042 because of missing privileges? Don’t worry, as this is not your fault. The open beta phase of the much-awaited video game is painful and annoying as more and more bugs keep surfacing. While many players lost patience and decided to wait until the official release, some still wanted to keep playing the game. A well-constructed game, Battlefield 2042 looks amazing and is immensely promising. We expect it to become one of the most popular first-person shooter games by its official release. Fans are quite happy with the impressive graphics and mechanics of Battlefield 2042. Only if the bugs go away! The game is expected to remain in the beta phase till its official release. DICE is working on deploying dynamic patches/fixes for some unavoidable bugs. However, the list of unaddressed bugs is not going to grow smaller anytime soon.
Battlefield (BF) 2042 Missing privileges to play online error
When the Battlefield 2042 open beta phase was announced, the news made many shooter game fans happy. What’s more thrilling than being able to try a promising video game way before its official release date? However, any video game veteran would know that beta versions and phases are not that much fun. Unless a video game company is so perfect that it creates a masterpiece without a single annoying bug, which is practically impossible! Anyway, the announcement of Battlefield 2042’s beta phase got a lot of fans to pre-purchase the video game from Steam and Origin. This is because the beta phase was going to be available for anyone who pre-purchased it or is an EA Play member. However, even after being responsible enough, many players are now being greeted with the missing privileges error message.
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How to fix the Missing privileges to play online error in BF 2042?
So, even if a player has pre-purchased the game and is a member of EA Play, the game is still inaccessible to him. This doesn’t make any sense; it is an obvious bug. The good news is you can fix this particular issue by just changing your console’s region. Note, if you are on Play Station, you cannot perform this fix as changing locations is not allowed officially.
To change locations in Xbox, click on the center button of your controller to open up the menu and head over to the right-most tab, Profile & system settings. Select Settings > System > Language & location. Select a different region for Location (for example, Canada). Once done, perform a restart from the option on the same screen. Next, after the restart is complete, come back to Language & location settings in the same way as mentioned above. Change your location back to what it was before and restart the console again. Once the console is booted, launch the game, and you shouldn’t face the error anymore.
The above-mentioned fix should be treated as a temporary workaround. It may not work for everyone. The missing privileges to play online error is a bug that needs to be addressed by DICE. So, if you are unable to fix the error with unofficial fixes, it is better to wait a while for the devs to find a solution. Till then, please report all your grievances to the EA Answers HQ or EA Support to get quicker and more successful resolutions.