It seems that most of the Battlefield 2042 players feel let down after the full release of the mentioned title by DICE and EA in November 2021. Even after waiting for a while and going through the beta phase, there are plenty of bugs or issues appearing to the PC players which is unexpected. It has already received thousands of negative reviews on Steam. Now, several players are reporting about the Battlefield 2042 Flickering Screen issue on their PCs.
So, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter the same issue then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to completely resolve it. There are a bunch of never-ending issues or bugs appearing to the players such as startup crashing, black screen issue, server error, audio issue, graphical glitch, and more. Although developers haven’t released any official patch fix or made any statement yet, you can try manually fixing this issue with this guide.
Fix: Battlefield 2042 Flickering Screen, How to Fix it?
Here we’ve provided with you a couple of possible workarounds that should gonna help you out. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.
1. Update Battlefield 2042
Although developers are working to solve “visual artifacts which have the potential to trigger photosensitivity conditions.”, you can try updating the Battlefield 2042 game manually if you haven’t updated it. To do so:
- Launch the Steam client on the PC > Click on the game Library.
- Click on Battlefield 2042 from the list > If there is any update available, it’ll show you the Update button.
- Make sure to update the game and restart it to apply changes.
- Once done, click on the Play button to get into the game.
2. Update Graphics Driver
Most PC users should try updating the graphics driver to the latest version to fix multiple graphics-related issues whatsoever. It fixes graphical glitches, screen flickering, black screen issues, etc. To do this:
- Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
- Now, click on Device Manager to open it > Double-click on Display adapters.
- Right-click on the active or problematic audio device > Select Update driver.
- Click on Search automatically for drivers > Wait for the process to complete.
- If there is an update available, the system will automatically check for it, and install the update.
- Once done, make sure to reboot the system to apply changes.
3. Disable ‘Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion’ Settings
One of the Redditors has claimed that turning off the “Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion” seems to fix the issue. Although this trick may not help everyone, you can try it out.
4. Check HDMI Cable Connectivity
Ensure that the video cable (HDMI) connection is properly connected and doesn’t have any kind of issues whatsoever. Check out both the ends of the HDMI cable if there is an issue with the display connectivity.
5. Lower Screen Refresh Rate of Display
Make sure to lower the screen refresh rate of the laptop or monitor display that supports a higher refresh rate than 60Hz (default). You should set the screen refresh rate to default 60Hz or 75Hz rather than keeping it to 120Hz or higher to check if the screen flickering issue has been fixed or not. Mostly the VA (Vertical Alignment) display panels do have some minor screen flickering issues by nature that you have to deal with.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.