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How to fix Battlefield 5 PC update stuck at 68% error

Today, October 1, 2019, EA and DICE released a small Battlefield 5 hotfix across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There appears to be some trouble for a number of players when it comes to downloading the update on PC, however: A number of you are complaining about the Battlefield 5 PC update stuck at 68% bug. An annoying issue, for sure. Thankfully, there does appear to be a fix that should, hopefully, work. Read on to discover how to fix Battlefield 5 update stuck at 68% error.

How to fix Battlefield 5 PC update stuck at 68%

Battlefield 5 PC update stuck

What is the Battlefield 5 PC Update Stuck at 68% Bug?

While the Battlefield 5 hotfix file size is rather small on both PS4 and Xbox One, it is much larger on PC. You’ll have to download and install around 5.22 GB on PC compared to 500 MB on consoles. According to EA DICE community manager PartWelsh on Twitter, however, the company is looking into the issue where the PC download gets stuck at 68% completion. Thankfully, too, there does appear to be a workaround fix.

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How to fix Battlefield 5 PC update stuck at 68%

If you find yourself unable to download and install the latest Battlefield 5 update on PC when it gets stuck on 68%, we’re here to help. There is a workaround that should, hopefully, work for you as it has for some others. The Battlefield 5 PC update stuck at 68% fix involves verifying your game files through Origin via repairing your game. That is, according to EA Help on Twitter, anyway.

Simply follow these steps if your Battlefield 5 update download is stuck at 68% and you should be good to go:

  • Cancel the download
  • Re-open Origin
  • Locate Battlefield 5 in the Game Library
  • Right-click the Battlefield 5 game tile and choose to Repair Game
  • Wait for the repair to finish

Following the steps above should let you finish downloading the update. Hopefully, you’ll be back on Battlefield 5 in no time.