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Keyboard Or Mouse Not Working In Battlefront 2 – Fix It

Mouse Not Working In Battlefront 2

Are you looking for a solution to fix the keyboard or mouse not working in Battlefront 2? If yes, then you are in the place. EA Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the most popular and famous action shooter video games that has been released in 2017 and players love it really well. However, it seems like tons of players are encountering various errors or some other bugs with this game after launch on the Epic Games Store for free. Lots of interested players are moving into this game, some errors related to the server start appearing these days. However, some of the affected players are receiving PC peripheral regarding problems. If you’re facing the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Mouse or Keyboard Not Working problem then check out this troubleshooting guide to resolve it.

According to one of the EA Community Managers, this keyboard or mouse not working problem in the Star Wars game can happen because of the in-game overlay option. Yes! If you can’t use the mouse or keyboard while launching or playing the Battlefront 2 game then it means the Discord app has been installed on your system/Laptop and the in-game overlay is enabled by default. In some cases, just turning off the overlay option from the Discord app should resolve this specific issue whatsoever.

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Keyboard Or Mouse Not Working In Battlefront 2 – Fix It

Mouse Not Working In Battlefront 2

Therefore, we’ve shared the discord overlay option turning off the steps below. However, if it doesn’t work for you somehow then you can follow some other possible methods given below.

Turn Off Discord Overlay

The chances are very high that the Discord app is already installed on your PC. In this case, the in-game overlay option from Discord will be turned on as well. You have to disable that option.

  • Head over to the Discord app on your PC/Laptop.
  • Move to the App Settings menu > Tap on Overlay.
  • From the Overlay section, you have to disable the ‘Enable in-game overlay.’ toggle.
  • Once turned off, exit the Discord app > Restart your PC and try running the Star Wars Battlefront 2 game.

I hope that it should work for you and the mouse or keyboard will work again while gaming. If in case, this method didn’t resolve your issue ‘keyboard or mouse not working in Battlefront 2’, try other workarounds.

Update Windows OS Build

You should update your Windows OS build if you haven’t updated it for a while. In some situations, there are high chances that outdated system software can cause various conflicts or connectivity problems with your program or the device peripherals.

  • Hit Windows + I keys to simply open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Tap on Update & Security > From the Windows Update section, tap on Check for updates.
  • When there is an update available (feature update or cumulative update), then make sure to install or download it right away.
  • Once installed successfully, reboot your Computer/Laptop > Enjoy!

Update Device Drivers

Whenever the problem occurs with your mouse or keyboard which comes under peripherals for your PC. Then check updates for your connected keyboard and mouse drivers also. To do this:

  • Right-tap on the Start Menu (Windows icon) to simply open the Quick Start Menu
  • Then choose Device Manager by tapping on it.
  • When the Device Manager interface opens, check for ‘Keyboards’.
  • Double-tap on the Keyboard option to simply expand the list > Right-tap on the connected keyboard.
  • Choose Update driver > Select Search automatically for drivers.
  • If any update is available, it’ll automatically install or download it.
  • At last, restart your PC to apply changes.
  • Do the same steps for your connected mouse from ”Mice and other pointing devices”.
  • Again reboot your PC/Laptop to apply changes once all done.

If you still face keyboard or mouse not working in Battlefront 2 issue then head over to the other method!

Quit Background Running Tasks

It looks like some unwanted background executing tasks or third-party programs can also cause various issues with the Windows system performance and connected devices. So, it’s a good idea to quit all the higher CPU/Memory consuming not necessary tasks from the Task Manager to limit the overload from your PC resources and wipe any conflicting issue.

  • Right-tap on the Taskbar on your Windows PC/Laptop.
  • Choose Task Manager > When the task manager interface opens, tap on the Processes tab.
  • Now, view all the irrelevant background running tasks and higher resources consuming tasks too.
  • Tap on to choose a task once at a time (individually) and choose End Task to exit it.
  • Now do the same for all the tasks according to your preference. You can quit the running game task too.
  • Restart your PC and try to run your Battlefront 2 game again to check for the problem.

Repair Game Files

Certainly, a missing or corrupted game file can cause issues with the gaming performance or startup or also not working with your connected peripherals. Therefore, you should try to repair and scan your game files if something troubling you with your game. If you want to do this:

  • Make sure to quit the Star Wars Battlefront 2 game.
  • Now simply launch the Origin client > Head over to My Game Library.
  • Now, right-tap on the Star Wars Battlefront 2 game icon.
  • Choose Repair > Wait until the process gets completed.
  • After this, restart your Origin client and try to again run the game to view whether the mouse or keyboard is working properly or not.

If you still face keyboard or mouse not working in Battlefront 2 issue then head over to the other method!

Turn Off In-Game Overlay Options

It’s very common to use overlay applications on the PC/Laptop if you’re a professional or hardcore gamer. But the in-game overlay options can cause lots of performance drops rather than from the connectivity issue with your peripherals or devices. If none of the above workarounds worked for you, try this method also.

For Steam:
  • First of all, open Steam on your Windows.
  • Jump over to the Settings > Tap on the In-Game.
  • Tap on the checkbox to turn off Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  • When the checkbox mark is erased, tap on OK.
For Origin:
  • Here you open the Origin launcher on your PC/Laptop.
  • Tap on the Origin tab from the top-left corner.
  • Choose Application Settings > Tap on MORE.
  • Select ORIGIN IN-GAME > Disable the toggle ‘Enable Origin In-Game’.
  • At last, check if Star Wars Battlefront 2 Mouse Not Working issue is still appearing to you or not.
For GeForce Experience:
  • Initially, launch the Nvidia GeForce Experience application.
  • Tap on the Settings (gear icon) located in the top-right corner.
  • Head over to the General tab > Dive down a bit and Turn Off the IN-GAME OVERLAY toggle.

Uninstall & Reinstall the Game

Well, if you still face the issue and nothing works for you then you should try to uninstall and reinstall the game on your system. Though it looks weird and all of your game data may get cleared, there is nothing to do as a last try.

  • Make sure to fully exit the Battlefront 2 game.
  • Exit the Origin client too.
  • Follow Method 4 to wipe background running tasks of the game and client.
  • After this, launch the Origin client again > Head over to My Game Library.
  • Right-tap on the Star Wars Battlefront 2 game icon.
  • Choose Uninstall > When the game uninstalled, just restart your PC.
  • At last, look for the Star War Battlefront 2 game from the Origin store to install and download it on your PC again. (If you’ve earlier installed the game from Epic Games Store, do the same)
  • Enjoy!


That’s all about it, guys. I hope that his article was helpful to you. For additional questions and queries let us know below!

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