If you are into PC gaming, then probably you are aware of Apex Legend developed by Respawn Entertainment. It is recently launched free-to-play the game is becoming very popular these days. It is a multiplayer, battle-royal game for competitive gamers to achieve glory, fame, and fortune on the frontier. But with a new update, the Apex Legend game is crashing again and again making game non-playable for the users.
What is Apex Legends?
Apex Legend is a recently launched Game by Origin for PC’s, Xbox, and PlayStation 4. It is a free-to-play multiplayer Battle Royal games with decent graphics and performance. The game is very responsive and can be the best option for competitive gamers. The Game provides unique skills to individuals, which makes survival more interesting. You can either play Duo or in a squad with four members.
The battle-royal matches include 60 players, and most of the time, it depends on the strategy for the win. So you can say that this a strategic battle royal game, where your gameplay is the strategy to win the gan with minimal efforts. You also have these legendary characters in-game like a rooster and much more, each with their own unique personality and strength.
Possible reasons for Apex Legends crashing issue
Users have often faced the Apex Legend crash during the landing in the Play Zone. The game suddenly shuts itself and exits. You have re-open and join the team again in order to complete the match, which is a headache. There is no pin-point reason for the crash, but below, there are a few possible reasons for the crash is mentioned.
- Microsoft Visual C++ files are maybe in conflict with the Game files.
- If game files are damaged or corrupted.
- Origin client may be causing the crashing.
- Using the old version of the graphics driver won’t be compatible with the game.
- Antivirus can be in conflict with the game.
How to Fix Apex Legends crashing issue?
Firstly, if your game crashed, try to restart the game by closing the game and the origin client, Restart the origin client. If the game now runs without any crash, then it is possible your issue is fixed. However, if you are encountering the error again and again, then try to read and apply the following solutions mentioned below.
1. Deactivate the Origin In-Game Setting
Disabling the origin client in the game may do the trick.
Step 1: Click on the Origin client icon to open it up then click on Preferences on the menu bar.
Step 2: Now, click on the Origin In-Game tab at the right of the Notification tab.
Step 3: Toggle off the option Enable Origin In-Game under the Origin In-Game label.
Run the game and see if your issue has been resolved.
2. Repairing the Game or Reinstalling the Origin
If your game files are corrupted, then repairing might solve the issue. However, if it doesn’t, then reinstall the Origin will surely do.
Step 1: Firstly, to repair the game files from Origin, click the Origin icon and open up the origin client. Select My Game Library and right-click on the Apex Legend and then select Repair Game. Wait for some time until your files are scanned and repaired. Now, run the game, if it still crashes then follow the steps below.
Step 2: Open up your control panel by simply typing control panel in the Windows Search bar and click on the control panel app.
Step 3: Select the option Uninstall a Program under the Programs option.
Step 4: Navigate to the Origin, right-click, and select uninstall.
Step 5: After uninstalled, visit the Origin official site and download the client again and install it.
However, if you are using a mac and you wanna reinstall, then simply navigate to the origin client in the application folder and drag and drop the Origin to the trash. Empty the trash, and you are done.
3. Updating Graphics driver
Depending on what Graphics driver you use, you can visit your AMD/Nvidia official site and can download the latest drivers for your respective hardware. However, you can follow the steps below to update graphic drivers using Windows Device manager.
Step 1: Type Device Manager in the windows search bar, and click on the device manager app to open it.
Step 2: Click on the down arrow on the Display adapters option, select your Graphic hardware, right-click, and select update.
Step 3: Select Search automatically for the updated driver software option, and windows will find and install the latest driver from the web. Similarly, you can do this with other drivers to improve performance.
4. Setting fps_max 100 and Deleting all the Visual C++ files
A little tweak in your game setting might fix the issue.
Step 1: Open up the Origin client, locate to the My Game Library>Apex Legends, right-click on it, and select Game Properties. Select the Advanced option.
Step 2: Copy and paste the following text in the command line arguments. +fps_max 100
Step 3: Open up the Control Panel, and select Uninstall a Program option, locate to Visual C++ applications that are installed on your Pc. Right-click and select uninstall.
If this doesn’t work, then try to disable your antivirus and run the game.
You can fix crashing Apex Legends in Windows machine and it is recommended to seek assistance from official EA forums. We have approached EA forums many times but they blamed on our internet connection and operating system. Run other graphic intensive games in the machine and check if this problem is showing up on other games as well, then you can approach an certified engineer. Let us know which solution helped you solve Apex Legends crashing in Windows PC.