Apex Legends Keeps Crashing – Here’s the Fix

Apex Legends has been one of the most popular battle-royale games since its release in early 2019. However, if you take a look at EA Games’ forums, you’ll find hundreds if not thousands of reports pertaining to Apex Legends crashes. Despite this, the solutions provided by the EA haven’t proved to be very useful for the majority of the players reported that Apex Legends keeps crashing again. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of the most important fixes you’ll need to get your game back up and running.

What To Do If Apex Legends Keeps Crashing?

Below we’ve listed and explained several methods that’ll help you prevent crashes from occurring. Keep in mind that each workaround may not fix the issue for everyone. Hence, it’s important you try out all the methods until you find one that works.

Method 1: Update Graphics Drivers

Keeping your graphics drivers up is key to running Apex Legends smoothly. Not only does updating graphics drivers improve the quality of gameplay, but it installs features that ensure maximum compatibility between your GPU and games such as Apex Legends. There are generally two ways to update your graphics drivers. The first option is to download the driver updates manually from your GPU’s manufacturer website.

All you have to do is select the correct driver to download and run the installer application. Here are the driver download pages for the most common GPU manufacturers: Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, Gigabyte. The second option is to use Windows’ Device Manager. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Search for Device Manager in your start menu and click to open it.
  2. Device Manager will open and you’ll see a list of all the hardware components connected to your PC. Look for “Display Adapters” and expand the arrows. (If you have two display drivers installed, usually NVIDIA and Intel, select NVIDIA graphics)
  3. Right-click your display driver and select “Update Driver”.
  4. A new window will open with two options, select “Search automatically for drivers”. If you have any pending updates, Windows will automatically download and install the necessary drivers.

To make things even easier when it comes to updating graphics drivers, most manufacturers generally have driver update clients. This software will notify you when an update is available. To name a few: NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience, AMD’s Radeon Software, and Intel’s Driver & Support Assistant. Most of these clients also offer optimization features, that improve the quality of gameplay specific to your PC.

Method 2: Ensure You Meet The Minumum System Requirments

Apex Legends generally runs fine on mid to high tier computers. However, if you’re still rocking that ancient Intel HD PC, you’ll have some trouble running the game. In fact, it’ll crash almost immediately as your computer’s GPU and CPU can’t handle the excessive load. Below we’ve listed the minimum and recommend requirements to play Apex Legends smoothly. As a relatively competitive game, you’ll definitely want to at least meet the minimum requirements.

Minimum Requirments: 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent, Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 7730, NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended Requirments: 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R9 290, NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Additionally, you’ll want to ensure you have at least 22GB free hard disk space to store the game’s files. Moreover, after installing, confirm that you have at least 15-20% free space available on your HDD or SSD.

Method 3: Verify Connection To ‘Easy Anti-Cheat’

Easy Anti-Cheat is required to play Apex Legends. It helps make the community fairer by removing hackers or anyone that is trying to give themselves an unfair advantage. If for some reason, you lose connection to the Easy Anti-Cheat service, you’ll notice that the game will not start or crash. To ensure you have a successful connection to Easy Anti-Cheat click on the following links:

The link will open a new window and the message displayed should read ‘OK: connection successful’. If for some reason you aren’t connected, check your firewall settings and see if it’s blocking the application. In this case, you’ll want to add Easy Anti-Cheat and the Apex Legends game directory to your firewall’s exception list.

Method 4: Keep Windows And Visual C++ Updated

If your Apex Legends Keeps Crashing then try updating your PC as Windows frequently releases patches and files that games such as Apex Legends depends on to run smoothly. Go to Settings>Update & Secutiry>Windows Update and click “Check For Updates”. Windows will now check for any pending updates and install them if there are any. A restart may be required after updating Windows.

Once your Windows is updated, make sure you have the latest Microsoft Visual C++ files installed. You should at least install the latest version of Visual C++ which can be found here. Click on the x64 or x86 architecture based on your system type and then run the installer after downloading. Then restart your PC to properly apply the changes.

Final Words:

We hope the following methods helped solve your crashing issues with Apex Legends. If still Apex Legends keeps crashing, we recommend you completely delete the game’s directory and re-install Apex Legends.

You can also try to repair the game through the Origin client. Just right-click the game in your library and select “Repair”. Origin will attempt to re-install any corrupted or missing files. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments below. We’ll gladly assist you.

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