Apex Legends Crashing on PC {Solved}

This article is about Apex Legends Crashing. There have been various situations where the users are facing random crashes in the middle of the game. This is very annoying and, at the same time, very interfering.

So in this article, we have dealt with the topics related to the causes and solutions for the crashing of Apex Legend. Every case that has been mentioned here will be explained, and in the next section, the causes will be dealt with.

So let us begin with the topics one by one.

What is Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is one of the most interesting discoveries in the field of video gaming. There are almost 50 million players who have found interest in playing this game in less than almost two months. Apex Legends was developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.

Adding more to the information, we should also know that Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One released this video game in the year 2019, on 4th February. Though there was no prior marketing for this video game’s launching, the fame it got is incomparable, especially among the young generation.

Causes of Apex Legends Crashing

There are various probable reasons for the crashing of Apex Legends. Some of them have been listed below. The explanation has also been mentioned along with the causes. This explanation will help readers get a considerable amount of knowledge. And after the causes are under the grasp, then we will move to the solutions.

So let us begin with the causes.

  1. Hardware is not up to the mark: One of the most obvious reasons for the crashing of the Apex Legends is the incompatibility of hardware. Some of the players are simply this problem because their device is unable to handle the newly released game.
  2. Graphics Syncing: The Apex Legends video game has got its own build-in vertical sync to keep the framerate of the game operational in the fastest speed possible. Because of this feature, the user can play the game in the fastest way possible to monitor the user’s device. The Apex Legends game’s crashing can be because the user is already having graphics syncing features in the device. These are the graphics sync that comes pre-built with the computer. The user is also provided with the latest graphics card.
  3. Windows Firewall not Permitting the Access: In most cases, the Apex Legends game is treated as an unauthorized program. In this situation, the video game will not be able to connect properly and does there are chances for crashing in between the game.  We are still in the dilemma of whether the problem is in the game or in the device. But this can be made sure that if the problem is known, then fixation is easy.
  4. Corrupt Install File: No matter what we do to fix the game, if the problem is in the base, then it is the file that has to be reinstalled. There are situations where the users install some cracked or corrupted files. This can happen while downloading the game. So if this is the case, then the game will not normally work no matter what.
  5. The user’s device is overclocked: This situation is exclusively for those people who are totally into video games. These hardcore video game players often find their device to be overclocked, which might affect the computer’s CPU performance. Therefore, the latest games or drivers would find a problem in normal functioning; in this case, it is Apex Legends.
  6. AMD Phenom CPU will not be working: If the user is working with AMD Phenom CPU, the Apex Legend video game will not function on the user’s device. For this kind of situation, the only thing that can be done is changing the computer and running on some other CPU.
  7. The drivers are too updated: There are times when the latest updates made in the device by the user might not be compatible with the games that are downloaded, in this case, Apex Legend. So this might be the reason for the crashing of the game in between the gaming session.
  8. Apex Legend is yet a new game: The Apex Legend mentioned in the introduction is a new game. Therefore the software still has bugs. These bugs will take a suitable time to find out and address. Until then, the crashing of the Apex Legend might be a problem for the user.
  9. Easy Anti Cheat Errors: Electronics Arts basically deals with cheaters and pirates. This function is performed for the sake of legislative users of the games associated with them. Similarly, this will be the same in the case of Apex Legends. Apex Legends crashing is due to the result of the errors with the help of Easy Anti-Cheat Software.
  10. Disable Origins FPS Overlay: The FPS overlay’s prior function is to keep the user updated with the number of frames per second. This feature is in function when the game is operating. Often, this feature of FPS overlay is a cause for the game’s crashing during the operation.

The above stated are the various causes for the Apex Legends’ crashing while the game is still in operation.

How to Fix Apex Legends Crashing in PC

There can be various ways to resolve this problem; some can be:

  1. Updating the device of the user with better hardware devices. Though it can get a bit expensive, it is the only way to deal with the situation when the hardware is the cause for the interference of the Apex Legend.
  2. In case the drivers are an issue, then in that case, there is an option for the user to switch back to previous versions of the updates and continue with the working.
  3. There are so many graphics cards with graphics sync like G-Sync for NVIDIA, Freesync for AMD. These cards often help in resolving the problem of Graphics Syncing.
  4. In case the Windows Fireball, are causing a problem for the Apex Legend’s functioning, then, in that case, the Apex Legend game can be added to the permitted programs of the Windows Fireball.
  5. Corrupt files can be made into good by starting from the scratched.
  6. Overclocking of the computer can be solved by just removing the heavy data files or unnecessary files. This will reduce the load on the CPU of the computer. This helps the computer to make sure that it accepts the newly downloaded.
  7. CPU update in most cases helps in solving the problem of the crashing of Apex Legend.

Below stated are the solutions for the crashing of the Apex Legend under various situations.

Solution 1: Disable Full-Screen Optimization

Windows have this feature in them that every time any user tries to run the game, it is by default turned into a borderless window. This feature no doubt helps in improving the game. But there are cases when this feature interferes with the normal optimization of the game. This might be a reason that the Apex Legend is crashing. Therefore it is advised for the user to disable this feature. Here are the steps to disable the feature.

Step 1: We have to select the Apex Legend shortcut, by right-clicking on it.

Step 2: Select the Open File Location option. Or the user can also search for the feature in the Windows search bar, in case the desktop has no shortcut of Apex Legends.

Step 3: Once we are done with the above-mentioned processes, we will be inside the installation folder.

Step 4: We need to select the r5apex.exe option by right-clicking on it.

Step 5: A list of options will open, from there choose the Properties.

Step 6: Once we are inside the Properties section, we need to click on the Compatibility option.

Step 7: Select the Disable Full Screen Optimization, from the list of options that will be provided.

Step 8: Click on Apply, to save the settings made.

Step 9: Run the game, have a check whether the problem persists or not.

Solution 2: Granting Administrative Privileges

Often there are various requirements of any video game to play or function without any interruption on any device. One of these requirements is parts of the game granting administrative privileges. These administrative privileges are necessary for the game to function properly. If these administrative privileges are not granted under any situation, the game might crash while being played.

Below are the stated steps to grant the game’s required features; in this case, the Apex Legends the administrative privileges.

Step 1: We have to select the Apex Legend shortcut by right-clicking on it.

Step 2: Select the Open File Location option. Or the user can also search for the feature in the Windows search bar, in case the desktop has no shortcut of Apex Legends.

Step 3: Once we are done with the above-mentioned processes, we will be inside the installation folder.

Step 4: We need to select the r5apex.exe option by right-clicking on it.

Step 5: A list of options will open, from there choose the Properties.

Step 6: Once we are inside the Properties section, we need to click on the Compatibility option.

Step 7: Select the Run as an Administrator box.

Step 8: Click on Apply, to save the settings made.

Step 9: Run the game, have a check whether the problem persists or not.

Solution 3: Avoiding “Minimizing” the Game

There are situations when the user with the help of pressing Alt + Tab, switch between different tabs in the Windows. This might often lead to the crashing of the Apex Legends. The main reason behind this crashing is the presence of the bug along with the Apex Legends. So whenever the user reopens the tab of Apex Legend, after minimizing, the game crashes.

Therefore to avoid this crashing of Apex Legends, the user to try and avoid the use of  Alt + Tab, while the game is still into operation. In case the user used the option  Alt + Tab to switch between the tabs, then it is advised for the user to restart the device.

Solution 4: Verifying Game Files

There can be a situation when some of the important files that are required for the working of the Apex Legends, are missing. It is a severe requirement for the game to function properly under the presence of all these files. and if not correctly placed, or damaged or corrupted, then the Apex Legends might crash while playing.

So in order to check whether the files are in proper condition, we need to follow the steps:

Step 1: Open the Origin client.

Step 2: Sign in to the respective account.

Step 3: We will find an option of Game Library, present on the left pane. Select that option.

Step 4: Once inside the Game Library, we need to select the option Apex Legends, by right-clicking on it.

Step 5: Select the Repair Game option.

Step 6: The client will make sure the files are verified.

Step 7: After the verification is over, the client will make sure that all the missing files are downloaded automatically and the corrupted files are misplaced.

Step 8: Run the game, have a check whether the problem persists or not.

Solution 5: Uninstall Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

The updates of the Windows are often the main reason behind the interruption between the running of various programs. So, in this case, it is also possible that the version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, which is installed with the game, in this case, the Apex

Legends is not compatible or rather valid. Therefore the user might have to install it manually.

There are situations when some other running programs on the device automatically download the Visual C++ Redistributable. So there might be a chance where the version of the Visual C++ Redistributable that is downloaded is not compatible with the Apex Legends version.

Step 1: We are required to click on the Start menu button.

Step 2: Search for the Control Panel and open it there itself.

Step 3: The user can also click on the gear-shaped icon. This will open the Settings App. This step is exclusively for Windows 10 users.

Step 4: Once inside the Control Panel, switch the View As option into the Category option. This will be present in the top right corner.

Step 5: There will be Programs sections. The section will contain a list of options, including Uninstall a Program. This will be present at the bottom of the Control Panel window.

Step 6: In case the user is a Windows 10 operator and using the Settings App, then just click on the Apps option. This will ensure that the user is provided with a list of all the installed programs on the user’s device.

Step 7: Then, the user will have to locate the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package inside the Control Panel. If using the Settings option, then locate the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package inside it.

Step 8: Click on the Uninstall option.

Step 9: The user will now notice the various versions of the utility. The user has to make sure that he or she keeps a note of all the utility and continue the process of uninstallation for each of them.

Step 10: There might face some dialogue boxes asking for permission. The user should confirm them. It has to be taken care that all the instructions that will appear along with the user’s uninstallation wizard are taken care of.

Step 11: After the uninstallation finishes, the user will have to click on the Finish button. Make sure to repeat the process for all the packages present inside the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

Step 12: The user is required to open the Origin by double-clicking on it.

Step 13: Then move to the Game Library, which will be present on the screen’s left-hand corner.

Step 14: Once inside the Game Library, click on the Apex Legends icon.

Step 15: The user will have to right-click on the gear button, which will be present next to the Orange Play button.

Step 16: Select the option of Repair from the Context menu provided to the user.

Step 17: Once the process is over, check if the problem persists or not.

Solution 6: Increasing Virtual Memory

Often, some of the users are required to add some page file memory, no matter how much RAM the user’s device is having. This is usually done because there are times when the Apex Legends game’s high quality requires the extra settlement that might be required to free some extra space on the hard drive. This extra free space will be added as additional RAM. Follow the steps given below to add the additional RAM.

Step 1: Right-Click on This PC option. This PC option can be found on the Desktop or inside the File Explorer.

Step 2: A list of options will be provided; choose the Properties option.

Step 3: On the right side of Windows, there will be an option, Advanced System Settings. Choose the option Advanced System Settings.

Step 4: Navigate to the Performance Section.

Step 5: Choose the Advanced option.

Step 6: Click on Settings.

Step 7: Move to the Advanced tab of the window.

Step 8: Move to the Virtual Memory section.

Step 9: Click on Change.

Step 10: Uncheck the checkbox next to Automatically Manage paging file sizes for all drives.

Step 11: Chose the partition or the drive where the paging file memory is to be stored.

Step 12: After the correct disc is chosen, click on the radio button next to the custom size.

Step 13: Chose the option Initial and Maximum.

Step 14: In order to solve the crashing problem of the Apex Legends, we need to allocate two gigabytes extra that we have already used.

Step 15: The user should make sure that the Initial and Maximum sizes are changed to the same value. This will make sure that the user performs no major changes.

Step 16: Run and check if the problem persists.

Solution 7: Disable GameDVR Using the Registry

We all know that Windows has an in-build feature, which is the GameDVR. However, we don’t know whether this feature can cause a problem with the running of our Apex Legends. Sometimes, there are situations where the GameDVR interferes with the normal functioning of the Apex Legends. In such cases, we need to disable the GameDVR. Registry Editor can do this. However, there are few instructions which are needed to be followed. So to make the system unstable, just follow the steps which are given below.

Step 1: We need to open the Registry Editor. This can be done by typing Regedit in either the search bar, Start Menu, or the Run Dialogue Box. These search bar, Start Menu or the Run Dialogue Box can be accessed using the Windows + R keys.

Step 2: Move to the registry and then locate it on the left plane.

Step 3: Click on the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore

Step 4: Once you have clicked on the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore, we need to locate the entry named GameDVR_Enabled.

Step 5: Right-click on the GameDVR_Enabled.

Step 6: A context menu will appear. Choose the option Modify.

Step 7: Move to the Edit Window.

Step 8: Navigate to the Value Data Section.

Step 9: Change the value to 0.

Step 10: Click on Apply to save the changes.

Step 11: The user might encounter some dialogue boxes. Press Confirm.

Step 12: Navigate to the location of the registry, which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows.

Step 13: Once we move inside the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows, we need to right-click on the Windows key.

Step 14: Choose the New option and then Key.

Step 15: Name it GameDVR.

Step 16: Navigate to the option and create a new DWORD Value entry under the name AllowGameDVR. This can be done by right-clicking on the right side of the Windows.

Step 17: Then choose NEW followed by DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 18: Right-click on the DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 19: A Context Menu will appear, choose the option Modify from the list.

Step 20: Move to the Edit Window.

Step 21: Navigate to the Value Data Section.

Step 22: Change the value to 0.

Step 23: Click on Apply to save the changes.

Step 24: Restart the device manually by pressing the Start Menu, followed by the Power Button, and then Restart.

Step 25: Run the game and check if the problem persists.

Solution 8: Updating Graphics Drivers

Sometimes, the graphics card that is present on the user’s device might be old and outdated enough to allow the Apex Legends game to function properly. This might be because Apex Legends is a newly released game, and therefore it requires the use of new and updated drivers to support the functioning.

Here are the steps to update the graphics card and continue with the Apex Legends game, without any interruption.

The steps are classified into two types. One for the Nvidia Users and the other for the AMD users. So the users are requested to choose accordingly.

For Nvidia Users:

Step 1: We need to click on the search bar that will be provided to us on the taskbar’s left-hand side.

Step 2: A list of options will be provided to us. We need to select the first icon to open the Application.

Step 3: We need to sign in.

Step 4: Once we are done with signing in, we must click on the Driver’s option. We can get this Driver’s option on the top left-hand side of the screen.

Step 4: Once we are done with the above-mentioned processes, we must look for the Check for Updates option. This will be present on the tab located on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Once we select the option of Check for Updates, the application will check for whether any new updates are available or not.

Step 6: If any new updates are available, then there will be an option to Download. We need to select that.

Step 7: Once we select the download button, the driver will start to update.

Step 8: Once the application is done with the downloading of the update, then, in that case, we will be given an option for Express or Custom.

Step 9: Once we select the Express option, the driver will automatically install the updates.

Step 10: Once the installation is completed, make sure to run the game and check if the problem persists.

For AMD Users:

Step 1: After right-clicking on the desktop, we will get an option, AMD Radeon Settings. We need to select that.

Step 2: Inside the Settings, there will be an option of Update. This will be in the lower rightmost corner. We need to select that.

Step 3: There will be a list of options. Select the Check for Updates option from the list.

Step 4: If the user finds any new update, select on the option of new.

Step 5: We need to select the option when it appears and then click on the Update option.

Step 6: Once we click on the Update option, the AMD installer will start.

Step 7: Once the above process begins, click on the option of Upgrade. This should be done when it is prompted.

Step 8: By this time, all the packages will be ready by the Installer.

Step 9: After checking all the boxes, make sure to click on Install.

Step 10: The new driver will get downloaded. And then get installed automatically.

Step 11: Restart the computer and make sure the Apex Legends runs without any problems.

Solution 9: Disable Origin Overlay

Origin Overlay can often cause the triggering of a bug in the game, in this case, the Apex Legends. This can interrupt the normal functioning of the Apex Legend video game. And the user can face a crashing of the Apex Legend game in between the gaming session.

Here are the steps to disable the Overlay and prevent the Apex Legend video game from crashing.

Step 1: Open the Origin client.

Step 2: Sign in to the respective account.

Step 3: We will find an option of Game Library, present on the left pane. Select that option.

Step 4: Once inside the Game Library, we need to select the option Apex Legends, by right-clicking on it.

Step 5: Select the Game Properties option.

Step 6: A general tab will be provided to the user. There we will get an option to Enable Origin In-game for Apex’s Legend. We need to uncheck that.

Step 7: Select Save.

Step 8: Log out of the Origin completely.

Step 9: Log in back to the Origin.

Step 10: Sign in to the respective account.

Step 11: Run the game and check whether the problem persists or not.

Solution 10: Setting Max FPS

There are feedback from Apex Legends users that when they have set the game’s maximum FPS to 60, then the problem of frequent crashing of the Apex Legends has resolved. They further added that the stability of the game is much more strengthened now. Therefore here are the steps to settle the maximum FPS of the Apex Legends to 60.

Step 1: Open the Origin client.

Step 2: Sign in to the respective account.

Step 3: We will find an option of Game Library, present on the left pane. Select that option.

Step 4: Once inside the Game Library, we need to select the option Apex Legends, by right-clicking on it.

Step 5: Select the Game Properties option.

Step 6: Select the Advanced Launch Options.

Step 7: There will be a command box; we need to type +fps_60 there.

Step 8: Press the Save button to apply the maximum FPS to 60.

Step 9: Run the game and check whether the problem persists or not.

Conclusion

In this article, we have dealt with the numerous causes behind the Apex Legends crashing. The causes are resolved by solutions that are mentioned step by step for the readers’ easy understanding. The basic idea provided about the Apex Legends game will give us insight and make understanding easy.

We hope that those users who were facing the problem of crashing of the Apex Legends video game, in between the game, will find a solution through this article. We made sure that this article is helpful and at the same easy to understand. Therefore we aimed to make it as simple as possible and at the same time informative.