Fix Apex Legends Stopped Working Issue (2020 Guide)

Apex Legends is a free to play battle Royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Released on February 4, 2019, this game was launched on Windows, PS4 and XBox one.

So in Apex Legends, you basically team up with three others and land on an island with a total of 99 players. You need to collect the necessary supplies to sustain yourself and fight your enemies to be victorious. Prior to its release it has gained much popularity among the gamers and the critics have conveyed their positive reviews as well.

Apex Legends Not working

Apex Legends surpassed over 25 million players by the end of its first week, and 50 million within its first month. It is a free to play game, monetized through micro transactions and loot boxes, which allow the player to spend both real money and in-game currency on cosmetic items, such as outfits for the Legends and new colors for weapons. This game was a grand success. But since it’s release, some players have been witnessing crashes or freezing of the game, which can be very annoying to a gamer. A massive amount of players are facing this issue and the EA technical forums are filled with it.

In this article, we will be discussing about the methods you can try to fix the Apex Legends crashing error.

Requirements to run Apex Legends

Minimum Requirements to run Apex Legends

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Win10
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space

Recommended Requirements to run Apex Legends

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/ Win10
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space

Methods to fix Apex Legends crashing

Here I will be giving you some methods by which you can fix the crashing of Apex Legends in your PC.

  • Remove Overclocking

Overclocking is the practice of increasing the clock rate of a computer to exceed that certified by the manufacturer. Commonly operating voltage is also increased to maintain a component’s operational stability at accelerated speeds.

So by overclocking you can gain higher performance but it can cause harm to the computer since gaining performance boost also means that greater work for the cpu and gpu which will result in overheating. Also sometimes some games react differently to overclocking such as crashing and freezing when opened in an overclocked environment. It has been reported by many players that by disabling their overclocking in CPU, the crashes have been fixed. So try disabling the overclocking to fix the issue.

  • Update Drivers

Updating your drivers can fix the problem of Apex Legends crashing. To do so, follow the steps

  • Click on Start and search Device Manager
  • Then find your device driver and right-click each driver and select Update Driver
  • Now click on Search for Update Automatically option
  • Let the system get you the updated drivers of your device

also to Update the gaming drivers, here is what you need to do (for Nvidia Gaming Drivers only)

  • Download the GeForce Experience application from the given link Geforce Experience
  • Now install it
  • After installing, run the application and click on Check for Updates option on the application

After updating your gaming drivers, the crashing problems should be solved

  • Disable G-sync, Free-sync

Some video cards of Nvidia or AMD have sync options that might cause issues within Apex Legends when paired with the game’s own Vertical Sync. A few players have reported that disabling this feature for Apex solved their issues with freezing and crashing.

  • Repair the Game Files to fix the crash issue

Your game files might be corrupted. To fix the corrupted game files, follow the steps
  • Launch Origin,
  • Go to your library
  • Select Apex Legends and click on a gear icon right of the big orange “Play” button.
  • This will open a menu with a “Repair” option.
  • Select it and let the fix run.
  • After doing so, your game files will be fixed and the crash issue must be solved.
  • Add firewall exceptions for both Origin and Apex Legends

A few players have reported their Windows firewall didn’t allow Origin and Apex Legends through their firewall by default. So by manually disabling the firewall or by adding exceptions to the firewall might fix the game crashes. Note- Disabling firewall is a risky option, since viruses from different websites an attack your vulnerable PC. So disable the firewall at your own risk.

  • Disable Origin’s FPS overlay

By disabling the Origin’s FPS overlay the crashes were fixed on some PC’s of gamers as reported by them. So try this and check if that works.

  • Reinstall the Game

If neither of the methods work, then the last resort left is to uninstall the game and again install it in your PC. A fresh copy is always better which is less likely to crash in mid-game.

  • Reinstall Origin

If the crashes ain’t fixed by reinstalling the game, then one last option left is to uninstall Origins and then again installing it. You can download the Origin application from the given link Origin


These are the best possible ways in which you can fix the Apex Legends crashing error. I hope you were able to clearly understand and perform the steps to fix the error. If the problem isn’t resolved or you are facing difficulty in understanding or performing any of the steps, feel free to comment down below.

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