Since EA released Apex Legends just about a week ago, the game has been a massive hit.
However, since it is brand new, the game isn’t anywhere near perfect as it crashes more often than not. The worst part is the crashes don’t even come with an error which would have made it easier to find out where the problem lies.
After scouring multiple forums, tweaking and testing out various methods and asking EA themselves, this guide contains some if not most of the working solutions that there is out there right now.
In this guide, I’ll try and help you fix Apex Legends crashing without error. Whether you’re on a PC or a Mac this guide is written for you.
Let’s dive right in.
How to Fix Apex Legends Crashing Without Error: 9 Ways
1. Restarting the Game.
Before giving the other methods in this guide a go, do make sure to try and restart the game to see if the problem just lies temporarily.
Sometimes a whole lot of the errors would be fixed just by restarting the game.
If you find Apex Legends crashes without error again, then keep reading. 🙂
2. Deactivating the “Origin In-Game” Setting.
One little trick that may work to fix the crash is to deactivate a setting in your Origin client called Origin In-Game.
Step 1: Go ahead open up your Origin and then click on Preferences in the menu bar.
Step 2: Next click on the Origin In-Game tab that is to the far right.
Step 3: Over here you should see a setting saying Enable Origin In-Game with a little switch to the right-hand side. Make sure to turn this off (like how it has shown in the image below)
Done! You can go ahead and test the game once again to see if it crashes randomly.
3. Uninstall and Reinstall Origin.
Origin is basically made to keep itself up-to-date automatically. However, sometimes it is not so smart and you would have to manually check-in to see if it is actually up-to-date. Most of the bugs, errors, and crashes you may face usually do get fixed in updates so it is pretty important to have your Origin client kept updated.
Here’s how you can uninstall your old Origin client and then reinstall as new:
Step 1: Go ahead and uninstall Origin from your machine.
If you’re on Windows 10
Jump into your Control Panel and then click Uninstall a Program from under Programs. Next, click Origin and then click Uninstall.
If you’re on Mac
Simply, find the Origin client launcher from inside your Applications folder and then drag the Origin client launcher into the Trash. Empty your Trash. Done.
Step 2: Once you’ve completely removed Origin from your device, jump onto the Get the latest version of Origin page and then choose your platform: Windows or Mac.
Step 3: Click the Download button to download the latest version of Origin. Once the download is done and the latest version is installed, you can go ahead and try to check if the Apex Legends crashes have stopped.
4. Repairing the Game in your Origin.
Another simple yet effective way to fix up any errors with any game would be to simply “repair” the game in your Origin client.
Step 1: Jump into your Origin client and then select the My Game Library option.
Step 2: Next, just right click on the Apex Legends game and then select Repair Game.
5. Updating your drivers.
Just as it is important to keep your software up-to-date, your GPU needs to be updated every now and then with the latest drivers to keep it optimized.
I will link to the latest drivers page for NVIDIA, AMD, Intel here below. You can click on it and be brought to the page and then proceed to install the latest drivers. If you’re using a different kind of GPU, then a simple Google search on the brand of the GPU + “latest drivers download” should bring up the drivers page.
Choose the appropriate drivers page for your GPU here:
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the latest drivers, you can test out the game once again to see if it crashes randomly without error.
6. Disabling all Antivirus Software.
It’s good to have anti-malware software installed on your devices as it helps to stop all kinds of threats that you may encounter online.
However, the problem with most of this software is, users often have two forms of antivirus software installed at the same time and this causes both the device to slow down and as well as crash applications every now and then.
The truth is, you only need one anti-malware solution installed and running at a time. If you’re on Windows, the pre-installed Windows Defender works great to prevent all kinds of threats. It also doesn’t slow down the PC as much as any external anti-malware would.
If you’re on a Mac, Apple has pre-installed strong anti-malware solutions into it and it’s extremely unlikely you’ll encounter viruses and threats online especially with a Mac device.
So disable any extra anti-virus you may have installed and see if the game works without crashes.
7. fps_max 100.
One little tweak that you can try to add to fix the game is by putting a cap on your game’s FPS.
Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Go ahead jump into your Origin, then My Game Library and then right-click on your Apex Legends game.
Step 2: Next, click on Game Properties and then select Advanced.
Step 3: Finally, all you have to do is just copy paste “+fps_max 100” (without the quotes) into the command line arguments.
8. Deleting Versions of Microsoft Visual C++ from your PC.
One technique that has worked for some users in the official EA forums for the game, has been to delete all the “Microsoft Visual C++” programs from the PC.
Here’s what they had to say:
Do proceed with caution and not uninstall anything that is necessary for your device to function. Be sure to backup just in case!
9. Contact EA’s support.
If you’ve tried everything above from the updates to all the little tweaks and you still find Apex Legends crashing without error, then the best course of action would either be to wait for a new update which may or may not fix it, or actually try and get hold of EA’s support and let them know the issue.
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