Apex Legends: What to do when the game is crashing without error

Apex Legends would sometimes crash without giving an error, follow the article below to find out what to do when Apex Legend is crashing without error.

Apex Legends is the newest game by former Call of Duty developers Respawn Entertainment. Their latest effort is a free-to-play Battle Royale based on their Titanfall franchise and is available now for download on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Although mostly stable apart from the usual game doing down, Apex Legends would sometimes crash without giving an error. This is troublesome since unlike the popular Error 104, we can’t really track down what’s causing the problem.

Why does Apex Legends crash without giving an error message?

The answer for this isn’t simple, as when the game crashes without giving an error there isn’t a single issue that causes it.

Developers Respawn Entertainment hasn’t commented on the issue and the thread on the official forums discussing the error is almost 50 pages long. The error also seem to occur mainly on the PC version of the game.

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To describe the problem, the game would crash randomly, for some people during the game and for others elsewhere in the game like the main menu or loading screen for example.

Apex Legends crashing without error fix

People on different message boards and social media have been discussing various methods that supposedly fix this problem, so we’ll list them below, do note that depending on the issue you have some of these solutions may or may not work for you.

You can try downgrading to Windows 10 1703, as according to some Windows 10 1709, the latest version of Windows at the time of writing, has some compatibility issues with the game due to how in interacts with software and hardware.

If the Apex Legends crash is generating a Blue Screen, you should try reinstalling your Graphics Drivers. Make sure you completely remove the previous drivers when doing this.

In some instances the crash will be because of bad Origin cache, paste the following in a .bat file and run it to delete your Origin Cache:

taskkill /F /IM Origin.exe
taskkill /F /IM OriginClientService.exe
taskkill /F /IM OriginWebHelperService.exe
pushd “C:\ProgramData\Origin\” || exit /B 1
for /D %%D in (“*”) do (
if /I not “%%~nxD”==”LocalContent” rd /S /Q “%%~D”
)
for %%F in (“*”) do (
del “%%~F”
)
popd
rmdir /s /q “C:\Users\INSERTYOURUSERNAMEHERE\AppData\Roaming\Origin”
rmdir /s /q “C:\Users\INSERTYOURUSERNAMEHERE\AppData\Local\Origin”
shutdown /r /t 0

Do note the last instruction will restart your computer, so don’t be alarmed.

Some users are also reporting that they’ve remedied the problem by starting Apex Legends and running training and then moving around a bit. You can try matchmaking after moving around for a few seconds in training, but this solution seems to look like a RAM related issue.

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If you’re getting distorted audio and then crashing, make sure the game in the Windows Volume mixer you have only one device selected as an active audio device. Do this by going to Volume Mixer > Sounds > Configure Speakers and then selecting the device you want to use and disable the rest.

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You can also try to reset your Video Settings to default as some users have this crash occur due to a bug with the game’s graphics setting menu.

Give these solutions a try and let us know if any of them work for you, good luck!

Apex Legends is available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Danial Arshad Khan

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