Full Fix: Apex Legends Won’t Launch on PC
Apex Legends is the most recent battle royal game to hit 25 million downloads in the first week of its release. This surpasses Fortnite’s 10 million download record. It is a fantastic game players are looking forward to download.
Though Apex Legends is fantastic, some players are having a hard time playing this game due to technicalities experienced by some users. A common technicality that users experience is the failure of the game to launch on their PC.
If you are a user experiencing this issue, you should try out any of our recommended fixes
Fix: Apex Legends Won’t Launch on PC
Solution 1: Run the Game as Admin
To run the game as an administrator, follow the steps described below
Step 1: Right-click on the Apex Legend’s icon on the desktop or from the start menu
Step 2: Click on ‘Run as Administrator’
If it works, then you may have to grant the game permanent admin right by:
Step 3: Right click on the game’s icon or shortcut on the desktop
Step4: Click on ‘Properties’
Step 5: Click on ‘Compatibility’
Step 6: check the box ‘Run this program as an administrator’
Step 7: Apply and Click ‘OK’
Solution 2: Repair or Update the Apex of Legends game
Patches and updates are often released by developers to fix common issues experienced by players. To fix or repair Apex Legends, follow the steps below
Step 1: Launch ‘Origin’ > ‘My Game Library’
Step 2: Right-click on the Apex of Legends icon
Step 3: Click on ‘Repair Game’
Step 4: Follow the instructions displayed
Step 5: follow the instruction to ‘Update Game’ to check for updates.
Your game should launch after repairing or updating it. If it doesn’t, you should try out the next fix.
Solution 3: Change the Game Language
This sometimes works for some players by changing the language from English to Polish and back again. To do so, follow the steps described below
Step 1: Launch ‘Origin’
Step 2: Right-click on Apex of Legend’s icon and click on ‘Game Properties’
Step 3: Click on ‘Advanced Options’
Step 4: change your language from ‘English US’ to Polish.
Step 5: Click on ‘Save’ and close the game
Step 6: Re-launch the Apex of Legends game and change the language back to ‘English US’.
Solution 4: Disable Full-Screen Optimization
Step 1: right-click on the game icon and select ‘Properties’
Step 2: Uncheck the ‘Disable fullscreen optimizations’ box if it is checked.
Step 3: Click on ‘Apply > ‘OK’
Solution 5: Delete and reinstall Apex of Legends Game
Step 1: Tap the Windows key > type ‘Control Panel’ in the search bar
Step 2: Click > ‘Programs’ > ‘Uninstall a Program’
Step 3: Scroll to the installed Apex of Legends
Step 4: Right-click on the Apex of Legends > ‘Uninstall/Change’
Step 5: Follow the instructions to uninstall the game
Download Origin and Apex of Legends from a secure source.
Step 6: Install correctly and enjoy your game.
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