Apex Legends Anti-Cheat Error: How to Fix

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends Anti-Cheat Error: How to Fix


The Apex Legends anti-cheat error occurs due to background apps causing issues with the game's anti-cheat or due to general issues with the anti-cheat itself.
Close all background apps or restart your PC to temporarily fix the issue.
Recording software or game overlays can sometimes cause the anti-cheat error in Apex Legends as well.

Apex Legends' anti-cheat error is usually caused by background apps being flagged by Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC). Sometimes it is caused by EAC crashing and a quick restart fixes the issue. This is an error code that is exclusive to PC and if you face the issue repeatedly and don't know how to fix it, here are some solutions that you can try. Do note that you should not tamper with the game's anti-cheat files and try basic solutions only. If you are unable to fix the issue using our guide, reach out to EA's support channels for help.

Apex Legends Anti-Cheat Error Fixes

The first thing you should do is close any unnecessary background apps. Hardware customization/lighting control apps can cause conflicts with the anti-cheat so can trainers or mods for other games. Restart your PC and make sure there are no apps aside things like Steam, Discord or Origin running in the background.

Repair Game Files

The best-case scenario is that the game files are corrupted and doing a quick repair on Steam or Origin should fix the issue for you.

  1. Open Steam or Origin, depending on which launcher, your game is located in.

  2. Find Apex Legends in your Library

  3. On Steam: Right Click on Apex Legends > Click on Properties > head to Local Files > Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

  4. On Origin: Find the Gear icon next to the play button when clicking on Apex Legends in your Library and click on it. Click on the Repair button in the next popup.

  5. The game files will now be automatically verified and any corrupt files will be removed.

Update Graphics Card Drivers

Update or reinstall your graphics card drivers if you are still facing the error.

AMD Users

  1. Visit the AMD Driver and Support page: https://www.amd.com/en/support

  2. Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to begin downloading the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.

  3. Once the download is complete, run the file from the save location.

  4. When prompted, click Install to begin the setup process.

  5. Click Next until the update completes for your graphics driver.


  1. Search for NVIDIA GeForce Experience in the Start menu.

  2. Click on the first result.

  3. Click on Drivers.

  4. Click on Check for Updates or Update.

  5. Wait for the download to complete and click on Install.

  6. Click on Next until the installation is complete.

Edit Registry Files

The engine error is sometimes caused by missing registry values.

  • Right-click on your desktop

  • Hover on New and click on “Text Document”

  • Rename the file to fix.reg

  • Right-click and click on Edit

  • Add the following code to the file

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers] “TdrDelay”=hex(b):08,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

  • After you are done pasting the text, save the file and exit the text editor.

  • Double click on the saved file and click on “Yes”

  • Restart your computer

If you are still facing issues consider reaching out to EA Support.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.