Apex Legends Engine Error: How to Fix

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Apex Legends Engine Error: How to Fix

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends' Engine Error is often caused by overclocking or graphics driver issues.
It is recommended to turn off XMP settings from your BIOS and other overclocks if you run into the issue.
You should also do a clean reinstall of your graphics driver and repair your game files through the Steam or Origin client.

Apex Legends’ Engine Error can be one of the most frustrating issues to solve. It is typically caused by GPU driver issues, hardware problems, and in some cases overclocking as well. You may face absolutely no issues and out of nowhere, a recent update can cause your game to crash repeatedly. Here are some quick fixes for the Apex Legends Engine Error that should get your game up and running without any crashes.

Types of Apex Legends Engine Errors

Here are the three variants of the error:

  • Engine Error 0X887A0006 – DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG

  • Engine Error CreateTexture2D

  • Engine Error CreateShaderResourceView

  • Verify Integrity and Repair Game Files

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.

Disable XMP and Overclocks

If the above solution did not work, and if you have tried all common solutions already then you should try disabling Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) on your RAM. While the feature is meant to give you a performance boost by overclocking your computer’s memory (RAM), Apex Legends can run into issues. You will need to look for solutions on how to disable XMP for your specific motherboard as the user interface and settings menus can vary drastically for different motherboards.

  1. In the Windows search bar, type in 'cmd' and hit enter.

  2. In Command Prompt, type in “wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer.”

  3. The name of your motherboard will be displayed.

If you have a factory overclocked graphics card or if you manually overclocked your processor or graphics card, you need to disable it and that should resolve the Apex Legends engine error.

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.

NVIDIA Users

  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 part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.