Apex Legends’ ‘Bad Player Data’ Error


How to Fix Apex Legends’ ‘Bad Player Data’ Error

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends’ "bad player data" error is typically tied to server issues but sometimes you may run into the issue due to internet problems at your end.
It is recommended to check the server status before trying anything else as the game servers may be down when you try to log in.
If the servers are up, then you can try out a few basic internet troubleshooting ideas to resolve the problem.

Apex Legends suffered some downtime today and players ran into a screen that showed the "Bad Player Data" error. There’s nothing to worry about and it doesn’t mean that you have been locked out of Apex during Christmas for being a bad player. The servers were simply acting up and a fix has been deployed. However, some players are still facing the issue despite the fix, and if you are one of them, here’s how you can fix the bad player data error in Apex Legends.

Fix Apex Legends’ "Bad Player Data" Error

Here’s what you should do if you run into the "Bad Player Data" error in Apex Legends.

Solution 1: Check For Server Issues

The number one reason for the bad player data error is due to server issues. Whenever new content updates release, the issue becomes commonplace. Here is how you can check if the servers are online.

  1. Head to: https://twitter.com/EAHelp

  2. Head to: https://downdetector.in/status/apex-legends/

  3. If there are any reported server or connectivity issues, you simply need to wait until the issues are resolved.

Solution 2: Try Repeated Logins

Sometimes, the servers are full and all you need to do is keep trying to log in and you may be able to get into the game. The servers can be full right after maintenance or during major content updates.

  1. Wait for the Apex Legends "Bad Player Data" error

  2. Let the game attempt to retrieve the matchmaking list

  3. Retry if authentication fails

  4. If it doesn’t work, try logging into a different server

Solution 3: Repair Game Files

  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.

The game files will now be automatically verified and any corrupt files will be removed. If the issue still persists, reach out to EA Help for further assistance.

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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.