How to Fix Freezing in Apex Legends Season 15

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How to Fix Freezing in Apex Legends Season 15

Abhimannu Das
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There is a new bug that is causing random freezes in Apex Legends Season 15.
Respawn has confirmed that it is working on a fix and we can expect a patch soon.
There are some fixes available that addresses the issue on Steam, Origin and EA App.

A number of bugs in Apex Legends Season 15 have started piling on and the most frustrating bug that players are facing at the moment is the game randomly freezing. The game just freezes randomly and in some cases it does not even crash, forcing players to restart. There are multiple posts on social media asking Respawn Entertainment to fix the issue and the developers have finally responded.

Freezing in Apex Legends: How to Fix

If you started facing freezes in Apex Legends this season, it is likely that the issues are happening because of a bug. Respawn has offered a solution for now until a fix is deployed for all players. Here’s what you need to do if you are facing freezes in Apex Legends: 

EA App:

  • From “My Collection”, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the Apex Legends tile and select “View Properties”.

  • Add "+watchdog_time_milliseconds 30000" in the text box under “Advanced Launch Options”.

  • Click “Save” and launch the game normally.

Origin:

  • From “My Game Library”, right click Apex Legends -> Game Properties -> Advanced Launch Options

  • Add "+watchdog_time_milliseconds 30000" to Command line arguments

  • Click “Save” and launch the game normally

Steam:

  • From your library, right click Apex Legends, and select Properties.

  • Add "+watchdog_time_milliseconds 30000" to “Launch Options”

  • Close the properties window and launch the game normally

The issue is specific to PC players only. If you have been facing freezes prior to Season 15, the problems may lie elsewhere and may not be the ongoing bug. You can try the following but if you continue to face issues, you should reach out to EA Help for further assistance.

  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
    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.

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

If the crashes continue, head to EA Support and seek assistance for your issue.


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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.

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