Apex Legends Season 20 “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error: How to Fix



Apex Legends Season 20 “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error: How to Fix

Abhimannu Das
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Apex Legends’ “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error occurs for PC players who use DirectX 12 and have their model textures set to Low.
Respawn deployed a fix but some players are still affected by the error.
If our fixes do not work, consider repairing your game files or reinstalling the game.

Apex Legends’ “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error started showing up for a lot of players in Season 20 due to a bug involving the Ring Consoles that are present in the game’s maps. Respawn Entertainment was quick to fix the issue for a majority of the players but there are still instances of players being affected by the issue. If you are getting the “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error in Apex Legends, here’s what you need to do.

How to fix the “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error in Apex Legends 

The “fs_checkasyncrequest” Engine Error in Apex Legends occurs only on PC. Here are the fixes for the EA App, Origin, and Steam. 

EA App:

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

  2. Add "-eac_launcher_settings SettingsDX12.json" in the text box under “Advanced Launch Options”.

  3. Click “Save” and launch the game normally.

Close the properties window and launch the game normally


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

  2. Add "-eac_launcher_settings SettingsDX12.json" to Command line arguments

  3. Click “Save” and launch the game normally


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

  2. Add "-eac_launcher_settings SettingsDX12.json" to “Launch Options”

If the above fixes do not address the issue for you, try repairing the game files: 

You may need to repair your game files to fix the 'stuck on patching files error' in Apex Legends.

  1. Open Steam, EA App 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 or EA App: 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.

If you are still facing issues, consider reaching out to EA Help, to seek further assistance.

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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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