Some Apex Legends players are reporting an infinite loading screen glitch when attempting to play the game.
Fortunately—yes, we do mean "fortunately"—this bug is pretty common. Apex Legends isn't the first title to experience an infinite loading screen and we can say with certainty that they won't be the last. With such a common problem, a handful of working solutions are bound to be available.
Here's how to fix an infinite loading screen in Apex Legends.
Apex Legends Infinite Loading Screen Bug: How to Fix
First, allow us to offer the obligatory "have you tried turning it off and on" suggestion. Feel free to go down the ladder we've taken the liberty to outline:
- Try to connect to a different lobby
- Log out and log back into your account
- Relaunch the gaming application
- Relaunch the gaming client—i.e.: Steam
- Disconnect and reconnect to your WiFi
- Restart your machine
- Restart your internet router/modem
Some players have reported success disconnecting from their internet during the loading screen and reconnecting after the game kicks them out. DBLTAP cannot confirm the veracity of this method.
If the error persists, you may want to check the physical files of the game. Steam has this function built into its client, allowing players to run a check within seconds. Here are the simple steps:
- Right-click "Apex Legends" from the Gaming Library sidebar.
- Select "Properties."
- Navigate to "Local Files."
- Find and select "Verify integrity of game files."
Otherwise, it may be worth your while to check social media or other official channels for Apex Legends. This could be indicative of a problem with the gaming server—which other players and Respawn, itself, should notice. In that case, players likely will find other posts acknowledging the problem and be advised to wait for a fix from the developers.