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Apex Legends Season 14 Origin Verifying Game Files Loop: How to Fix

For those looking to spend less time on the Origin download screen and more time in Apex Legends: Hunted, here's what you can do.
For those looking to spend less time on the Origin download screen and more time in Apex Legends: Hunted, here's what you can do. / Image courtesy of Respawn Entertainment

The Apex Legends: Hunted patch just dropped and, unfortunately, it appears the Origin launcher seems to be causing issues for those on PC trying to update their games.

Within moments of its release, Respawn Entertainment did tweet that it was investigating the issue, and soon followed it up by mentioning that it was starting to be resolved.

For those still having issues with the Origin download screen and are looking to hop into Apex Legends: Hunted as soon as possible, here's what you can do.

Apex Legends Season 14 Origin Verifying Game Files Loop: How to Fix

As acknowledged by the Respawn Twitter account, those still experiencing issues with installing or launching Apex Legends Season 14 through Origin are urged to try three methods:

  1. Restart the Origin application
  2. Reinstall Origin
  3. Clear your Origin cache

Method No. 1: Restart the Origin application

To restart the Origin application:

  1. Pause your installation
  2. Click "Origin" in the top left of the launcher
  3. Click "Exit"
  4. Open Origin

Method No. 2: Reinstall Origin

Reinstalling the Origin launcher does not uninstall Apex Legends.

To reinstall Origin on Windows PC (per EA):

  1. Open the "Control Panel" by searching for it in the "Start" menu
  2. Click "Uninstall a program" under "Programs"
  3. Click "Origin," then click "Uninstall"
  4. You’ll get a warning that EA games may not be functional
  5. Click "Uninstall"
  6. Re-download Origin from the Origin website

Method No. 3: Clear your Origin cache

To clear your Origin cache on Windows PC (per EA):

  1. Click "Origin" in the top left of the launcher
  2. Click "Exit"
  3. Hold the "Windows key" + "R"
  4. In the command box that opens, type %ProgramData%/Origin then click "OK"
  5. Delete all the files and folders inside it except for "LocalContent" (Do not delete this folder)
  6. Hold the Windows key + R again
  7. In the command box that opens, type %AppData% then click "OK"
  8. In the "Roaming" folder that opens, delete the "Origin" folder
  9. Click on "AppData" in the address bar
  10. Open the "Local" folder
  11. Delete the Origin folder in there
  12. Restart your PC and log back into Origin

Apex Legends: Hunted is available now on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Origin, Steam).