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How to Fix Apex Legends ‘Bad Player Data’ Error

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Getting the 'Bad Player Data' error screen in Apex Legends? Here's what you need to know.

It seems another error has been cropping up in Apex Legends, and this one appears to have been triggered by some recent downtime. Players looking to get a few matches in to kick off the run-up to Christmas have been met with a screen showing a 'Bad Player Data' error message.

Don't worry - this isn't the game calling you out for being bad at Apex and things should be back to normal fairly quickly. Here's what you need to know.

How to Fix Apex Legends ‘Bad Player Data’ Error

The 'Bad Player Data' error usually pops up when there's an issue with the servers. This is more common after an update or some downtime, sending the servers into a bit of a state. Respawn tend to be pretty quick to deploy a fix for this issue so you shouldn't have to deal with it for long. Some players, though, might still encounter the problem after a 'fix' has been deployed.

A good starting point is to check the server status: look through the Respawn Twitter account for any communication, or you can head to the Apex Legends Down Detector website.

Alternatively, the game servers might be full. In this case, you'll simply need to wait it out and log in at a different time or you can try another server.

If you're playing on PC, your updates might need a helping hand. In this case, repairing the game files might do the trick. Open the game launcher and locate Apex Legends. On Steam, right-click on Apex Legends, go to Properties and then Local Files. Here, click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.

On Origin, head to Apex Legends in your Library and go to the Gear icon. Click on the Repair button in the next popup.

This should help correct any corrupted files that might have cropped up, hopefully solving the issue.