How to Fix Apex Legends “Party Not Ready” Error

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Some players have been experiencing a "party not ready" error in Apex Legends, even when playing solo. Here's how to fix it.

It seems the "party not ready" error is making the rounds once again in Apex Legends. This particular error has cropped up a few times in Apex history, confusing many players who are simply playing solo. This error can also crop up if you are actually in a party but everyone's ready, making it even more frustrating. Fortunately, there seems to be a few fixes.

Here's what you need to know.

How to Fix Apex Legends “Party Not Ready” Error

The error message usually pops up while you're waiting in the lobby screen. Whether you're playing in a party or not, this error prevents players from joining a match. The most common fix is to simply restart Apex Legends. Close down the game, start it up again, and you should be able to hop into a match without problem.

Alternatively, if restarting hasn't solved your problem or it simply isn't your style, you can try the following:

  1. Press the options button or "Settings" wheel in the Apex Legends lobby screen.
  2. Click the bottom-left of the screen to return to menu.
  3. Once you’re back at the title screen, try joining again.

If you happen to encounter the message and you are, in fact, in a party, then it could simply be that one of your members just isn't ready. Leaving and rejoining the party can also help things along. Be sure to also test your internet connection to make sure the problem isn't on your end.