How to Fix the Apex Legends "Stuck on Patching Files" Error

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The "stuck on patching files" error might be cropping up in your Apex Legends game. Here's what you need to know.

A new season in Apex Legends has just launched. While Season 11 brings with it a new map and a new Legend, it also brings with it a new error. While Apex fans aren't unfamiliar with glitches and errors, this seems to be one of those issues that occurs alongside a new game update. The problem occurs after the download has completed, the new files need to overwrite the existing ones. Depending on the size of the update, it can take a while and occasionally it might get stuck along the way.

Problems like these aren't exclusive to Apex Legends and instead is simply part and parcel of online mulitplayer games. Regardless, there is a way to help the error work itself out. Here's what you need to know in order to fix the "stuck on patching files" error.

How to Fix the Apex Legends "Stuck on Patching Files" Error

If the download has gotten stuck, the best way to fix it is to pause the download and then close the launcher. You'll need to close the launcher through Task Manager.

After closing the launcher, open it again as Administrator, selecting the option after right-clicking the shortcut. In most cases, this should fix the issue. If not, you'll need to cancel the update and try it again. To do this, right-click on Apex Legends and select "repair."

Hopefully, these steps will get you on your way. You'll be able to dive into Apex Legends Season 11: Escape and see everything the new updates have to offer.