With Apex Legends, the Call of Duty inventors and founders of Respawn Entertainment released an alternative to Fortnite, PUBG, Black Ops 4 Blackout and more on February 4, 2019. We show on this page the PC system requirements and how to start the download via Origin and install the Battle Royale shooter.
Besides PC, players can also play PS4 or Xbox One. You will find in the respective stores of the consoles. While Xbox Live requires Xbox One players, PS4 players can play Apex Legends without PS Plus for 25 cents . PS Plus allows you to gamble at no extra cost. Crossplay between PC, PS4 and Xbox One is not yet possible, but is planned. Likewise, it is currently puzzled whether solo players and duos in the future get a playlist or a suitable modes. There is no news yet. So long are you in the trio at Apex Legends.
To play Apex Legends on the PC, you need a computer that meets the following minimum requirements. These allow a game start. However, liquid frame rates can only be expected at low settings. The creators of Respawn Entertainment have compiled the graphics options available on the official website . For 60 FPS or frames per second (usually in 1080p / Full HD), the calculator should meet at least the recommended system requirements:
Apex Legends: Minimum System Requirements
- Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
- CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 with 3.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 with 4.2 GHz quad-core processor
- RAM: 6 GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / AMD Radeon HD 7700
- GPU RAM: 1 GB
- Hard disk: mind. 30 GB of free space
Apex Legends: Recommended System Requirements
- Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
- CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
- GPU RAM: 8 GB hard drive: min. 30 GB of free space
Apex Legends: Download and Installation
The download on Origin was nearly 13 gigabytes in size (12.77 GB). You need the desktop client and an account with Electronic Arts‘ Steam competitor (FIFA, The Sims, Battlefield and more). Once set up and your account is signed in, you can search and install Apex Legends in the Origin store. Click “Get Game” to add it to your library. Choose an installation folder with enough space and start the download.
Origin automatically installs the game after the download – as you have come to expect from some launches such as Steam, Uplay by Ubisoft or Battle.net by Blizzard. When download and installation are complete, you can launch Apex Legends from the Origin interface.
Apex Legends: Connection issues and crashes
Start Apex Legends, the game connects to the servers. Depending on the time of day, this can take longer or sometimes not be possible. Just try reconnecting in the latter case – unless there are general problems with Origin or Apex Legends itself causing trouble.
Some errors, such as a missed connection, pending or bugged menus, black screens, and more, can occur regularly depending on your computer. Here you can do little, except to restart the game and continue to taste it. After all, Apex Legends on the PC with the shortcut Alt + F4 quickly finished.PCquickly terminated with the key combination Alt + F4.
Some players also crash. The game freezes and they land on the desktop. The first patch for Apex Legends should put an end to it. Even later patches are constantly taking on the problem. Some players continue to report these symptoms. For those affected, there is no remedy, except to restart Apex Legends and hope for the next patch.
Otherwise, typical wooden mallet methods could bring an improvement: reinstall or download Apex Legends, keep drivers and windows current (gff a downgrade), rebuild the system. But there is no guarantee that Apex Legends will work. We hope that the developers can fix the problem for those affected in a future update.
Apex Legends update and patch notes
Respawn Entertainment released the first patch for Apex Legends on February 13, 2019. Among other things, he fixes bugs while reviving on the supply ship. Add to that Valentine’s Day outfits that players can unlock or buy in the in-game store with Legend Tokens.
A short time later, Respawn Enterrainment brought the first new weapon into play with the Havoc. Read about it in our update of the best weapons in Apex Legends . Respawn Entertainment announces Reddit for more Apex Legends updates .