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How to fix Server Connection Error for Apex Legends

Don’t touch grass just yet, here’s how to fix your server connection issue!

You’ve just tried to login to Apex Legends and have been met with a connection error message: “Not Connecting to Server.” Most of the time, this error may mean that the Apex Legends servers are slightly overwhelmed and you can try again to reconnect in a couple minutes. However, if that doesn’t work, there are a couple steps you can take.

The Apex Legends servers sometimes experience some downtime and that’s usually when you’ll receive the error message. Here are the different solutions you can try out, with the easiest first:

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1 - Check on the Apex Legends server status

Multiple websites will tell you when the Apex Legends servers are down, including apexlegendsstatus.com and downdetector.com. You can also check on the official EA website! It has a help page that includes a small server status icon in the top right corner.

The Apex Legends server status can be seen circled in red
The Apex Legends server status can be seen circled in red

However, sometimes these websites are a little slow to update on the real time status of the servers, so you can always check on the Apex Legends subreddit for other players discussing connection errors. Alternatively, the official Apex Legends Twitter account will alert players if the servers are down.

The server status board on <a href="https://apexlegendsstatus.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://apexlegendsstatus.com/</a>
The server status board on https://apexlegendsstatus.com/

If these websites or social media indicate that the Apex Legends servers are down, then you’ll just have to wait for them to come back online. Respawn usually rolls out a fix for server errors like these within a couple of hours, so you can take that time to git gud and read some of our Apex Legends gameplay guides.

2 - Restart your PC/Console and your router

Have you tried turning it off and on again? But seriously, this is one of the easiest solutions to fixing connection issues by troubleshooting your own home network. Restarting your PC could help eliminate any small errors in your software, while rebooting your router will let you re-establish a connection to your internet service provider (ISP).

3 - Check for any updates your PC/Console may need

If the connection error in Apex Legends persists, you may need to update your drivers or update your software (i.e., Windows). Check that those are both up to date, and if not, make sure to update them before trying to connect to Apex Legends again.

Forge was permanently disconnected from Apex Legends. Don't be like Forge.
Forge was permanently disconnected from Apex Legends. Don't be like Forge.

4 - Report your error to Respawn

If you’ve gone through this list and still can’t connect, it’s best to report the issue to Respawn. Contact the Apex Legends customer support at their Help Center. Make sure you provide details on your error and all the solutions you’ve tried so that the support team can figure out how to help faster.


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