How do I fix “Engine error” in Apex Legends?

While playing Apex Legends I got a window with the “Engine error” message. The game closes completely and the only thing that remains is the error window. I haven’t changed anything in the system lately. The other games work just fine, but Apex Legends does not want to run. Can somebody please help me with this damn error?


Engine Error in Apex Legends may occur for several reasons:

  • Unstable video card or RAM overclocking.
    Problems with graphics drivers.
    Damaged Apex Legends game files.

Here’s what we recommend for you to do:

  • Reset video card/RAM clock speeds to factory values. Not every user manages to successfully overclock the video card and even less the RAM the first time. Try resetting their speeds to their base values. Be sure to disable the XMP profile for RAM, if you previously enabled it in your BIOS/UEFI settings.
  • Fully reinstall the video drivers. Apex Legends may show an engine error to the player due to improperly working graphics drivers. Use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to completely uninstall video drivers from your PC, then install them using the installer from the official website of the GPU manufacturer (Nvidia, AMD, Intel).
  • Restore the integrity of the game files. Apex Legends will not start normally if some of its files have been corrupted. You can run a game file integrity check in both Steam and Origin. Alternatively, you can reinstall the game completely.
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