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How to stop Apex Legends stuttering issues

Published: 28/May/2019 14:42 Updated: 28/May/2019 15:12

by David Purcell


Apex Legends players have been branding the game “unplayable” since Respawn Entertainment launched their latest v1.13 patch, but there is a way of resolving the terrible stutter issues that people have been experiencing. 

Many gamers had taken to Reddit to explain the issues that they were facing in-game since the update went live, but it didn’t take long for the answer to their problems to be revealed. 

By performing just a few simple steps, Apex Legends players on PC can go from stuttering around the screen with an insanely high FPS and a bugged overlay, to playing as normal with all of their favorite legends across Kings Canyon.  

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players have complained that they can’t jump into Kings Canyon without stutter issues since the last update.

The first thing that you’re going to have to do in order to ensure that the issue is indeed relevant to this guide, is check the FPS rate of your game since the update. If you notice that this is particularly higher, or different from normal rates then there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing the same problem as many others. 

From there, you’re going to need to scroll through the in-game menus and hit ‘disable’ on Origin, in order to prevent the stuttering from returning. If that step was unsuccessful in your case, it’s best to try to reinstall Origin instead – one of these two should hit the spot. 

You’re going to need to un-check the button that enables Origin for Apex Legends, in order to disable it.

The update itself was intended to introduce several fixes and improvements to core aspects of the game, such as audio, performance, quality of life tweaks, as well as hit detection fixes – as seen in the Apex Legends v1.13 patch notes

In actual fact, it seems to have uncovered an even bigger issue for some players, making it pretty much unplayable – some say. However, with the help of this quick and easy guide, hopefully, as many fans of the game as possible will realize that the fix is not exactly rocket science. 

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When is Apex Legends coming to Steam? Release date, cross-play, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:48 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:51

by Calum Patterson


Respawn Entertainment has finally announced the release date for when Apex Legends is coming to Steam, meaning that PC players no longer have to rely solely on EA’s own Origin launcher to boot up the title.

EA has teamed up with Steam, bringing their EA Play service to the platform. You can also now buy Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and FIFA 21 on Steam too. It was only a matter of time until Apex joined the lineup.

However, the Apex release is now on its way, after it was initially expected to drop on Steam at the same time as Apex’s launch on Nintendo Switch, as well as the introduction of cross-play.

EA Play on Steam
EA’s subscription service, EA Play, is now available through Steam.

When is Apex Legends coming to Steam?

After plenty of leaks and rumors about the big release, Respawn finally confirmed on October 23  that Apex Legends is coming to Steam on November 4, along with the release of Season 7.

“Apex Legends is officially coming to Steam when Season 7 launches on November 4, 2020,” they revealed in a blog post.

EA first teased a partnership with Steam on October 25, when they tweeted out a video of an EA-emblazoned mug with steam coming out of the top of it.

This doesn’t mean that EA games will no longer be available on Origin, instead they will also be available on Steam with players able to play with friends on either launcher.

EA/Apex LegendsPlayers on all platforms will be able to with and against each other in Apex Legends.

Exclusive Steam cosmetics for Apex Legends

As a reward for players coming to Apex Legends on Steam, three exclusive weapon charms will be available. The charms themselves are related to Valve games Portal and Half-Life.

Three steam weapon charms for Apex Legends
The charms all have some inspiration from Valve games.

Apex Legends on mobile?

EA previously confirmed that they were working on a mobile version of Apex legends, but have gone quiet since. The Nintendo Switch release has now also been delayed until a later date.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” Respawn revealed, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends Cross-play

Cross-platform play was confirmed during EA Play in June, and was expected to release at the same time as the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions, “when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play.”

It was also confirmed, in the October 23 announcement, that PC players on Origin can switch to Steam and keep their account progress on the other launcher.

“If you’ve previously been playing on Origin, feel free to give it a spin on Steam,” Respawn Game Director Chad Grenier added, “all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms. ”

EA stopped selling new games through Steam several years ago, instead choosing to run games through their own platform, Origin. This return allows them to reach a wider player-base.

Apex Legends has been a resounding success for EA. It reached 50 million players worldwide in just 28 days, challenging Epic Games’ global phenomenon Fortnite.