Apex Legends

Is Apex Legends down? Players report issues with EA servers on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

by Calum Patterson


Apex Legends players reported widespread server outages on May 5, unable to log-in to their account or get to the main screen - but have the issues been resolved by EA? Let's take a look...


At roughly 1pm EST on Sunday, May 5, server issues reared their head again for Apex Legends, after a smaller outage earlier on the same day.

Gamers were reportedly receiving a number of error messages which appear to be linked, such as being unable to connect to EA servers, or the being hit with error 100 code. 


Down detector shows lots of reports coming in for Apex Legends at 5pm BST on May 5.

For those that are seeing an error code 100, you may be able to fix the problem with this guide, although it appears that the server outages have since been resolved. 

EA Servers down for players on May 5

Those who were hoping to hop on to some Battlefield V while Apex Legends was down would have been out of luck, too, as it appeared that all of EA's games were unplayable online at the time. 

Respawn responded to the reports on social media, and even drafted in the help of EA Support to inform players about when they would get the game back up and running again.


EA confirmed that they were experiencing connectivity problems, at 1:09pm EST on May 5.

Update: 2:44PM EST, May 5: EA have confirmed that they are investigating the issue and working on a fix, but are having to restart some systems, and will give more updates when available.

Update: 9:22 PM EST, May 5: EA have announced that connectivity issues are recovering across all of their titles, which includes Apex Legends. Please note that some issues may continue to flare up and you may end up having to restart your game.

Update: 8:15 AM EST, May 6: It seems EA have finally resolved connectivity issues across all of its games, following widespread server outages in Apex Legends, FIFA 19, and other titles. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this article again if issues reappear. For now, players should be able to jump into the game and play, without any connectivity problems - as of the time of writing. 

Last updated: May 6, 2019 - 8:15 AM EST