Fix: Apex Legends Crashing on RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 2080, 2070 Series

If you’re one of the Apex Legends players and experiencing crashing on any of the RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 2080, or 2070 series graphics cards on your PC, then you’re not alone here. Nvidia RTX series graphics cards are a segment of powerful high-end graphics rendering development platforms that handle intensive graphical tasks without a sweat. Meanwhile, ray tracing and AI capabilities are noteworthy for severe users. But it seems that plenty of Apex Legends players are having issues with the crashing, specifically on RTX series GPU cards. We’ve shared a couple of possible ways to fix such an issue.

Respawn Entertainment developers have acknowledged the Apex Legends crashing issue on RTX GPUs. To recall, RTX 3080 is a beast performer in running all the latest game titles at 4K resolution with higher frame rates without compromising any graphical adjustments. However, users may start encountering random crashes or startup crashes if the game isn’t compatible with RTX series GPUs or some bottleneck is happening in the background. Several reports show multiple users face the same problem, and developers are working on it.

Fix: Apex Legends Crashing on RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 2080, 2070 Series

According to an EA Forum thread on Apex Legends, the game crashing issue can be fixed by performing some of the possible workarounds mentioned below. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get into it.

1. Downgrade Graphics Driver

Rolling back or downgrading the graphics driver version on your Windows 10 system is easy enough. Meanwhile, if you’re encountering any kind of graphics-related issues like glitches or black screen or crashes, etc then this trick may come in handy in most cases. Sometimes it can possible that the latest graphics driver version has several bugs or stability issues. So, it’s always better to go back to the stable version until the GPU manufacturer releases a new patch update. To do this:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Now, double-click on the Display adapters category to expand the list.
  • Then right-click on the dedicated Nvidia RTX graphics card name.
  • Choose Properties > Go to the Driver tab.
  • You’ll see the Device Properties dialog box > Select RollBack driver (if available).
  • It’ll automatically downgrade your installed graphics card driver.
  • Finally, restart your computer to change the effects.

Most of the affected Apex Legends players have found this method useful for the RTX GPU on their PCs. But if this method didn’t work for you, try another method.

2. Change Registry Values

Note: If you’re not sure what you’re doing then you shouldn’t follow this method. Keep in mind that if changing the registry values don’t help you to fix Apex Legends crashing on RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 2080, 2070 series graphics card enabled PCs then you’ll have to revert the changes to their default state.

  • Press Windows + R keys to open up the Run dialog box.
  • Type regedit and hit Enter to open up the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following location from the left pane: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers
  • From the GraphicsDrivers key, check for the TdrDelay value from the right pane.
  • If not found, right-click on the right pane (blank area) > choose New > DWORD (32bit) Value.
  • Create the TdrDelay value > Once done, double-click on it.
  • Change the Base option to Decimal.
  • Next, set the Value Data to 60.
  • Click on OK to save changes.
  • Do the same thing for the TdrDdiDelay value.
  • Once all is done, close the registry editor window and restart your computer.

This method should fix the Apex Legends crashing issue on RTX graphics card running computers. However, if this doesn’t fix the issue, just revert the TDR to its default values by changing them to their previous state. Otherwise, you can delete the TdrDelay and TdrDdiDelay keys from the registry editor.

3. Uninstall Nvidia Broadcast App

Well, some of the affected Apex Legends players have also mentioned that somehow the Nvidia Broadcast app seems broken, which may cause several issues with the gameplay or game launching. So, it’ll be better to temporarily uninstall the Nvidia Broadcast App on your Windows to check if that helps you avoid game crashes.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.


  1. I found a fix that may help, if you play Apex Legends launched from Steam. Every now and then when I get an error upon launching the game, I go to “verify integrity of game files” in the local files under properties in the Steam Library by right clicking the game. It takes a few minutes but seems to fix things when Apex bugs out.

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