If you’re one of the Apex Legends players and experiencing crashing on any of the RTX 3090, 3080, 3070, 2080, 2070 series graphics cards on your PC then you’re not alone here. Nvidia RTX series graphics cards are the segment of high-end powerful graphics rendering development platform to handle intensive graphical tasks without breaking a sweat. Meanwhile, the ray tracing and AI capabilities are noteworthy for serious users. But somehow it seems that plenty of Apex Legends players are having issues with the crashing specifically on RTX series GPU cards. Well, here 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 when it comes to running all the latest game titles at 4K resolution with higher frame rates without compromising any graphical adjustments. However, if the game isn’t compatible with RTX series GPUs or some kind of bottleneck is happening in the background then users may start encountering random crashes or startup crashes whatsoever. According to several reports, multiple users are facing the same problem and developers are working on it.
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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.
#ApexLegends players on PC are experiencing crashes and other issues when running the game with an RTX 3080 graphics card.
— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) December 27, 2020
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 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 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 simply delete both 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 that may cause several issues with the gameplay or game launching. So, it’ll a better idea to temporarily uninstall the Nvidia Broadcast App on your Windows to check if that helps you to avoid the game crashes or not.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.