It seems that several Apex Legends players are encountering issues with connecting to the game servers and getting into the game online. The Apex Legends “Server Received Bad Player Data” error message is commonly appearing to the players whenever they trying to access the lobby screen before getting into a match. So, the affected players are unable to start the matchmaking which is really irritating. Meanwhile, Apex Legends Season 8 trailer has been launched recently which means more and more bugs or errors are going to introduce in the upcoming patch updates.
Now, if you’re one of the victims to receive bad player data then check out this troubleshooting guide completely. Though initially, players can assume that there is some issue with the game client, it seems that players can’t edit their game data somehow. There is no official solution available yet from the developers but we’ve provided a couple of possible workarounds that should help you out. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get into it.
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Fix: Apex Legends Server Received Bad Player Data Error
Before heading over to the guide below, make sure to check out your internet connection properly. Also, update your Apex Legends game to its latest patch if available. No matter which gaming device you’re using, update the system firmware to its latest build as well.
1. Update Your Game
As we’ve already mentioned, try installing the latest patch updates to your Apex Legends game. This should fix plenty of errors or bugs in the game which may cause such issues as not connecting to the game server, received bad player data, etc. Once installed the update, make sure to close the game completely, and try running it again.
2. Check Server Status
If your game is up-to-date then you should visit the EA Help Twitter and Apex Legends Twitter handle for all the real-time updates or info. If there is any server connectivity or technical issue happening in the background, just wait for a couple of hours before try running the game again.
3. Troubleshoot your Network
Make sure to troubleshooting your network whether you’re using a wired or wireless connection. Try restarting the gaming device as well as your Wi-Fi router to check if that fixes the problem or not. If possible, switch your Wi-Fi connection to the wired connection and check for the issue again.
However, the problem is still troubling you, try using a mobile data hotspot as a Wi-Fi and check for the error again.
4. Power Cycle PC/Console
If none of these methods worked for you, try performing a power cycle to your gaming device which will clear out all the temporary glitches or cache from your PC/Console.
- Close the Apex Legends game completely.
- Turn off your PC/Console > Unplug the power cable from the power source and device.
- Wait for around 5 minutes > Plug back the cable in.
- Turn on your PC/Console again > Try running the Apex Legends game and check if the server received bad player data error is bothering you or not.
5. Uninstall and Reinstall Apex Legends
If nothing seems working for you, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the game as a last resort. Make sure to delete and redownload the game again on your PC/Console to wipe out all the temporarily corrupted or missing game data. Once the game is uninstalled or deleted from your device, go to the client store or console’s digital storefront and download the Apex Legends game again.
Unfortunately, if the problem still persists, make sure to contact EA Help for further assistance.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.