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Fix: Unable to Play Apex Legends on PS4/PS5 (lobby screen error)

It seems that the free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale game Apex Legends has some bugs or errors that Respawn Entertainment should fix asap. Several players have reported that they’re unable to play Apex Legends on PS4/PS5 (lobby screen error) that isn’t expected at all. This particular issue is happening to PS4 or PS5 users whatsoever. The lobby screen loading can’t get passed which is irritating a lot. If you’re also experiencing the same issue, make sure to check out this article.

Well, some of the unfortunate Apex Legends players on the PS4/PS5 console are unable to get into the game as the loading screen is stuck and then nothing happens. Even resetting the network connection, restarting the console, resetting DNS, power cycling the networking device doesn’t come in handy for most people. Multiple affected players have reported the same on the EA forum to get a permanent solution or patch update. But it seems that there is no permanent solution available as of now except for one workaround.

Fix: Unable to Play Apex Legends on PS4/PS5 (lobby screen error)

Fix: Unable to Play Apex Legends on PS4/PS5 (lobby screen error)

According to a thread on the EA Forum, multiple affected Apex Legends players have mentioned that they’ve found the following steps useful to quickly fix the lobby screen error or stuck at the loading screen.

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  • Open the Apex Legends game on your PlayStation.
  • Leave the game screen loading as it is.
  • Press the Home button on your controller to go to the PlayStation Settings menu.
  • Now, go to Network and try reconnecting your network again.
  • After that, the system will test the connection but don’t let it a test.
  • Simply go back to the game and it’ll be ready to pass the screen.

However, if this trick doesn’t work for you, try connecting to the mobile hotspot on your PS4/PS5 console and it should work nicely.

Whereas the Origin client users on the PC can try to follow the file path in that error message shows. Then locate the particular .pak file > Delete it > Finally, go for the Repair option from the Origin Library for your installed Apex Legends game files. Just right-click on the Apex Legends game in the Origin Library and select Repair to auto-fix if there is any game file missing or corrupted.

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