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FIX: Apex Legends won’t launch, closes after Easy anti-cheat banner appears

Unable to play Apex Legends on your PC because it’s failing to launch? You’re not alone. Several users over at the Apex Legends community forums have reported issues with the game not loading up on their PCs.

According to user reports, when launching Apex Legends from Origin, the game loading screen appears with an Easy Anti-Cheat banner, but after a few seconds the game closes and returns to the Origin window.

EA’s community manager has suggested the minimum system requirements of the game as the probable reason behind it failing to launch on some machines. If your PC configuration falls short of the minimum requirements of Apex Legends, it’s likely to fail to launch on your PC.

That said, there are plenty of users on the forum who are running the game on a capable machine but still not able to start the game. Thankfully, there’s a fix — reinstall origin.

FIX: Reinstall Origin

Several users at the forums have reported that reinstalling Origin fixes the issue with Apex Legends not loading on their PC.

To uninstall Origin, go to your Windows 10 Settings » Apps & Features » then look for Origin and uninstall it. After successfully uninstalling Origin, restart your PC, and then download and install Origin and Apex Legends again on your PC.



  1. Josh Sterling Reply

    God I hate easy anti cheat, I cant play any game on my pc that this feature is enabled on. First it was Fortnight and now I cant play Apex either. I mean its not like I spent 1800 dollars on a gaming pc for an anti cheat service to tell me what commonly used programs are appropriate. Installed launchers over and over as well as running repair functionality for EAC. I despise this program immensely. Thank God I have a PS Pro otherwise I would be loosing my mind. I can play numerous other games on multiple launchers and yet somehow EAC is the only front end program that bars the use of my own games. I mean this is ridiculous and its been a persistent problem for almost six months.

  2. Hans Hansen Reply

    The “fix” dosnt work, just like the users on the forums said, your mileage may vary. Would be nice if EA could deliver a decent product for once

  3. Had to use the stupid Origin client to install Apex Legends. Origin is telling me my credentials are incorrect or “expired”. Can’t reset password because I no longer have access to my old email address, but couldn’t be proactive about that because ORIGIN REQUIRES YOU CHANGE YOUR PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS THROUGH YOUR OLD ONE. Real smart, EA. Finally got logged in to my account. Apex Legends will not start – it does nothing. Uninstalled and tried to reinstall Origin per this article. Now Origin won’t start – just says “cannot display the webpage 🙁 “. Awesome, informative error message, EA. Tried allowing Origin installer through Windows Firewall. Same problem.

    EA: You’re really not doing yourselves any favors to conbat your image as the most hated game publishing company out there right now. You’re a joke.

  4. To fix this go to menu start and type “services”, find easyanticheat and stop that service. Now launch the game again. Don’t worry the service will restart, it just gets stuck for some reason…

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