How to fix Apex Legends error code “R5apex.exe”?

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Apex Legends Error Code R5apex.exe

Whenever you are playing the game Apex Legends and are encountered with the following R5apex.exe error. Then, it can be assumed that the error may have been caused by EngineAntiCheat engine app which you may be running together with the Apex Legends game.  

In the following article we shall be looking at the various ways out there, with the help of which you should be able to fix the Apex Legends error code R5apex.exe, on your own and in no time. 

Hence, without any further ado. Let us discuss how to go on solving the following error, so that you can go back to playing Apex Legends as usual.


Fixes For Apex Legends error code “R5apex.exe”


Fix 1: Run R5apex in Compatibility Mode

To solve the R5apex.exe error code for Apex Legends, you can first try running the R5apex program in compatibility mode. 

To do so, you can follow the steps as shown below:

  • Firstly, go to the drive where you had installed and saved Origin Games
  • Then, head to the Program Files folder and open it. 
  • Inside the Program Files folder, find and open the Origin Games folder and then click and open the Apex folder. 
  • Inside the Apex folder, find the r5apex file and right-click on it.
  • From the drop-down menu list, then click on the properties option.
  • Inside the Properties page, head to the Compatibility tab and check mark the Run the program in compatibility mode option under Compatibility mode for the Operating System you are currently using on your respective system.
  • Once that is done, click on the OK button to save the changes.
  • Next, head to the EasyAntiCheat folder and launch the Easy Anti Cheat Server Setup app. 
  • Then, at the bottom of the page, you should see the Repair Service which you will need to click and select to start the repair process. 
  • At last, when the repair has been done, restart your system and see if the error still persists when launching the Apex Legend game.

Fix 2: Repair the game

If the error is caused due to a recent bug or glitch within the game. Then, having the game repaired through your Origin Launcher dashboard may also help solve the issue. 

In order to repair the game, you can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Firstly, click and launch the Origin Launcher app.
  • Then, inside the Origin dashboard, go to the My Game Library section on the left hand pane and right-click on the Apex Legend game to the right.
  • From the drop-down menu list, click on the Repair option and allow the game to repair.
  • Once that is done, restart your system and see if the error still persists.

Fix 3: Check the game server 

Although rare, there may be times when the following error may also occur as a result of server outages on the game’s server side itself. 

In such cases, you can head to the following link, and check the status of the game for the following country you reside in as well as the system you are playing the game on.


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