How to fix Apex Legends Loading and Compiling Shaders problem

Nathan Warby
Apex Legends Loading and Compiling Shaders

Fans have been jumping into Apex Legends Season 10, but unfortunately, players are reporting a problem with Loading and Compiling Shaders when loading into a game. Here’s how to fix it.

While Apex Legends Season 10 launched with plenty of new content to get stuck into, it also comes with a few issues to be ironed out. The new character Seer is due to be nerfed after an overpowered launch, and Octane is seeing some audio problems.

Now, some players are reporting an issue which is seeing them stuck on a loading screen, causing long waits before being allowed into the game.

Apex Legends Loading and Compiling Shaders

During Season 10, fans have been seeing a loading screen before hopping into the game that reads “Loading and Compiling Shaders.”

While it doesn’t appear to break the game, it is leaving players with long waits before each new session. The screen takes several minutes to resolve itself, with some Reddit users even reporting it can last for as long as 15 minutes.

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It’s left many scratching their heads trying to find a workaround for this Apex Legends loading and compiling shaders issue. Simply deleting and reinstalling the whole game doesn’t appear to have brought much luck.

It has been speculated that Apex is attempting to load the shaders before the game starts as a way of reducing lag, but this hasn’t been confirmed at the time of writing. Until Respawn comes out with an official fix, here’s a method found to stop the loading and compiling shaders issue.

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It’s worth noting that this solution, found by Reddit user Xavierblue, is only applicable to those playing on PC. Here’s a walkthrough:

  1. Find and install the latest graphics card drivers
  2. Acess the GPU’S control pannel and disable the Shader Cache
  3. Hit apply so the change is saved
  4. Re-enable the Shader Cache
  5. Hit apply once again
  6. Restart the PC and boot up the game

It’s highly likely that Respawn will fix the loading and compiling shaders issue themselves in the coming days, but this method will hopefully help PC players in the meantime.

For more on Apex Legends, be sure to check out this great hiding spot on World’s Edge and why NICKMERCS thinks it’s more challenging than Warzone.

Image credits: Respawn Entertainment

About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].