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How to fix Apex Legends Code 429 error

Apex Legends players have been plagued by the Code 429 error message, and here’s how you can fix this issue.



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The Apex Legends Code 429 error is a particularly frustrating obstacle that keeps players from logging into the game, and here’s how you can get around this problem.

There is a ton of fun to be had whenever you hop into a match of Apex Legends, but sometimes players will encounter strange errors that suddenly appear and prevent them from enjoying the game.

One particularly frustrating problem being faced by the Apex Legends community is the Code 429 error. This keeps players from logging into the game, and if you want to fix this issue, then there are a few different ways to get around it.

How to fix Apex Legends Code 429 error

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If you attempt to login in and encounter the message “error: Failed to connect to the server (code:429),” then you may be facing network connectivity issues that are keeping you from playing Apex Legends.

So, you might come across this error message if the servers are down or if there is an issue with your gaming platform. This error plagues players on both PC and consoles, but there are different workarounds that you can try in order to fix it.

Restart Apex Legends

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The simplest solution is to close the game and then start it up again. Once that’s done, you can try logging into Apex Legends again and check if the Code 429 error message pops up on the screen again.

If you still encounter this error after trying out this method, then that means that the problem is with your connectivity and not the game itself. In that case, you’ll need to ensure that you’re connected to the internet.

Check your internet connection

The next method that you can try is restarting your router and then checking if the Apex Legends Code 429 error is still appearing in the game.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Boot up Apex Legends and enter the lobby screen
  2. Attempt to queue and wait for the Code 429 error
  3. Reboot your WIFI/router while still in-game
  4. Wait to reconnect to Apex Legends
  5. The issue should be resolved!

Check for Apex Legends updates

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Another reason you might encounter Apex Legends code 429 error is that there are pending updates for the game and you are not running the latest patch. So, you just need to check if a new update is available.

You can check for updates on the Apex Legends page in the store, but you probably won’t have to, as the game hits you with a notification. On PC, Origin will automatically download updates but Steam may require you to do so manually.

Here’s how you can get this done:

  1. Open Steam
  2. Go to your Library
  3. Select Apex Legends
  4. If there is an Update button instead of a Play button, you need to click that
  5. Wait for the update to finish downloading and then launch the game

Check the Apex Legends servers status

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If you tried out the previous methods and are still encountering this error, then it’s probably an issue with the servers that Respawn Entertainment will need to fix up. Luckily, we have a great way for you to check the Apex Legends server status.

Just be patient and refresh the server status every few minutes to see if they’re back online yet. Hopefully, this will fix the problem, and you’ll be able to hop into a match of Apex Legends soon.

For more Apex Legends content, check out how to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards as well as our tier list of the best weapons in Apex Legends.

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