Apex Legends Servers Are Still Struggling to Avoid Going Down
Apex Legends’ new Collection event brought a lot of balance changes and new cosmetics to the game, but it also brought a milieu of connectivity issues. With the ranked mid-season split coming in a few days, players only have a few more opportunities to gain ranking points before their rank resets, but that will be difficult if servers continue to act up as they have been for the past day now.
When Did Apex Legends Server Issues Begin?
Server issues for Apex started as early as September 14th when the Collection event dropped according to Apex Legends news account alphaINTEL on Twitter. It seems both Respawn and EA didn’t predict how the community would respond to the new event as several players logged in and began experiencing issues. The official Respawn account made a statement regarding server connectivity on September 15th, stating that they’re “still seeing an unusual amount of… players timing out when attempting to connect to matches” which aligns to what the community has been saying for the past 24 hours. The Apex Legends Status account on Twitter, a community resource that tracks player reports to their server status hub to check player connectivity independently from EA and Respawn, noted that Respawn was still working on the server issue and that no ETA was given for the issue’s resolution.
Are Apex Legends Servers Down?
Searching ‘Apex Legends servers’ on Twitter shows that users are still encountering connecting to servers, implying that Apex Legends servers are still down or experiencing issues for most players. Threads are popping up on the Apex Legends subreddit showing how players have been impacted by Apex Legends’ server issues, either resulting in RP penalties for ‘abandoning’ ranked matches or going into games without teammates.
EA’s definitely interested in seeing Apex Legends grow as both a popular battle royale title and as an esports scene, so it’s a shame that the servers they use to host the game are experiencing issues, especially during the launch of a new event. Regardless, Respawn have shown that they’re good communicators when it comes to responding to the community, so any lack of communication must imply that they’re diverting as many resources as they can from the Apex Legends team to resolve these server issues.
Should Apex Legends server return to normal, we’ll be sure to inform you and update this article. For now, avoid playing any ranked games until server stability in Apex Legends can be reinstated.
UPDATE: Respawn has notified the Apex Legends community that the game will see increased server capacity soon and that hotfixes should come out tomorrow. Unfortunately, it seems that the issues will necessitate the entire weekend to resolve, which means players looking forward to this weekend in order to try out the new Collection event or play ranked in their free time will have to risk server instability and downtimes.