One of the annoying problems in Apex Legends is error code 100. If you encountered this error when playing and you have no idea how to go about it, this troubleshooting guide should help.
What is Apex Legends error code 100?
Error code 100 is an annoying error that prevents you from playing Apex Legends online. This error can happen whether you are playing on a PC, PS4, or Xbox One. Because the likely cause of this problem is connectivity-related, our solutions in this guide will walk you through the steps on how to fix the connection between your platform and the servers.
What are the reasons for error code 100 on Apex Legends?
We’ve tracked four possible reasons why you may be getting this error on Apex Legends.
Server outage or maintenance.
If you are experiencing error code 100 when playing Apex Legends, a likely culprit for that is a server issue. Just like any game with online multiplayer, server troubles can happen on Apex Legends due to overcapacity, technical glitch, or maintenance.
Local network problems.
Another possible reason why the game may not work online for you is your own home network. Make sure that your internet is up and does not have slow or intermittent connection problems. Any of these things can impact the game and cause it to lose connection to the server as well.
Domain Name Server or DNS is a server that translates domain names such as TheDroidguy.com into computer-readable values. Your Internet Server Provider often provides the DNS to your connection automatically but sometimes, this server may go down on their end.
This can sometimes lead to your PC or console being unable to load webpages or connect to game servers.
In some rare cases, the cause of the problem is not the connection but rather the account you’re using. Accounts may experience temporary glitches while signed in. at other times, accounts may be suspended or may be temporarily blocked from playing online.
How to fix Apex Legends error code 100
Below are effective solutions that you can try to fix error code 100 on Apex Legends.
Whether you have a problem or not, it’s always highly recommended that you keep the game updated all the time. Simply connect your PC or console to the internet and try to load the game to force it to check for updates. If it’s already updated, then go ahead and try the solutions in this guide.
Verify servers are up and running.
In many cases, the main reason why players are unable to join online multiplayer and getting error 100 on Apex Legends is an error issue.
There are a number of ways to check if the game has encountered server-related errors or issues.
The first thing that you can do is by checking the official Apex Legends Twitter page.
You can also consult third party websites like Downdetector for server status of this game.
Check your console’s network status
If you’re playing on the PS4 or Xbox One, you can also check if there’s any on-going server issues with their respective networks.
Restart PC or console.
If there’s no known server issues at all, the next set of troubleshooting steps that you want to do are things on your end. One such thing that you can check is to by refreshing the system by rebooting your PC or console.
Simply turn off your PC, PS4, or Xbox One and unplug it from the power source for 30 seconds. Then, wait for 30 seconds before restarting it.
Power cycle the router.
Just like your PC or console, you also want to power cycle your router by doing the same exact steps to refresh it. This can be an effective fix if the cause of the problem is due to a temporary network bug.
Use a different DNS.
Some players were able to fix error code 100 by using a different set of DNS servers before relaunching Apex Legends. If you haven’t tried this before, here’s how:
How to change DNS servers on PC:
- Press WIN + R to open the control box
- Type ncpa.cpl
- Once Network Connections is shown, right-click on your internet connection
- Click on Properties.
- Double click on Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses and enter 126.96.36.199 for Preferred DNS server and 188.8.131.52 for Alternative DNS server.
- Click OK.
How to change DNS servers on PS4 or Xbox One:
If you play on PS4 or Xbox One, simply access the Network settings of your console under Settings menu and change the following settings to these values:
- Primary DNS: 184.108.40.206
- Secondary DNS: 220.127.116.11
- MTU parameter: Auto
- DNS Settings: Manual
- Proxy server: do not use
You can also use other free third party DNS servers if you don’t want to use the free Google DNS.
Log in and out of your account.
Last but not the least, try logging out of your account. Afterwards, log back in before going online again. This is to ensure that you still have the correct account credentials registered in your PC or console.
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