How to Fix Apex Legends Engine Error in Windows 10

Apex Legends is one of the popular online multiplayer battle royale games created by Respawn Entertainment. The game is published among other notable titles by Electronic Arts. If you’re playing this game on your Windows 10 computer and suddenly bump into an engine error, you can try the outlined solutions beneath this post. Read on to learn how to deal with the Apex Legends engine error.

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What triggers the Apex Legends engine error?

Usually, you will see an error prompt saying something about the application in the device has failed due to badly formed commands sent by the application along with the error code 0x887A0006

Among the potential triggers include a missing command line in the system registry settings, lack of administrative privileges, missing or corrupted game files and an outdated or faulty driver. 

Troubleshooting Apex Legends engine error in Windows

The following procedures will help you rule out each of the known factors that might have triggered the error to occur while playing Apex Legends on your Windows computer. Be sure to test the game after applying each of the subsequent solutions to determine whether or not the error is fixed. 

Before you begin troubleshooting, quit the game and then restart your computer. A system restart might be everything that’s need to get the game application back up and running smoothly again. If restarting doesn’t do any good, then you may go ahead and try these solutions.

First solution: Edit registry settings on your computer.

As mentioned earlier, a missing command line in the Windows registry settings could be the main reason as to why you’re getting the Apex Legends engine error. That command line could be essential to loading the game’s graphics. And since the game couldn’t find the required command, it stops working and crashes. 

So here’s what you try doing then:

  • Right-click on an empty portion on your desktop.
  • On the pop-up menu, hover on New then click Text Document on the sub-menu. On the Text/Notepad application, enter this command line:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers] “TdrDelay”=hex(b):08,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

  • To avoid any typographical errors, just copy and paste the entire command line.
  • After entering the command line, click File and then select Save As from the menu options.
  • Set the filename to fixfile.reg and the Save as type to All files. 
  • After specifying the filename and file type, click the Save button.
  • If prompted, click Yes to confirm.

The recent changes will then be applied to the registry settings. By then you can retry launching Apex Legends and see if the error is gone.

Second solution: Run Apex Legends as Administrator.

The lack of administrative privileges on the game application may also trigger this error. To clear this out, try to run Apex Legends as Admin on your computer with these steps:

  • Right-click on the Apex Legends shortcut icon or search Apex Legends through the Start menu. 
  • Right-click Apex Legends (Desktop app) on the search result and then click the option to Open file location.
  • Right-click on the executable file of the game (usually r5apex.exe) and then click Properties from the menu items.
  • On the Properties window, click the Compatibility tab and then check the box next to Run this program as an administrator.
  • Click Apply to save the recent changes. 

Apex Legends is now granted with full administrative privileges. At this point, you can relaunch the game and see if the error is fixed.

If you’re running the game through a game client like Origin, then you will also need to run the Origin as administrator. The entire process is most likely similar except that first step to right-click on the Origin client shortcut.

Third solution: Scan and repair broken game files.

Missing, outdated and corrupted game files are also among the possible culprits to the engine error in Apex Legends. Should this be the case, activating the verify game file integrity command on the game client will likely fix the problem. If you’re using Origin client to run Apex Legends, verifying game file integrity is carried out with these steps:

  • First, open the Origin client and then log into your account.
  • While in the Origin client’s main screen, select My Games.
  • Find and right-click on the Apex Legends game.
  • Then, select the option to Repair Game.

The system will then start scanning for any missing or corrupted game files. Any confirmed missing game files will be redownloaded and the corrupted files will be repaired automatically.

The entire process may take several minutes to complete so you have to wait patiently.

Once the system is finished verifying game files, retry running Apex Legends and see if the error is fixed.

Other Suggestions

Updating or reinstalling necessary drivers on your computer can also help. A lot of Windows game errors are tied to faulty and outdated drivers, particularly graphics or video cards. To make sure that this isn’t causing the Apex Legends engine error, care to check your computer Device Manager and see the current status of your graphics card or video card drivers. If any of your drivers appear to be outdated, then you can update automatically or manually. For corrupted drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling would be necessary.

Hope this helps!

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