With the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event currently underway on Apex Legends, players worldwide were thrilled to test out the brand-new unranked takeover. However, many players’ sessions on PC were cut short due to the game’s frequent crashes, following the update. Because the event includes skins, tons of event items, and the Buster Sword, Cloud Strife’s trademark weapon from FF VII, we can understand the frustration behind it.
Although Respawn, the developer behind the battle royale shooter, has not yet released any updates or patches, several players have discovered a potential workaround to resolve Apex crashing after FF VII Event update. Here is everything you need to know about playing the first crossover event in the game and fixing the constant crashes.
Apex Crashing After FF VII Event Update Fix
Unfortunately, Respawn is yet to release updates regarding Apex Legends crashing after the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Event update issue. However, certain players have found a potential solution to the issue that has worked out for several players. It is worth mentioning that this potential workaround might work if you have newer Intel CPUs.
According to this Reddit thread, enabling Intel AES-NI from your PC’s Bios has fixed the issue. The same has been confirmed by players on the official Apex Legends forum and while it is not an official fix confirmed by the developers, it has resolved the constant crashes and players are back playing the crossover event. Here are the steps you can follow to try out and see if it resolves the issue for you:
- Turn off your Windows device and restart.
- Once done, immediately press the hotkeys to open your PC Bios.
- Head towards CPU Settings and search for Intel AES-NI.
- After which, simply enable it and save all the changes.
- Restart your PC once again for all the changes to be applied.
Since accessing PC Bios can require a bit of knowledge, we would suggest that you do your research first. While the fix has worked for several players, it is not an official nor a confirmed solution to the issue. For players who have older Intel CPUs and don’t have Intel AES-NI, you will have to wait for official updates from the developers.
Respawn is currently monitoring two issues regarding the crashes with older Intel CPUs and crashes with DX12. The issue has likely emerged due to the former reason and players will need to wait for an official fix. Since the issues are addressed by the developers on their Trello board, the fixes might be released soon. Here are some other workarounds that you can try out:
- Restart the Game
- Repair Game Files
- Check server status
- Reinstall the Game
That’s everything covered in this guide. If you find this guide helpful, check out our dedicated Apex Legends section, right here on Gamer Tweak.