Error: Apex Legends r5apex.exe

Some players get a crash message when launching Apex Legends: “r5apex.exe – Application Error, instruction at 0x6a1f9414 refers to memory at 0x4128a3a0. The memory cannot be read. ” When the gamer receives this error – on the launcher loading screen, the game automatically closes.

What is this error

In fact, “R5apex.exe” is a generic launch failure for the Apex Legends video game, signaling problems that have arisen in the synchronization of game services and processes directly related to Windows settings. To determine the exact cause, you need to at least briefly familiarize yourself with the error itself. In the overwhelming majority, these are:

  • An error occurred while starting the application (0xc0000142, 0x00000000, etc.).
  • The instruction at the address addressed the memory. The memory cannot be “read”.
  • Uunknown Software Exception (0xc000001d) in application at.
  • Often this launch bug can be accompanied by problems related to EAC (anti-cheat) – Game Security Violation Detected # 00000001.

R5apex.exe – as you can see, this is a general index that unites special cases, the reasons for which may depend on various sources

Causes of r5apex.exe Application Error

The most common causes of this error are the user’s system, namely the lack of necessary components: up-to-date DirectX, Visual C ++, driver updates. Sometimes a failure occurs due to the lack of KB updates in the operating system. Also, here it is necessary to add system garbage and a banal inadequacy to the requirements of the game. As you know, Apex Legends is more demanding on the processor than on the video card. Moreover, you can somehow figure out the graphics, for example, by lowering the video add-ons, but adding the required SSSE3 instruction will not work. This issue only occurs for players who are still using an older version of Windows such as 7 and 8.1. There are various ways to solve the problem.

Service pack (Win.8.1)

If you are using Windows 8.1, you can try to quickly install updates to fix the game crash.

  • Servicing stack update: r2

  • Cumulative update package:

Installing both of these files will avoid crashes in the gameplay. If the fixes don’t work. You can try to install this update KB3173424:

Improving FPS in Apex Legends

We follow simple instructions – with the options for medium / low settings for very weak PCs, choose the smallest, respectively:

  • Match the normal aspect ratio of your screen to your monitor. Find out the exact settings when you go to the desktop. Click here with the right mouse button and go to the “Screen Expansion” section. The corresponding menu will open, where all the information you need is indicated.
  • Display mode – set exclusively on the entire full screen. There should not be a value of “In a window” or “In a window without a frame”, because it eats up personnel quite substantially.
  • Further, the “Field of View” settings – here no more than 90, since there is also a useless consumption of PC power. At the same time, you will not feel much of a difference that affects the comfort of the gaming process.
  • “Color Filter” – set “Protanopia or Off.”
  • Disable Vertical Sync, just like in other demanding games.
  • “Adaptive resolution” – to 0, since in fact these are backup frames for no drawdowns.
  • Disable – “Smoothing”.
  • The quality of the textures is either Low or Medium.
  • Filtering textures – choose only “Bilinear”, and here the power of the hardware, by and large, does not matter.
  • Set all subsequent parameters to “Low” or “Off.” – otherwise, the increase will be only 5-10 frames.

Check the integrity of the files

You may need to verify the integrity of the files installed in the Apex Legends game. If this is the problem, then they can be restored through the Origin client.

  • Go to the “My Game Library” section.
  • Click on “Apex Legends”.
  • Then click on “Gear Settings” and click on “Restore”.

Clean up temporary files

Manually using the TEMP folder. This is done in this way:

  • The shortcut keys Win + R. “Run” will open, where you need to enter (or better copy)% temp%. Then click “OK”.
  • In the folder that opens, select and delete everything that is. If any removal is denied, just skip.
  • Next, go to Drive C – Program Files – Origin Games – Apex – EasyAntiCheat. Run the anti-cheat as an administrator. Right-click on the program icon and select the appropriate item.
  • If you are running as administrator for the first time, you will need to run the “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe” installation file directly.
  • A window will open in which you need to click “Help with recovery”. Wait until the process is complete.

After that, launch Origin and go to the library, where through the RMB click “Update game”.

Clean up the registry

The CCleaner program is great for this. You can download it here:

  • Open the program and go to the “Registry” subsection.
  • Then click on “Search for problems”.
  • After completing the search, click “Fix”.
  • After that, the program will offer to make a copy of the registry. Here we must agree.
  • Then click “Fix Selected”.
  • After the end of the procedure – the “Close” button.

Optimizing Apex Legends

When you fully prepare the operating system for launch, repeat the previous step with the CCleaner program, but only to analyze and clean up temporary files.

  • Open the program and click “Analyze”.
  • When the process is complete, click “Cleanup”.

That’s it, this completes the procedure. After that, feel free to load the game, and the r5apex.exe application error should disappear.

Regex Edit fix for Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7, you can try to fix by editing your system registry.

  • Go to Regedit by searching in Run.
  • Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Image File Execution Options”
  • Right click on the “File Image Execution Options” folder, then hover over the new one and select a key. Enter the name “r5apex.exe”.
  • Right-click the r5apex.exe folders, point to New and select Key, and then enter the name “PerfOptions”.
  • Highlight PerfOptions on the left, in the empty space on the right, right-click and hover over the new one and select DWORD (32-bit) Value, then enter CpuPriorityClass.

Double-click the newly created CpuPriorityClass Dword, and then in a new window, make sure the radix is ​​16-digit and set the value to 3.


If all the procedures were carried out correctly, the error should not bother you anymore. In this case, only the lack of optimization can cause a bug. The video game came out almost a finished product, with a lot of “raw” places. Therefore, the developers regularly post updates and all kinds of patches. If none of the options helped you – in this case, you will need to wait for the update to be released and start the game again. Many gamers who have encountered this error are discussing on the forums – to switch to Win10 or to wait? It is worth noting that Windows 10 is perfectly optimized for the game, so all important libraries are correctly recognized and work. And the talk that OS 10 “eats up resources and memory” are just unconfirmed rumors!

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