- Apex Legends players on PS5 are currently unable to access the game due to a glitch caused by the premature downloading of the Season 20 update.
- Respawn Entertainment has not yet resolved the problem, but players can still play the game by downloading the PS4 version on their PS5 and switching to the PS5 version once the update officially launches.
- It’s unclear why some PS5 users received the update early, but the developer is working on resolving the issue and hopefully the rest of the season will proceed without further problems.
Some Apex Legends players are unable to play the game. Developer Respawn Entertainment has yet to resolve the problem, which appears to have been caused by PlayStation 5s prematurely downloading Apex Legends’ Season 20 update. Fortunately, there is a workaround that should get players back into the game.
The free-to-play battle royale hero shooter launched in 2019, with Apex Legends’ Season 20: Breakout beginning February 13. The new season’s main attraction is the introduction of Legend Upgrades. This new in-match progression system allows players to upgrade their Legends by collecting a resource called EVO from various actions and by finding EVO Harvesters scattered around the maps and EVO Cashes as a rare loot item. It also introduces the new Thunderdome Map, which sees Legends battling in the arena of a packed stadium.
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Unfortunately, something went wrong with the PS5 version of the Season 20 update. Several players have reported a problem where they cannot access the game due to a lack of available servers. According to a tweet from Respawn Entertainment, the new version of Apex Legends wasn’t supposed to launch until around 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 13. However, some PS5s downloaded the update early, preventing players from logging into the game. According to Respawn, the problem should resolve itself once the update goes live for everyone.
Apex Legends Update Glitch Workaround
While that’s definitely an inconvenience, PS5 players can access Apex Legends by downloading the game’s PS4 version. Players who previously played the game on PS4 can change versions by opening the PlayStation Store on PS5 and searching for Apex Legends. After selecting the game, players should click on the “…” icon and choose the “Selection Version” option. Then, players should select and install the version labeled “PS4.”
PlayStation 5 users who do not own the game on PS4 will first need to log into the PlayStation Store from their PC using the same account they use on the PS5. They should then search for the PS4 version of Apex Legends and add it to their library. Once they own the PS4 version, they will need to go through the same steps as players who already own the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Both groups can switch back to the PlayStation 5 version after the Season 20 update officially goes live.
It’s unclear why some PS5 users got the update early, though it’s definitely an inauspicious launch for the newest season of Apex Legends. Hopefully, the rest of the season goes off without additional hitches.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game made by Respawn. In this shooter, players take up the mantle of a Legend — one of the playable characters — and form a squad with other players. The game is set in the same universe as the Titanfall series and the two franchises have had many crossovers.
- February 4, 2019
- Electronic Arts
- Battle Royale , First-Person Shooter
- T for Teen: Blood, Violence