There are a few solutions that worked, according to players online. On Reddit, one user detailed how they fixed their problem. First, you need to find “Apex Legends” in Steam and right-click into game properties. From there, browse local files and look for “Easy Anti-Cheat launcher” and right-click into that file’s properties. From there, go to compatibility and choose to run that file as an administrator, which might resolve your issue.
Players can also attempt to reinstall “Apex Legends” on Steam, which might help the problem. However, multiple Reddit users believe that this error could be caused by the latest Steam update and not an update for “Apex Legends.” If this is the case, reinstalling the game might not solve the problem. If the issue persists, users may need to wait for a Steam update again or download “Apex Legends” from EA’s PC launcher until the issue is fixed. At the time of writing, Respawn Entertainment has not publicly acknowledged the error.