How To Fix Apex Legends Error: "Engine Error 0x887a0006 "

Apex Legends, like all massive multiplayer games, suffers from a few recurring bugs. Here's how to fix "Engine Error 0x887a0006".
Engine Error 0x887a0006
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We're not talking about anything fun today like new Legends, new Heirlooms, or new maps. Nope, we're talking about boring old bugs. And specifically, we're talking about the "Engine Error 0x887a0006" bug, the one that blocks you from even getting into the game to start playing. It's annoying, and it's recurring, but it's also solvable. Here's how to fix this bug.


What Causes The Engine Error 0x887a0006?

Engine Error 0x887a0006 occurs when the game fails to launch for one of three reasons: the launcher doesn't have administrative rights, your GPU is overclocked (which Apex doesn't like), or the game files have been corrupted. Luckily, all of these issues can be resolved by the user, and so we aren't relying on EA to deploy a patch. It won’t be as easy to fix this error as simply closing the game and reopening it, but with our guide, it should be simple enough for all users.

How Do You Fix The "Engine Error 0x887a0006" Error?

To solve "Engine Error 0x887a0006" perform the following steps to ensure you've given the client administrative rights, your GPU isn't overclocked, and your game files have been repaired. Check whether you can get into Apex Legends after each stage.

Give Apex Administrative Rights

  1. Locate the Apex Legends .exe file and right-click it, select "Properties".
  2. From this window go to the "Compatibility" tab.
  3. Check the box marked "Run this program as an administrator".
  4. Try to re-launch Apex Legends.

Return Your GPU To Stock Frequencies

  1. Go to the "Control Panel" and select "System".
  2. Select "Device Manager" from the "System" window.
  3. In "Device Manager", open up the "Display Adapters" dropdown list,
  4. From the list, right-click your graphics card and select "Properties".
  5. Select "Update Driver" from the "Drivers" tab and this should reset your GPU to factory settings.
  6. Try to re-launch Apex Legends.

Repair The Game Files

  1. Go into your Origin library and locate Apex Legends.
  2. Right-click Apex Legends and select "Repair"
  3. Try to re-launch Apex Legends.

If none of the above works, then you've got to go to DEFCON 1 and delete then re-install Apex Legends. But hopefully these methods work first.

Okay, gang, that's all there is to say about the "Engine Error 0x887a0006" error. Hopefully, you found it useful, and you can get back to enjoying your favorite Battle Royale.