Apex Legends Server Status | Are The Apex Servers Down?

Don't worry, this time, it isn't you or your connection. The Apex servers are down, and here's when you can expect them to come back online.
Server Down Apex
Loba just wants to get back into Arenas. | © EA

So, you wanted to fire up Apex and saw an error connecting to server message instead? It's an awful situation to find yourself in, but you've come to the right place. We'll answer all your questions: Why are the Apex servers down? When will we finally be able to play again? And can you do anything on your end to fix the problem?


Are The Apex Legends Servers Down?

Is this a you problem or a server problem?

[Update May 25]

The servers are inconsistent right now, with thousands of users reporting outages but other still able to get online.

Right now, it's an official server problem. This is good news in a way because it means there's nothing to fix, but it does also mean there's not much more you can do besides waiting for them to fix it.

If you continue to have problems connecting to the servers, we have some troubleshooting tips for you below.


How To Check If The Apex Legend Servers Are Down?

For your future reference, you can always check the official support channels to know when there's a planned server outage.

Obviously, if it's an accidental server outage, then they won't make it obvious ahead of time on their social channels. Return here instead.


What To Do If You Can't Connect To The Apex Servers

If you can't connect to the Apex servers, but also can't find any indication that the servers are down, the problem is probably on your end. In this case, follow the steps below:

Check If Apex Is Up-To-Date

Incomplete updates or an outdated game can often lead to connection issues. So check your PC or console to make sure you have updated the latest version of Apex.

Check for updates on PC

  • Open Steam and go to Apex Legends in your library.
  • Right-click the game and go to "Properties..."
  • Click on "Updates".
  • Make sure the game is set to "Keep Updated".

Check for updates on PlayStation and Xbox

  • Go to your game's library.
  • Find Apex and click on "Options".
  • Click "Check for Update" on PlayStation or "Manage Game" → "Downloads" on Xbox.
This is how to check for updates
This is how to check for updates on PS5. | © Sony

Check Your Connection

Of course, the problem may simply be your internet connection. So the best thing to do is to restart your router and, if possible, connect your PC or console directly to the router via a LAN cable.

  • Unplug your router.
  • Wait a few seconds.
  • Plug the router back in.
  • Wait 5-10 minutes.
  • Restart Apex.


Where Are The Apex Servers Located?

Just because your local server is down, it doesn't necessarily mean they all are. Here are where the Apex Legends servers are located:

North America

USA

Salt Lake City
Oregon – GCE 1
Oregon – GCE 2
Oregon 1
Oregon 2
Saint Louis
Dallas
Lowa – GCE 1
Lowa – GCE 2
Lowa – GCE 3
Lowa – GCE 4
New York
South Carolina – GCE 1
South Carolina – GCE 2
South Carolina – GCE 3
Virginia 1
Virginia 2
South America
BrazilSao Paulo
Sao Paulo – GCE 1
Sao Paulo – GCE 2
Sao Paulo 1
Sao Paulo 2
Europe
UKLondon
NetherlandsAmsterdam
BelgiumBelgium – GCE 1
Belgium – GCE 2
Belgium – GCE 3
GermanyFrankfurt 1
Frankfurt 2
East Asia
Hong KongHong Kong
TaiwanTaiwan – GCE 1
Taiwan – GCE 2
JapanTokyo
Tokyo – GCE 1
Tokyo – GCE 2
Tokyo – GCE 3
Tokyo 1
Tokyo 2
Southeast Asia
SingaporeSingapore 1

Singapore – GCE 1

Singapore – GCE2
Asia Pacific
AustraliaSydney
Sydney – GCE 1
Sydney – GCE 2
Sydney 1
Sydney 2

That's all there is to say about this topic. If the Apex servers are down, maybe you can use the time to get the next-gen version downloaded?