Apex Legends players encounter different errors from time to time, and one of them is the Engine error.

In this ONE Esports guide, we’ll walk you through the process of fixing the Apex Legends Engine error. 

This error can pop up for anyone, even if they have the latest components installed in their system. However, while its name sounds daunting, it can be fixed easily.

What causes the Engine error in Apex Legends?

The Apex Legends Engine error can appear if there is something wrong with your graphics drivers. There could be other reasons too, such as incorrect graphics settings. 

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The error appears in different forms, and so far, we’ve spotted three versions.

  • Engine Error 0X887A0006 – DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG
  • Engine Error CreateTexture2D
  • Engine Error CreateShaderResourceView

How to fix Apex Legends Engine error

Disable Spot Shadows

The quickest way to fix this issue is by disabling Spot Shadows from the graphics settings. This specific setting has been causing the Engine error to appear, especially for Nvidia GPUs.

It will be also wise to temporarily disable every shadows-related setting, just to stay on the safe side. 

How to fix Apex Legends engine error -- graphics settings
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Update your graphics drivers

If you’re playing Apex Legends on outdated GPU drivers, then you’re bound to run into different issues, including the Engine error.

So, go to the official website of your GPU’s manufacturer and download the latest version of the drivers from there.

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Alternatively, depending on your GPU, you can use the Nvidia GeForce Experience app or AMD Radeon Software for the same purpose.

Repair the game files

If the game files are corrupt or missing, you’ll constantly run into the Engine error in Apex Legends. Thankfully, the files can be repaired or replaced easily on Steam and Origin.

On Steam, go to your library and right-click on Apex Legends. Access its Properties, click on Installed Files, and then select ‘Verify integrity of game files.’

How to fix Apex Legends engine error -- verify integrity of game files
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On Origin, click on the Gear icon next to the play button and select ‘Repair.’

That concludes our guide on fixing the Apex Legends Engine error.

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