Encountering Apex Legends' Update stuck on preparing error is always discouraging, moreso if it happens at the start of a brand new Season. But is there a fix for it?
Here's everything we know about Apex Legends' Update stuck on preparing error, what it means that whether or not there's a fix for it.
Apex Legends Update Stuck on Preparing Error
The Update stuck on preparing error renders it impossible to download an update required to play Apex Legends. You don't need to be a detective to figure out why that's bad.
While we're not sure if the issue has something to do with the game's files or servers, there are a few potential fixes you can try.
A simple fix that seems to have worked for multiple Apex Legends players involves canceling the update, right-clicking on the game in Origin, then selecting Repair.
Completing the repair process should make the Update stuck on preparing error go away.
If that doesn't work, publisher EA recommends clearing the cache as a potential solution. To do so, you can follow the detailed steps on its support site.
If the fixes above don't solve Apex Legends' Update stuck on preparing error, you could also consider disabling your anti-virus or firewall for the duration of the update.
Did you get rid of the pesky error using a different method? Let us know in the comments below.
Apex Legends is out now on PC, Xbox One an PS4.