'Apex Legends' Down? Servers Not Working In U.S.

UPDATE (3:42 P.M.): That was quick! Shortly after posting about matchmaking problems on the Apex Legends servers, the game's official account has confirmed service has been restored:

UPDATE (3:36 P.M.): The official Apex Legends Twitter account has confirmed that the game is having connectivity problems.

Hey everyone, we are seeing that matchmaking is taking longer than it should and affecting all platforms. We are investigating now and will update with more info as we get it. Sorry for the issue!

— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) February 15, 2019

"Hey everyone, we are seeing that matchmaking is taking longer than it should and affecting all platforms. We are investigating now and will update with more info as we get it. Sorry for the issue!"

UPDATE (2:21 P.M.): Some users are reporting on social media that Salt Lake City servers for Apex Legends are still connecting players to the network. To do so, you'll need to access an Apex Legends accessibility setting called "Data Centers." Here's how:

PS4/Xbox One: Wait two minutes at the title screen, after which accessibility settings will appear. Enter and then exit the accessibility settings screen and click in the right stick (R3).

PC: Wait a minute on the title screen after startup. Press the escape button, then cancel out. The Data Center options will now appear at the bottom of the screen.

Again, we haven't been able to test or verify this fix with teh current Apex Legends server outage.

Go to the first menu when you open the game then wait a minute or so. When you click accessibility options then close it you should be able to open the data center

— Aiden Conklin (@AidenConklin4) February 15, 2019

From the developers of Titanfall 2, and set in the same universe Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game and hero shooter, part-Fortnite, part-Overwatch. Apex Legends was an instant hit, when it dropped on February 4. Apex Legends now has more than 25 million players. On Friday, many of those millions had connectivity troubles, suggesting Apex Legends servers may be down.

Is Apex Legends Down?

Apex Legends is down for many players on Xbox One, PC and PS4. Servers for Apex Legends are down, according to over a thousand reports logged to DownDetector.com from across the United States. 70 percent are reporting problems with connecting to the network in Apex Legends.

The cause of the Apex Legends outage is currently unknown. The most recent patch to the game, version 2.13, was released on February 13 and added banner badges and Valentine's Day items. Perhaps it was romance that caused the down time outage.

People on social media have also noted the outage.

@PlayApex this has been going on for about 20 minutes, had the same issue on PC pic.twitter.com/OrRlsRTW68

— RoGamer128 (@RoGamer128) February 15, 2019

@PlayApex servers down again? What is this

— Baemax (@sensei_stanza) February 15, 2019

@PlayApex servers down again? What is this

— Baemax (@sensei_stanza) February 15, 2019

When Will Apex Legends Be Back Up?

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment hasn't yet updated any of their social media accounts, so we don't yet know how long it will be until Apex Legends servers are back. We will update this article as Respawn progresses on a fix to the Apex Legends servers and ending the downtime.

Since the Apex Legends down time has yet to be noted by Respawn, it might be worth it to check your own connection.

Here's what Sony recommends you do if you're playing Apex Legends on your PS4:

  1. Check your cables, make sure ethernet cable is secure in NETWORK connector.
  2. Check the status of the PlayStation Network.
  3. Check your internet connection.

Apex Legends is free-to-play and available now for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Hopefully the servers are up soon.