How to Fix Apex Crashing After FF VII Event Update

There might actually be a way to escape from crash purgatory...

Jenova has hit the Apex Games, and a huge portion of the player population is experiencing some technical difficulties. Here’s how to fix Apex Legends crashing after the Final Fantasy 7 (FFVII) event update.

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How to Fix Apex Crashing After FF VII Event Update

If you’ve been dying to hit to smack your fellow legends with a buster sword only for the game to crash, you’re not alone. Since the Final Fantasy VII Update was released on January 9, PC players have been plagued with crashes.

Fortunately, we have a solution to the Final Fantasy VII Event Update crashes on the PC.

  • Restart your PC.
  • Hit the hotkey that lets you access BIOS.
    • Usually, the hotkey button is DEL, F10, or F12. But you may need to check your motherboard manufacturer instructions if it’s not.
  • Access your CPU settings.
  • Search for Intel AES-NI.
  • Enable AES-NI.
  • Save and exit.
  • Restart your PC.

This solution has worked for several players. However, it’s not a guarantee. On the Apex Legends Dev Tracker, there is currently a Trello card for PC crashing with DX 12 and older Intel CPUs. So, if this doesn’t work for you, rest assured that the dev team at Respawn is aware of it and actively working towards solutions.

Solutions that don’t seem to have worked include reinstalling the game, restarting the PC, repairing files, and formatting the hard drives.

And it’s likely that we’ll see a fix faster than usual, as this is a pretty major collaboration between Respawn Entertainment and Square Enix. After all, how are we going to get that $300 One-Winged Angel Death Box if we can’t spend money on the game?

About the Author

Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms