Apex Legends: Fix Slow Download, Progress Stuck on Origin

Last Updated on January 26, 2022

If you are facing slow downloading issues in the new season of Apex Legends, then this article is for you.

Whenever there’s a new update, Apex devs manage to fix a few problems and break some at the same time. Many users from time to time have reported issues related to slow downloads on Origin and Steam. For some users, the download won’t progress at all.

Similar to every AAA game, Apex is also plagued with a huge number of problems even today. Every time a new map is announced performance issues start coming up, devs have to push multiple updates to fix the game. This season players have been facing multiple problems like users being unable to hear footsteps, performance issues and FPS drops in the new map.

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Apex Legends: Fix Slow Download, Progress Stuck

Restart your client

There can be multiple reasons why your game client might have become unresponsive. In this case, if you feel like that’s the case, just restart the client and try downloading the update again.

Pause and Resume the Download

Sounds like a very basic solution, but this works most of the time. On Origin, you will find this very helpful.

Use dev options (For Origin)

Users from India normally don’t get full download speeds on Origin. I am not sure whether this is an ISP issue or something related to the delivery network of Origin. I have a 300 Mbps connection, normally I should get 30MB/s speed, but I only get 4-5MB/s, which is weird. To fix this:

  • Right click on your desktop > New > Text Document
  • Open the txt file and paste this
[connection]
EnvironmentName=production[Feature]
CdnOverride=akamai
  • Click on File > Save As
  • Change the file type to All files
  • Name the file “EACore.ini” and save the file on your Desktop
  • Launch Origin.

Apex Legends Download Stuck on Steam

Here are two things that you can do to fix this:

Download Stuck on Steam

There can be two reasons why your download could be stuck. Your game files are being patched, if you look closely the download speed will be at 0, but your disk usage will be higher, this means that your game is downloading just fine. You just need to wait.

Slow Download Speed

You can try switching your download region from the Steam settings to fix this issue:

  • Go to Steam Settings > Downloads Tab
  • Under Download Region, try switching from US/Singapore
  • Remove any download resrictions if there are any

These are all the things that you can do if you are facing any problems. Comment below if you need any help.

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