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Apex Legends: How to fix high CPU usage bug after Genesis event update

Apex Legends PC players have been facing a bug that results in high CPU usage since the Genesis Collection event, and here's what you can do to fix it.
Apex Legends: How to fix high CPU usage bug after Genesis event update

Ever since the recent Apex Legends Genesis Collection event update released, a CPU bug has been causing problems for players. The event was scheduled to bring a prize track, new cosmetics, as well as a new heirloom, but it seems to have included more.

For now, the issue seems to be limited to PC players and it's a bug causing higher than usual CPU utilization, which has resulted in major problems including game crashes.

There is no word from game developers on the bug as of now, so here's what you can do in the meantime to fix the issue.


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Steps to fix high CPU usage in Apex Legends

While game developers Respawn Entertainment are yet to comment on the issue, there are always basic fixes that are worth trying. Here's what you should try if you're experiencing a high CPU usage error.

  • Restart the game
  • Restart your console
  • Re-connect to your internet
  • Run the game as an administrator
  • Clear origins cache
  • Repair Apex Legends
  • Delete the game and re-install

Make sure to check back with our Apex Legends tab for further updates surrounding the Genesis Collection event and other potential bug fixes.