One frustrating error that has been plaguing Apex Legends fans for years is the server shutting down” internal error which kicks them from the game. Here’s how you can fix this problem.
Apex Legends Season 10 has brought a plethora of new content to explore, but it also came with a few problems. The new Legend Seer has been nerfed for being overpowered, and Octane is facing audio issues.
One common problem that has been plaguing Apex Legends players since the battle royale first launched is the “server shutting down” internal error which kicks them from the game.
How to fix “server shutting down” internal server error in Apex Legends
As you can guess by the name, encountering this error means that an exception occurred on the Apex Legends server that was not handled or resulted in the game not being able to recover.
So, connected players are disconnected from the game and receive that message. Afterward, it restarts itself with the same codebase, so the issue could repeat itself. You won’t be able to join a game until the problem is fixed.
If you’re eager to hop back into a match, then there are a few different workarounds that you could try out.
Check the Apex Legends servers status
If you are getting the “server shutting down” internal server error message before getting kicked from a game, then it’s probably an issue with the servers that developers will need to fix up.
Although the servers have been fairly stable since Season 10 launched, you may still encounter this problem. Luckily, we have a great way for you to check the Apex Legends server status.
You’ll need to be patient and refresh the server status every few minutes to see if they’re back online yet. Hopefully, the issue will be resolved soon enough, and you’ll be able to hop back into a match soon.
Check your Internet connection
While the “server shutting down” internal server error message probably means that the issue is on the developers’ side, you will want to make sure that the problem isn’t with your device’s connection.
Check your connection status in Settings, and if you’re not properly connected then you might need to reset your Internet device. Once the connection’s back up, you’ll be able to play again.
Make sure you have the latest Apex Legends update
Sometimes, errors like this can be caused by a bug that came with the last patch of Apex Legends. When this happens, Respawn often implements a fix through a new update patch.
You can check for updates on the Apex Legends page in the store, but you probably won’t have to, as the game will notify you. You might have an update queued that you need to download.
It might not have downloaded right away due to your connectivity issues or because your storage is full. If it’s the latter, then you’ll have to manually remove anything unimportant that’s taking up space on your device.
That covers all the different ways that you can fix the “server shutting down” internal server error in Apex Legends. Be sure to also check out how to fix the Apex Legends Loading and Compiling Shaders problem.
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How to get Apex Legends 20 kill badge: Tips & Tricks
The Apex Legends 20 kill badge is difficult to obtain, but we’ve got some great tips and tricks that just might help you on your journey.
Respawn’s battle royale has many badges for players to obtain, but possibly the most difficult to gain is the Apex Legends 20 kill badge. Here are our tips and tricks to improve your chances.
Having said that, whether you are new to the game or not, you may be aware of the many badges players can gain for each Legend. The Apex Legends 20 kill badge is possibly the most sought-after badge, and these tips and tricks might help you get it.
How to get Apex Legends 20 kill badge
In order to get the 20 kill badge, players must rack up 20 kills in a single battle royale match. Unfortunately, players cannot gain the 20 kill badge in Arenas, but it would be a pretty big achievement if you got that number of kills in the 3v3 mode.
You may think that only Apex Predators and Masters are good enough to get this kind of badge. However, in reality, it takes time and patience to get the 20 kill badge, as well as a little bit of luck.
Here are our tips and tricks for getting the Apex Legends 20 kill badge.
Just getting a victory can be demanding some days in Apex Legends, but the key to reaching your goals and getting something like the 20 kill badge is being patient. Although this isn’t necessarily a gameplay tip, having a mentality of taking your time and working to achieve something can also be applied to your gameplay.
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For example, if you’re off to a good start in a match and have picked up some kills off the drop, stay patient and don’t start losing composure. Work out how many enemies are left alive, figure out a plan to eliminate the number of enemies you need, and stick with it.
Similarly to being patient, players will also have to be persistent on their journey to getting the 20 kill badge. Not every match will have the same opportunities, some games will end early, and the chance to get 20 kills may be distant after the first round.
Some games will be different and have an abundance of players right up until the final circles. Just stay persistent and don’t give up. That perfect lobby will come.
Sometimes dropping hot may give you the best chance of obtaining the 20 kill badge, especially if you get off to a good start and survive the chaos. However, sometimes it’s best to drop strategically, get the loot you need, and push the areas you know players will be fighting.
No fill or find a teammate to assist
The worst thing that can happen is for you to be close to your 20 kill badge, and some random teammates swoop in, taking the final kills you need to reach the goal.
You can avoid this by simply unticking “Fill Teammates” in the lobby, allowing you to play games as a solo. Or, you can equally get one of your friends to help you obtain the badge by asking them to assist you, doing damage to enemies but so that you can still get the kills.
Hopefully, these tips can help you get the Apex Legends 20 kill badge. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, so keep trying!
For more Apex Legends, check out our article on how the rank reset works for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues.
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How to make Apex Legends’ R-301 Carbine in Warzone
Here’s how you can make the incredibly popular and powerful Apex Legends R-301 Carbine Assault Rifle in Warzone.
Many players who enjoy Apex Legends also like to indulge in Warzone and vice versa. So, if you’re a Warzone player wanting to represent a bit of Apex in your play, then hop into some games with this wacky R-301 Carbine loadout in Verdansk.
There’s been a lot of back and forth between Apex and Warzone with many players crossing over to Respawn Entertainment’s shooter – including NICKMERCS.
But a method has been found that allows Warzone players to capture some of the Apex magic by wielding a unique loadout that is reminiscent of the R-301 Carbine from Apex Legends.
Apex Legends R-301 Carbine in Call of Duty: Warzone
Apex players will know that the R-301 Assault Rifle is one of the best weapons in the game as it’s got a lot of the R-99’s speed and hits as hard as a Flatline or a Rampage.
It turns out that the R-301 Carbine is not limited to Apex Legends though, as the Season 10 favorite can also be created in Warzone too.
It’s not a perfect recreation, but thanks to a post in the MWLoadouts subreddit, one user was able to create something that would make you look twice.
Warzone “Apex Legends R-301 Carbine” ISO SMG loadout
- Barrel: FSS Nightshade
- Optic: G.I Mini Reflex
- Stock: FORGE Tac Stalker
- Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
- Rear Grip: FTAC Elite ISO Grip
Aesthetically speaking, this loadout certainly does make the ISO SMG look like the R-301 and would be a perfect body double for it.
Is it going to be the most practical loadout in the world to earn you lots of Warzone dubs? Probably not.
At the end of the day, this loadout is going to be a bit of fun for you to use, it’s something different, and whilst it’s not one of Warzone’s best guns in the game, it adds some welcome novelty to the game.
Also, check out how to check your Warzone lobby difficulty.
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Apex Legends Ranked: How does rank reset work?
For those wondering how Apex Legends rank reset works in ranked splits, we’ve got all the details covered for you so you know all of the info.
Apex Legends has a great ranked system that is split over two periods, for those unsure as to how your rank is reset over these periods, here’s how it works.
Apex Legends Season 10 has been a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of the player experience. The content has been great, with the most recent Evolution Collection Event introducing loads of new cosmetics and even a Rampart Town Takeover on World’s Edge.
Having said that, the servers have been inconsistent and due to the issues, the first ranked split for this season was extended.
For those new to the popular battle royale, or perhaps just new to the Ranked Leagues, here’s how the Apex Legends rank reset works once the split is over.
Apex Legends Season 10’s first ranked split is about to end, with the first split being played on World’s Edge, the second split will take players back to Kings Canyon.
For more information on Apex Legends Ranked Leagues, check out our article on the recent changes. Now, Let’s get into exactly how Apex Legends rank reset works
How does rank reset work in Apex Legends?
Since Apex Legends Season 3, Respawn has split the ranked season into two halves, each spanning one and half months.
At the end of the first split, players will experience a “soft reset” for the second half of the ranked season, which sees their rank reduced by 1.5 tiers.
That means if you ended the first split in Gold II, you will see an Apex Legends rank reset to Silver IV when the second ranked split begins.
Apex Predators, which is the players in the top rank, will be reset to Platinum II, so be wary at the start of the split if you make your way to Platinum fast, you’ll be up against some tough competition.
That’s all on how rank reset works in Apex Legends Ranked Leagues. For more, check out our article on the Apex Legends Mobile Team Deathmatch mode possibly coming to console and PC.
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