Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero shooter game, released in 2019 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Lately, several Apex Legends players reported they while they try to launch the game, they encountered “Apex Legends Launch Error 23”. The error code appeared with the message “Game client encountered an application error (Error code: 23) and kept them from launching the game. The said error is mainly reported in the Windows 10 version.

The Apex Legends Launch Error 23 (error code 23) can occur for several reasons, including an Outdated GPU driver, Corrupted Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Pack, due to the temporary files affecting the game’s stability or conflict between some third-party programs. Anyway, after understanding all the causes, we have compiled some sure solutions below to help you to avoid the said error. Let’s see them in detail.

Fixes: Apex Legends Launch Error 23

Fix 1: Update GPU Driver:

If your GPU driver is outdated or corrupted, then you will see the Apex Legends Launch Error 23″ before you arrive at the main menu screen. In this scenario, you need to update your GPU driver to get rid of the said error. For doing so, follow the steps given below,

  • Firstly, in the desktop search bar, type’ device manager’ and select the first result from the search list. Now the Device Manager window will open for you.update driver
  • Then inside the Device Manager window, locate Display adapters and double-click over it to expand that option.
  • Now the GPU driver from the list you want to update, right-click over it and select Update driver from the drop-down menu. (You only need to update the dedicated GPU.)
  • On the next screen, you need to select Search Automatically for updated driver software. Then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process. Once done, restart your system and check the said error is resolved or not.
Note: In some instances, the Device Manager fails to find the latest GPU version; in such cases, you can use the proprietary software designed by the graphics card’s manufacturer to update the GPU driver.

Fix 2: Reinstall the Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Pack:

As per some suffered users, reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Pack helped them to resolve the “Apex Legends Launch Error 23” issue. At times, some sort of corruption affects some local dependencies required to launch Apex Legends; thus, you will meet with the said error. Here you need to reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Pack to avoid this error. For doing so, follow the steps given below,  

  • Firstly, press Windows + R  altogether to launch the Run dialog box, then type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the text box and click on OK.Settings
  • Then inside the newly opened, Programs and Features window, scroll down and find the local installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Package. If you are using the 64-bit version of Windows, you can see two Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist installations. Pack
Note: If you couldn’t find two installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redist. Package from the list, then you need to click on the Publisher listing to arrange the list according to their publisher.
  • If you find both listings, right-click on both of them, select Uninstall button, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process.
  • Once done, restart your system.
  • Then once the system starts again, launch your browser and go to the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 download page.
  • There you need to select the language first, then click on the Download button.
  • You need to download the installer for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and click on Next.
  • The download process gets completed; double-click on both installers and install it on your system.

Now relaunch the game and check whether the said error persists or not.

Fix 3: Clean Temporary Files:

Sometimes, excess temporary files on your system may trigger the “Apex Legends Launch Error 23” issue. These temporary files will use up a lot of space on your disk and cause your system to malfunction. To avoid this problem, follow the steps below to clean up temporary files,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to open the Run dialog box.
  • Then inside the text box, type %temp% and then click on OK.%temp%
  • Now, select all the temporary files in the newly opened window by pressing Ctrl+ A, then right-click on the selected files and press the Delete option from the drop-down menu.
  • Once all the selected temporary files are deleted, restart your system and check for the said error.

Fix 4: Verify your Game Files:

If the game files are corrupted or damaged, the “Apex Legends Launch Error 23” issue will appear on your screen. The best solution here is to check and repair your game files quickly. To do so, follow the steps below,

The steps may vary depending on the game client.

For Origin:

  • Firstly, run Origin and navigate to the game Library.repair
  • Then right-click over Apex Legends and then select the option Repair Game.
  • Now let the repair process complete on its own; it may take a while.
  • Once the process gets completed, check for the said error.

For Steam:

  • Firstly, search and select Apex Legends in your Library.
  • Then right-click over the game icon and select its Properties.
  • Then select LOCAL FILES and select the Verify integrity of game files option from the menu.
  • Steam will start the scanning process; once they find damaged or missing files, Steam will automatically repair them.
  • Once done, check for improvement.

Fix 5: Reinstall the Game:

If all the above fixes failed to resolve the”Apex Legends Launch Error 23″ issue in your case, then you can try to reinstall the game application. Some users reported that while reinstalling the Apex Legends helped them to get rid of the said error. Hence, we also recommend the same. For doing so, follow the steps given below,

To reinstall on Origin:

  • Firstly, launch Origin and go to the game Library.
  • Then select Apex Legends, right-click over it, and click Uninstall option. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the game.
  • After the uninstallation process, restart your Origin client.
  • Now again, open the game libraryright-click over Apex Legends and click on the Download option.
  • Hereafter, you will never see the said error.

To reinstall on Steam:

  • Firstly, launch Steam and go to the Library.
  • Locate Apex Legends, right-click over it and select Manage, then click on the Uninstall option.
  • When the game is completely removed from the system, restart your Steam client.
  • Now again, open the Steam Library and search for Apex Legendsright-click on it, and select the Install option.

Though these are all about Apex Legends Launch Error 23 on Windows 10 issue and its solutions. However, we hope this article helped you to resolve the said error. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please comment in the comment box below.