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Apex Legends servers are recovering after a Season 9 player surge

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Update: Some players are now reporting that they can sign in and play matches hours after servers Apex Legends servers initially went down. That said, you may have a problem trying to unlock any new Legends or view their cosmetics. The entire 'Legends' tab is still greyed out for me, as is the Marketplace section.

Respawn says these services are starting to come back online too, so keep on trying if you're still experiencing issues.

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Original story: If you're struggling to get past the main menu to try out all the cool stuff in Apex Legends Season 9 (opens in new tab), you're not alone. Servers appear to be down all over the place at the moment, but Respawn says it's on the case.

"We're working through some service issues in @playapex at the moment due to high demand," reads Respawn's latest tweet (opens in new tab). "We're on top of it and will get players into games as quickly as we can!" 

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There's no ETA quite yet on when servers will recover, but hopefully "as quickly as we can" is a matter of minutes and not hours. Maybe I'm not helping but repeatedly closing and launching the game hoping for something to change, though pretty much every Apex streamer is doing the same hopeful cycle. 

The last time I tried to get in, the game finally triggered the Season 9 Legacy cutscene before promptly telling me there were "no servers found." Kind of an eerie way to put it, EA.

This is hardly an isolated problem for big battle royale games. Recently, Call of Duty: Warzone suffered from clogged servers during its scheduled nuke event—we couldn't even participate for the first 90 minutes.

Morgan Park
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Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.