Fix Apex Legends Client Not Running Anti-Cheat Error – Failed the Anti-cheat

 Fix Apex Legends Client Not Running Anti-Cheat Error – Failed the Anti-cheat

In the last few years, developers have put an anti-cheat system in their gaming system. If you are not aware of this software, it is designed to prevent players from gaining unfair advantages from software hooks in online games, third-party tools, etc. Apex Legends also continues to use Easy Anti-Cheat which is one of the popular and widely used services used by many other triple-A titles such as Dead by Daylight, Fortnite, and Rust among others.

But unfortunately, this feature sometimes causes several issues even for non-cheaters. Lately, many players are experiencing a client not running an anti-cheat error. The exact error message reads – “The client is not running the anti-cheat, or has failed the anti-cheat authentication”. Players have no idea about this error and they are looking for a quick solution so that they can enjoy the game smoothly. Go through this guide and learn how you can fix it with some simple and quick workarounds.

How to Fix Apex Legends Client Not Running Anti-Cheat Error – Failed the Anti-cheat

There are several possible reasons why you are running into the “The client is not running the anti-cheat or has failed the anti-cheat authentication” error. However, system drivers and outdated windows versions are among the main causes of this particular error. Thankfully, there are potential solutions you can try to fix this error.

1. Foremost, make sure your Windows and system drivers both are updated to the latest version. As we have said, outdated versions can create multiple errors in the game including “client not running anti-cheat error”.

2. To fix this error, we next recommend running the game as an administrator. For this:

– Press Win + S keys on your keyboard and open up the Search tool

– Then enter Apex Legends, right-click on it and select Open File location

– Next, right-click on the game exe and select Properties

– Click on the Compatibility tab and then select the “Run this program as an administrator” and then select Disable fullscreen optimizations option

– Lastly, click on Apply, then press Ok, and check if the error persists.

3. The next solution we suggest is to make sure that the game as well as Easy Anti-Cheat are white-listed in your firewall and antivirus apps. If you have not given privileges to both of them, it might create several issues including the “client not running anti-cheat” error.

4. One of the reasons why you are receiving this error message is that the Anti-Cheat is not installed correctly. If it has any corrupted or missing files, it will not run properly. If that is the case, try verifying the integrity of game files to fix this error. For this:

– Launch Steam and go to Library

– Right-click on Apex Legends and click on “Properties”

– Select Local Files and then select “Verify integrity of game files”

– Once the scanning is done, try launching the game and the error should be eliminated

That’s everything we have covered to fix Apex Legends client not running anti-cheat error.

Also check – How to fix Apex Legends error code 100 EA sign-in error.

Prasiddh Thakkar

I am a trainee at QM Games.

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