Apex Legends

Fix Apex Legends Code Wheel Error

Fix Apex Legends Code Wheel Error

Lately, a lot of players are getting the code wheel error during the Genesis event. The error is mostly occurring in ranked matches but can also occur in other mdoes. This is most likely due to a server problem and not your system. The game currently catering to a large number of players, more than usual, which is causing server faults.

Connection to the server timed out, but instead of code: leaf, or shoe players are getting the code: wheel error. Everything about the Apex Legends Code Wheel error is similar to the code leaf error. While we do not have a confirmation from Respawn Entertainment about the error, it seems to arise due to the same reason, where the connection of the user has timed out. The error code is frustrating as it would stop you amidst a good match and disconnect you from the server. You will not be able to continue with the game. Fortunately, there are a few solutions you can try to fix the Apex Legends error code Wheel. Keep scrolling to know more.


How to Fix Apex Legends Code Wheel Error

The Apex Legends code: wheel error with the message “Connection to server timed out” usually appears after a recent update or patch. Under most circumstances, the wheel error is due to a server glitch and not a client-side problem. However, an internet problem on the client end can also result in an error.

While reports of the wheel error at this time are very sparse, it was a major problem about a year back and EA has since worked to resolve the issue on their end. When you get the error, the first place to look is Downdetector. Check if other players are getting the error as well. If the error is widespread, the problem is on the EA server-end and there is nothing you can do other than wait for the devs to patch the issue as soon as possible. However, if only a few players are getting the Wheel error, the problem could be with your network hardware or internet connection and you need to fix it.  

If the issue is on your end and a majority of players are non-affected, here are some things you can try to fix Apex Legends Code Wheel error.

  1. The simplest solution for the error is to restart the system and the game. Often times that’s enough to resolve the issue.
  2. If restarting did not do the trick, restart the router or modem.
  3. Ping Google to ensure the problem is not with your connection. In order to ping, press Windows Key + R and type ping google.com -t, hit Enter. If you get “request timed out,” you need to get in touch with the ISP and request them to fix the problem.
  4. Try playing the game using your mobile internet or switch to another ISP.
  5. Perform a speed test to ensure the connection is stable and the ping not too high. 
  6. Change the servers of the game. Choose the server with 0% Packet Loss and the lowest ping.
  7. Finally, flush the DNS on your PC.

Performing one or all the steps can potentially fix the Apex Legends code: wheel error “Connection to server timed out.” If the solutions do not work or you have a better solution, fire away in the comments.

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. I started gaming with a copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Since then, I have fallen in love with games with a particular inclination towards Call of Duty titles.


  1. Yeah having code wheel for 2 days. EA support told me I can do nothing but wait.
    What I did but didn’t work,
    1. Changed DNS to google, Cloudflare, my isp DNS
    2. Downloaded the full game to origin still getting code wheel.
    3. Repair game
    4. use VPN like ExitLag, Express
    5. disable antivirus firewall ( don’t know why i did that but still didn’t work ).
    6. reboot router and pc like crazy
    7. open few ports to EA server ( found in google )

    few of my friends playing apex like normal but they are not facing the issue, only me ☹

    1. no I have the same issue same with my gf and some of her friends. They should fix it with the next patch.

  2. Im actually getting penalized because I’m getting thrown off. SMH

  3. No, its Apex servers, not your internet, got the code:wheel error literally all games for 2 days now, this game is broken af.

    1. Yes, the Wheel error is rampant right now. The issue has been acknowledged by the developers. A fix may come in a day or two at most.

  4. I have been playing on mobile internet for more than a year. Been getting the wheel error for a few days now. However, if I switch to my home wifi, i can play but not consistently as the net quality is bad. I have tried all the fixes and the only stable connection is my mobile internet.

    1. Maybe it has something to do with the ISP.

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