If you are playing Apex Legends on PC and would like to know how to fix the red lag/prediction icon that appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen sometimes. This article will show you several different things you can do to solve the problem and get Apex Legends working without Prediction error issues.
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Apex Legends is one of the most popular, if not the most popular battle royale game currently on the market. It is a unique take on the battle royale genre and is exceptionally fun to play, though the skill gap in some modes can be highly frustrating. Although Apex legends had a lot of stability issues early on, they are pretty much gone, with the exception of some audio problems that still plague matches and voice chat.
Apart from that, the only other major problem is the lag/prediction errors that sometimes happen in games. You’ve probably seen the icon appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen from time to time which usually indicates some kind of a lag or server issue. Unlike a lot of other games, however, Apex prediction errors are quite annoying as they don’t give you much of an explanation as to what is going on. A lot of the time you can see this error whilst still having perfect connection stats. So how exactly do you solve this problem?
What is the Prediction error in Apex Legends?
As we mentioned above Prediction error in Apex Legends is the small red flashing icon that appears in the top right-hand corner. It primarily indicates a problem with game servers but doesn’t display these very well. Leaving most people thinking the error is on their end. For example, I have a 1GB connection and get a ping of 4 most of the time yet I still get this flashing error sometimes.
Before you do anything. Check Apex Legends Server Status.
Before you start any of the steps shown below, make sure you check the server status for Apex Legends. Apex servers are notorious for crashing due to heavy traffic, especially around new season starts. You can check server status using the link below.
How do you fix Connection error | Lag error | Prediction error in Apex Legends?
To begin, the first thing you need to do is restart your Internet modem/router. Once you have done this restart your computer and check to see if the problem has gone away. More often than not this will solve the problem for a decent amount of time. However, it can occasionally come back from time to time.
Manually choose the Apex Legends server you are playing on.
The best way to solve this problem is to switch the server that you are playing on. Apex Legends will automatically assign you the best server in your area. However, that isn’t always the actual best server for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes there are equally as good alternative servers without lag/prediction errors. Seeing as most people don’t even know this is possible we’ve created a separate guide on how to switch servers manually in Apex Legends.
How to Change Servers on Apex Legends. (Manually Choose Apex Legends Server)