Apex Legends Season 20 Download Stuck – Breakout Update

Apex Legends download stuck – Stuck while downloading the S20 or Breakout update in Apex Legends? Don’t worry; we got you.

Apex Legends Season 20 Download Stuck – Breakout Update

The Breakout or the Season 20 update dropped in Apex Legends just a while ago. The update has brought a ton of content to the game. From brand-new skins to various bug fixes, this huge update has it all.

A new ability system has been added. There is also a brand-new Season 20 Battle Pass. You can check out the full Season 20 patch notes here. It is now a known fact that every time an update comes to Apex Legends, it fixes a few things but also ends up breaking a few. The same thing is happening this time. Looks like a lot of players are unable to complete the update process. It is basically a bug where the download gets stuck at 98% on Origin, or gets completely stuck on Steam. This is actually happening to a lot of people, and even some Twitch streamers had to face this issue. So, is there a way to fix this?

How to fix the “download stuck” bug

Though the bug sounds pretty complex, the fix for it is very simple. A lot of users are restarting the download without knowing about the fix. Do not do that! Here is how to fix it:

  • Pause your Apex Legends Update on Steam, and wait for your download speed to hit 0. As soon as it does, resume the download.
  • If you are experiencing this issue on Origin or EA Play, then you can do the exact same thing there, as well. Pause the download, wait for the download speed and write speed to hit 0, and resume.
  • The second thing you can do is, restart Origin or Steam, or your entire PC (Funny how this works every time).

If that doesn’t work, here is another thing you can try:

  1. Type “Security” in the Windows Search bar.
  2. Open the Windows Security App, which should show up at the top.
  3. Click on “Virus & threat protection”, from the left.
  4. Under Virus & threat protection, click on ‘Manage settings’.
  5. Under Exclusions, click on Add or remove exclusions.
  6. Click on Add an exclusion.
  7. Select Folder.
  8. Add the steamapps folder.
  9. Pause the download on Steam.
  10. Start it again.
  11. If you are using Origin, add the folder where you install your Origin games, as well as the Origin folder from: C:\Program Files (x86)

And that is all you have to do. Just wait a few seconds, and your download with start again at full download speed.

Alternate method [For Origin users only]

  1. Create a new file on your desktop
  2. Paste this inside the document:
  3. It should look like this:
    EA Core - Preview
  4. Click on File, located on top-left
  5. Click on Save as
  6. Change “Save as type:” to All Files
  7. Name the file EACore.ini and save the file
  8. You should see a new file called EACore on your desktop
  9. Launch Origin via the Origin desktop icon
  10. Your download will start at full speed

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned in this article, then also you can comment below. We will try to come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on February 13, 2024

8 thoughts on “Apex Legends Season 20 Download Stuck – Breakout Update”

  1. Alternate method also worked for me after being stuck for over an hour. Thanks for doing Respawn
    ‘s job for them. You’re doing the lord’s work.

  2. Alternate method for Origin didn’t work at all and instead made it so that the installation stopped working entirely.
    Big thumbs down.

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