Apex Legends System Override – Black Textures bug – How to fix

Apex Legends black textures bug fix – Experiencing black textures in Apex Legends? Here is how to fix it.

Apex Legends System Override – Black Textures bug – How to fix

What is the black textures bug in Apex Legends

It is basically a bug or glitch where most of the skins on the Legends and weapons appear completely black. No matter what skin you equip on your character or weapon, it will appear dark black.

The bug arrived with the latest System Override Collection Event update and is quite similar to a bug that was in the game a while ago where black pixels would appear randomly on the screen.

And it is not because of your system hardware as the famous Twitch streamer Dr. Disrespect, who obviously has a really powerful gaming rig, faced this issue as well. So is there a way to fix it?

How to fix the black textures bug

A lot of you might think that the fix to this bug must be really complex. But it is not. Though the bug sounds pretty complex but the fix for it very simple. I have already seen a lot of users reinstall the game completely. Do not do that! Here is how to fix it:

  1. Open Origin launcher
  2. Go to your Game Library
  3. Right click on Apex Legends
  4. And just click on Repair

The whole process will verify the in-game files of the game on your system and will download if some are missing. It will take few minutes so be patient. It all comes down to how powerful your PC is, if it is powerful then the process would be quick. But if it is not then it might take some extra minutes. And that is all you need to do.


You might have to download close to 16 GB of necessary files after the verification is complete. It is actually pretty frustrating if you ask me, having to downloading 16 GB of data just after downloading a huge 16 GB update is no joke.

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

That’s all folks!

5 thoughts on “Apex Legends System Override – Black Textures bug – How to fix”

  1. Well, checking for files took a couple of minutes as you said, but you did not mention that Origin will download the whole update again >:C

    1. Yeah, no matter what issue you have. Black textures, black skins or black characters. They will get fixed.

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