[Updated] Apex Legends input lag or delay on Xbox consoles after 13.1 patch troubles many, fix in the works

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 23, 2022) follows:

If you like fast-paced online multiplayer shooting games, you must have heard about Apex Legends. Developed by the same studio that brought us Titanfall, it is a Battle Royale title that was released in 2019.

That said, Apex Legends players on Xbox are complaining about input lag or delay after the 13.1 update (1,2,3,4,5).


Many say they feel the input lag is making it impossible for them to aim and land shots and that the issue persists even in the game menu.

Some have tried unplugging and replugging the controller and switching from Wi-Fi to ethernet to see if it helps but to no avail.

Below are a few reports from Apex Legends players who are experiencing input lag or delay on Xbox.


I know this has been talked about a lot but i have yet to see any real information about it …is anybody doing something about this? Game is unplayable and it’s extremely frustrating this is a serious issue that needs to be taken care of immediately not like the audio problem that hasn’t been handled in 3 months if this doesn’t get taken care of soon apex will lose a lot of players as the game is actually unplayable now

Anyone else on Xbox Series X/S having issues with input lag? I’m on a 144hz monitor, have refresh rate on 120, no issues with other games just since the new update it feels like I’m playing on a giant 72 inch tv and it’s literally the most annoying thing, it’s always one thing after another with this shit ass game. I’ve tried downscaling to 60hz, nothing. Uninstalling and reinstalling, nothing. Doing what some comment said where plugging the controller in which I already do anyways, nothing.

Thankfully, EA Help commented on the matter where some Apex Legends players on Xbox might experience input lag and said the developers are working on a solution. However, there is no ETA on when it will be fixed.

Hey there! Thanks for reaching out. I understand you might be facing the controller input delay issues in Apex Legends and that must be really frustrating. Our team is aware of and they are working on this.

In the meantime, those affected can try a workaround that involves swapping the controller for an older Xbox controller since it is fixing the problem for some.


Rest assured, we will be keeping tabs on the matter and update this article as and when required so make sure you keep checking this space.

Update 1 (June 28)

11:52 am (IST): In the recent acknowledgment regarding the input delayed issue on Xbox, Respawn support said that they are still investigating it. Meanwhile, players on PlayStation and PC are also reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) this issue.

Update 2 (July 6)

11:41 am (IST): Respawn support has informed players that they have released a small update for Apex Legends to fix the input lag issue on Xbox.

We just pushed a small update to @PlayApex to help address issues with input lag on Xbox Series X and S consoles. Thank you for your patience here, legends. (Source)

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