Apex Legend servers crashing or terminating are a common occurrence on consoles. You can usually tell it’s DDOS if your server freezes during downtime or if you experience multiple server crashes in a row. This is almost always during rated games.
You will freeze in the middle of the jump or wherever you are on the map, and eventually the server will shut down, throwing you into the main menu, often with the code: net error code. Return You (hopefully) worked with it so you don’t lose your RP anymore, but you can still get a 10-minute abandonment penalty.
However, there is a way around this.
The last two remained in the DDOSED server. pic.twitter.com/LgXAFcEgeZ
– Harry Alston (@alstontowers) May 11, 2021
Many creators and streamers have tried this method, and it seems to work … most of the time. All you have to do is wait for the screen that follows the code: net error. The game will be on the “Continue” screen. Don’t press A right away.
You’ve played with the time you need to wait, and overall the better. Less than a minute and you risk not going back to the server. Approximately two minutes seems to be a good number, and you just have to hope that no one finds that managed to get back to the server (or the servers were deleted in the first place) from the in-game AFK.
Go back in your head, set a timer, whatever. Just don’t hit A right away. While this method works (as shown in the tweet above), it is not guaranteed that you will return to the server. Sometimes you’ll get the code: Lea’d anyway.
If one of your teammates is able to return to the game, you can sometimes use the Join Game feature to return to the lobby. This doesn’t work much for DDOSED servers and will likely help you get into a game that moves you during the Initial Legend Select screen.
Respawn said they would start cracking down on people who mess with their Apex Legends Servers. Hopefully those who remove servers in order to have RP gameplay will be banned.
With rumors that popular Apex Legends hacker “Tufi” may face increased legal fees and costs, we can see more positive changes in the Apex environment, ranging from cleaning up hackers and DDOSers.