In recent years, we have seen massive growth in battle royale games. From obscurity, they quickly became one of the most popular genres among players. Perhaps the fact that these games could be played with friends added to the overall experience. From PUBG to Call of Duty, soon there was a slew of new, good-quality battle royale games. Among the bunch is Apex Legends, this popular title has been the choice of many battle royale gamers. The abilities of different characters in the game give way to a variety of scenarios during combat. The adrenaline rush is of the highest degree while playing Apex Legends. But all of that can stop in an instance if you encounter the infamous “Detected Data Mismatch Error”. This error will prevent you from getting access to the lobby, thereby not letting you play the game. So what is the fix? Is there even a fix yet? In this post, we will cover all that you need to know about this error and the solutions surrounding it.
When it comes to EA, they have a track record of having average customer support after you purchase their games. As stated by a user who contacted support to report it,
“They sent me a link to Microsoft Support, which guides you on how to connect to the internet, Disappointed while I am posting the topic from the PC on which the game is installed. I will try contacting them again.”
One would even argue that it is below average, but that is a story for another day. Now, if you have been facing this error, then you are not alone; a lot of other players too are suffering from this bug, and they are voicing their concerns on EA’s forums. According to these posts, some players have emailed support regarding the whole ordeal. Since a few of these users have also received replies from the support team, we can say that at least EA is aware of this issue. But where does that leave us? After all, it’s the solutions and fixes that players are after and not condoning emails.
Apex Legends Disconnected: Detected Data Mismatch Error: Is there a fix yet
Coming straight to the point, as of writing this article, there is no official fix for this issue yet. With that being said, you might be wondering about other fixes, like verifying files and all. But we would not recommend you go through the hassle of trying to fix the problem yourself, as many other players have tried these potential workarounds just to no avail. If you aren’t satisfied with this, then read this segment from a post on EA community forums by a player facing the same problem
“Same here, I can’t get past the main screen because of this error. I also haven’t played Apex for about a year. Logging in with another account does work for me, too. (of course, I don’t want to do that though) Other things I have tried without any success:
- Removed the “Saved Games\Respawn\Apex” folder
- Used the EasyAntiCheat repair tool (Apex\EasyAntiCheat\EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe)
- Reinstalled the game both on Steam and in the EA app
- Updated Windows and the Nvidia GPU driver.”
And don’t be fooled, it is not just the above-mentioned workarounds that are failing, but other known workarounds like reinstalling the game, re-logging into your account, changing the launcher to Origin, EA App, or Steam, asking your friend to log in from the problematic PC, checking the internet connection, reviewing or disabling firewall settings, deleting all temporary files under User/AppData/, disabling Cloud Sync on Steam and EA App, and regenerating config.cfg are also not succeeding in resolving this issue.
So, what next? Well, a reply from the community manager was seen in one of the numerous posts on this problem. One of EA’s community managers said the following:
“Thank you for the posts, this looks like a server-side issue that’s being worked on. Testing myself this morning I didn’t encounter this, hopefully, it’s connecting fine for folks in general now. From your description, it sounds like your account may have been used by someone else in the meantime, there isn’t a way we’d add progress. You may want to consider updating your password/connected email.”
So, if we are to believe him, it is an issue on the server side. While this response did not soothe the troubling players, it sure does leave hope that the devs will fix the issue in a future patch. But even that is speculative, and we will have to wait for a proper response from the dev team. Till then, try updating your password and connected email as suggested by the dev or mailing the support team, voicing your grievance.
From studying the reports of troubled players, it seems like players who were returning to play the game after a couple of months are facing this issue. Perhaps the most helpful comment was from a player who tried to explain the cause of the problem by saying,
“Have a possible answer, most people going through this have had a prior Apex/EA account through a ps5 or Xbox and when you switch from origins to EA (which everyone had to do on pc) you have to pick a last save or last backup and in doing so, a lot of people accidentally picked a save that they had through the same EA account but from a console, and you can’t play a last save from a console on a pc, resulting in a data mismatch, happened to me and 2 people I know and this was the issue of the error code “disconnected data mismatch” hope this was of some help”
Well, this could possibly be the reason. However, we cannot say for sure.
Anyway, that is all the information we have on the Apex Legends Disconnected: Detected Data Mismatch Error. We hope this post did shed some light on the overall issue. If you found this article helpful, then make sure to visit Digistatement regularly as we bring you news related to all the latest games and updates in the gaming world. And before you leave, click on this link to learn how to use Text Chat on PS4, PS5, Xbox & Switch while playing Apex Legends.