How to Download Apex Legends Season 11 Update Faster

Apex Legends Season 11 is just hours away and with it comes the newest legend Ash, the CAR SMG, and new map Storm Point! We're all excited to jump in, so learning how to download Apex Legends Season 10 update faster will help you find a match quicker and get involved in the new season before hundreds of others.

Along with the above, you'll have to check out the patch notes for plenty of nerfs (L-Star), buffs (Wattson), bug fixes and more!

Here are some tips to make sure players can get right into the game, as soon as possible once it is available.

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How To Download Apex Legends Season 11 Update Faster

Here are our recommendations for downloading the Apex Legends Season 10 update faster:

Close All Games And Applications

The more things you're using on your PC, console, and mobile will slow down your update as these will take up bandwidth. 

Some of these applications may even take priority over your update.

Be sure to close them down and ensure other people in your household aren't using them.

Put Your Console Into Rest Mode

When your console is turned on, it will constantly use bandwidth to check for new messages, friend requests, and online notifications that prioritize updates.

If you put your console into Rest Mode, turn on automatic downloads, or select 'Stay Connected to the Internet', the Apex Legends update should download much faster.

Move Your Console Closer To Your WiFi Router Or Use An Ethernet Cable

Sounds like a no-brainer? You’d be surprised how many people try to download things onto machines miles away from the router.

Using a wired connection is the best way to increase your download speeds for the Apex Legends update.

Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.

If you don’t have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router will help.

Enable Automatic Updates

For PC players, make sure automatic updates are enabled in either Steam or Origin.


To enable automatic updates for Apex Legends in Steam, right-click the game and select Manage->Properties.

Once there, click the Updates table and choose "High Priority" from the available choices Automatic Updates settings.


For Apex Legends players who use Origin, choose Origin –> Application Settings within the client and select the Application tab.

From there, players can adjust the client settings to enable Automatic Updates.

Apex Legends Season 11 Update Size

The updates for Apex Legends seem to be getting bigger and bigger, with the most recent at a whopping 6.4GB on Steam, 8GB on Origin and 30-61GB on console.

The title currently sits at about 56GB to install on steam, only last season it was 38GB. Although some may find this annoying, the plus side is that there's plenty of content. This size will likely rise as the game continues to grow. With Season 11's whole new map, we're expecting a hefty update.

The Season 11 update size is:

  • Steam: 9.2GB
  • PS: 43GB
  • Xbox: 71GB

Xbox players can now update the game, only half an hour after everyone else!

Can You Preload Apex Legends Season 11?

Players on PlayStation consoles are able to pre-load the Season 11 update, but those on PC or Xbox unfortunately don't have the option.

If previous seasons are anything to go by, Xbox players may have to wait up to an hour after the official Season 11 launch time to update their game.

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Apex Legends PC Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space

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