Apex Legends CE-34878-0 PS4 freezing error

The CE-34878-0 error is freezing and causing crashes for Apex Legends players on the PlayStation 4. Here's how to fix it.

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Despite recent updates and bugfixes, Apex Legends players are still coming across the dreaded CE-34878-0 error. Often seen after the game freezes, this error code typically appears in Apex Legends alongside a blue screen just before the game crashes. It's an annoying bug, but as it turns out, most players are able to get around the CE-34878-0 error with a very simple fix.


How to fix Apex Legends CE-34878-0 error

The Apex Legends error CE-34878-0 is one that first appeared shortly after the game's launch, and though Sony had previously created a fix for it, it still pops up for PS4 users every now and then. It seems to appear more frequently when the game receives new updates, particularly with bigger patches. However, outside of an official first-party fix, the solution to the CE-34878-0 error remains the same as before.

As outlined by several users on EA's official Apex Legends forums, the CE-34878-0 error can be avoided by changing an option in the audio settings menu. For some reason, the "Convert Incoming Voice to Text Chat" feature seems to be the root cause behind the game's tendency to freeze and crash. Disable the function, then restart Apex Legends. If the fix worked, players should find that the game no longer hangs or freezes when launching a match.

It's worth mentioning that the CE-34878-0 error appears to be unique to the PlayStation 4, and isn't necessarily tied to Apex Legends. As such, even though the error may pop up in other games, the solution used to fix the problem in Apex Legends won't apply. The only sure way to avoid the error in the future is to wait for another patch from Sony.


Don't let the Apex Legends CE-34878-0 error keep you from enjoying the game. Freezing, crashing, even the blue screen before matches can often be solved simply by adjusting what ought to be an unrelated game setting. Be sure to keep it tuned to Shacknews' Apex Legends homepage for even more coverage of Respawn's Titanfall-themed battle royale title.

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