Just so you know, it's now June and the same problem exists. I reinstalled origin and apex today and received the same error
"Thank you for providing a workaround fix for this, @Stoogiemeister
For those experiencing Apex getting stuck at 38% our team is aware of this and investigating. We'll provide an update surrounding this as soon as we find out more details.
Thanks for tagging me in this post and sorry to hear it's still happening to you. On our Origin board we found a solution to it here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Origin-Client-Web-Technical/Apex-Origin-Download-Issues/m-p/7540157/highli...
That should get this up and running for you!
I'm not a social guy and avoid everything(this includes all forums) and don't even play this game anymore but wanted to add a message, I made this after researching when it was first available, I'm surprised it's still useful or rather still needs to be used. Anyways thanks for the kind words