We provide the best settings to up your game in Apex Legends whether that’s for PC or Console. Everything you know to set yourself up for success!
Apex Legends has become one of the premier first-person battle royales in video games. Due to the hacker issue in Call of Duty Warzone becoming more toxic than ever, many high-profile content creators like Nickmercs and TimtheTatman have decided to invest their time into Apex. Not only the infamous names, but many players are also deciding to switch over, and with the introduction of new legend Seer, there will be an influx of new players. For those planning to dominate rank in Apex Legends esports, here are the best settings and why they help.
The Importance of Having the right Settings
When selecting settings, you are looking for a balance between performance and visual clarity. Pros in Apex Legends are great higher frames per second (fps), low latency, a balanced sensitivity, and clear long-distance visuals. The settings listed in the next sections are what we consider optimal for pro players. However, every player is different. It is important to also take into account what is comfortable for you personally when configuring your settings.
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PC Requirements and Recommendations
Every game has minimum system requirements for what is necessary to run the program on a PC. However, some of those requirements are not enough to be successful in serious Apex Legends competitive settings and play. Unfortunately, specs on a PC can be advantageous for players.
Minimum PC Requirements
- OS: 64-Bit Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 6401 Radeon HD7700
- GPU RAM: 1 GB
- RAM: 6 GB
- Hard Drive: 30 GB
Recommended PC Requirements
- OS: 64-Bit Windows 7
- CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9290
- GPU RAM: 8GB
- RAM: 8 GB
- Hard Drive: 30 GB
How to Remove Apex Legends FPS Cap
Unfortunately, being able to remove the FPS cap is only available to PC players. Console players are only limited to 60 FPS, with few settings that allow you to change that reality. To have no FPS cap in Apex Legends, you need to add a command line to Apex Legends launch options in Origin. Below are the steps.
- Close Apex Legends (you cannot access launch options if the game is running).
- Open Origin or Steam.
- Go to your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends
- Click the ‘Game Properties’ option on Origin.
- If on Steam, choose ‘Properties.’
- Click ‘Game Properties.’
- Navigate to the Advanced Launch Options (Origin)/General (Steam) tab on your preferred platform.
- Under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam), type: +fps_max unlimited.
Best Apex Legends Mouse Settings for PC
Compared to most Battle Royale titles, Apex’s sensitivity settings are considered minimal. The sensitivity is a bit quicker, even in their default settings. Unlike Fortnite or PUBG, you would be more likely to bring them down to keep your accuracy. Below are the best setting used in Apex according to players who represent some of the biggest Esports teams.
- DPI: 400 – 800
- Mouse Sensitivity: 2.5
- ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier: 1.0 – 1.5
- Mouse Acceleration: Off
- Mouse Invert: Custom
- Lighting Effects: On
Best Apex Keybinds for PC
The best keybinds are more relative to the player because it is all about playstyle and comfort. However, here are some commonly used keybinds for those still trying to piece together what works for them.
- Movement: WASD
- Sprint: L-Shift
- Jump: Space
- Crouch (Toggle): C
- Crouch (Hold): L-Ctrl
Weapons and Abilities
- Tactical Ability: Q
- Ultimate Ability: Z
- Interact / Pickup: E
- Inventory: Tab
- Map: M
- Attack: L-Click
- Toggle Fire Mode: B
- Aim Down Sight: R-Click
- Melee: V
- Reload: R
- Cycle Weapon: Mouse wheel
- Equip Weapon 1: 1
- Equip Weapon 2: 2
- Holster Weapon: 3
- Equip Grenade: G
- Selected Health Item: 4
- Syringe: 5
- Med Kit: 6
- Shield Cell: 7
- Shield Battery: Mouse 5
- Phoenix Kit: X
- Character Utility Action: H
- Inspect Weapon: N
- Quip Wheel: F1
- Ping: Scroll Wheel Click
- Ping (Enemy): F
- Message Team: Enter
Best Apex Legends Graphics Settings for PC
In-game display settings are important for pro players and streamers, usually optimized in their PC setup. After releasing the FPS cap from your game, you will be able to optimize the graphic output of your experience. FPS and graphics are important because a kill between two elite players could depend on who noticed the other first. Here are the best graphic settings for PCs.
- Refresh Rate: 144Hz – 240Hz
- Display Mode: Borderless Window
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Native)
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Native)
- Alter based on personal preference. Brightness affects the game’s overall visibility, so it is up to the player to determine what essentially works for them.
- Field of View: 110
- Sprint View Shake: Minimal
Advanced Graphics Settings
- V-Sync: Disable
- NVidia Reflex: Enabled or Enabled+Boost
- Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0
- Adaptive Supersampling: Disable
- Anti-Aliasing: None
- Texture Streaming Budget: Medium
- Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 2x
- Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disable
- Sun Shadow Coverage & Detail: Low
- Spot Shadow Detail: Disable
- Volumetric Lighting: Disable
- Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disable
- Model Detail: Low
- Effects Detail: Low
- Impact Marks: Low
- Ragdolls: Low
- Colorblind Mode: Custom
Best Audio Settings for PC
There is no premier way to utilize audio settings in Apex; however, here are some tips that could help give you an idea.
- In-game music should be turned down to 0-20%
- Bring the dialogue down to 30-50%
- Turn the in-game volume up to 100% and adjust the headset volume mixer to your desired sound.
Best Apex Legends Console Settings
Thanks to the limited sensitivity setting on PC, most changes made on console should give you a similar advantage. This just means console(PS4/Xbox) players have an even footing to stand on when competing against PC players.
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Best Apex Legends Controller Settings for Console
Ironically, compared to most first-person shooters, more pros succeed on controllers, which is good for players not to be discouraged when playing against PC players. Here are the most optimal settings used by pro players in Apex Legends.
- Stick Layout: Default
- Interact/Reload: Tap
- Crouch: Toggle
- Aim: Holding
- Sensitivity: 4-5
- Response Curve: Classic
- Look Deadzone: Small
- Movement Deadzone: Small
- Inverted Look: Custom
- Vibration: Off
Best Graphics Settings for PC
Compared to the PC, you have a lot more limitations with graphic settings on the console. However, there are still changes that you can make to upgrade your experience on Apex Legendes. Here are the best possible graphic settings for Apex.
- Frame of View: Default
- Interact Prompt Style: Default
- Button Hints: On
- Cross-Hair Damage Feedback: On (X with Shield Icon)
- Damage Numbers: Stacking
- Ping Opacity: Default
- Obituaries: On
- Incoming Damage Feedback: 3-D
- Streaming Mode: Off
- Colorblind: Off
- Usage Sharing: Enabled