Best audio settings for Apex Legends Season 18

Joseph Pascoulis
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Audio plays a very crucial role in FPS games as it can help you make quick decisions based on what you hear. Here are our best Apex Legends audio settings that we recommend you try so that you can hear everything perfectly in the game.

Getting better at Apex Legends isn’t just about having the right controller layout, increasing your FPS, or even fixing input lag. Your audio settings are just as important, and they need to be ideal regardless of your platform of choice.

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Having said that, we’ve put together the best Apex Legends audio settings you can use to improve the sound in your game.

Best Apex Legends audio settings

Getting to know audio cues in Apex Legends is important in gaining a better understanding of what’s going on in the game.

Knowing exactly what Legend’s footsteps you are hearing, what gun is being used, and the sound of each Legend’s abilities will develop your IQ and make you a better player.

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For these reasons, we recommend that you use headphones instead of TV/Monitor speakers, as just this change alone will help improve your audio in Apex Legends.

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Getting your Apex Legends audio mix right will fine-tune your experience.


  • Master Volume: 100%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Dialogue Volume: 50%
  • Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Lobby Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Disable Voice Chat: Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off
  • Sound in Background: Off

Voice Chat

Being able to hear your teammates well is also very important for teamwork. The following settings are only available on PC, as console players will be able to adjust their audio mix for voice chat in the PS/Xbox party settings.

Also, remember that a lot of players use Discord for Voice Chat, so depending on your setup, these settings may be different, especially when considering different microphone qualities.

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  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk
  • Open Mic Record Threshold: 785
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume: 100%

Keeping your Voice Chat Record Mode on Push to Talk is less distracting for other players if there’s background noise and feedback coming through your microphone.

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Audio is a vital aspect of Apex Legends.

However, sometimes it’s better to have it open if you’re playing with friends and want constant, fluid communication.

The Open Mic Record Threshold should be set lower or at the default depending on the quality of your microphone, as some are more sensitive than others. In our experience though, it’s best to have the setting lower than the default.

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And that’s all the audio settings you need to change in Apex Legends. For more on the game, check out our various guides below:

All Apex Legends voice actors | When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends? | Best PC settings for Apex Legends | How to check stats in Apex Legends | Does Apex Legends have a solo mode | How to get Legend Tokens in Apex Legends | Will Arenas return to Apex Legends? | Does Apex Legends have skill-based matchmaking?

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About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. He enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]