Best PC settings for Apex Legends: High FPS, graphics, visibility, more

Hamza Khalid
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Apex Legends Season 20 is finally here and as usual, you’d want to have the best PC settings to enjoy high FPS, clear audio, and stunning visuals. Here are the best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 20 so you can climb the ranks efficiently.

Be it Helldivers 2, Modern Warfare 3, or GTA V, having the best PC settings can improve your experience. Unlike consoles, PCs allow you to tweak your display, audio, mouse, and keyboard settings according to your hardware and have the best gameplay possible.

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Apex Legends is no exception, and Season 20 has drastically changed the meta with changes to Legends, Armors, and weapons. To progress without much hassle, you’ll have to quickly adapt to the meta and make sure you’re making the most of your rig.

On that note, here are the best PC settings for Apex Legends granting high FPS, amazing visuals, clean audio, precise aim, and more in Season 20.

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Smooth FPS is one of the most important things to enjoy Apex Legends.

Best Apex Legends PC video settings for high-end hardware

If your PC is powerful enough to handle good-quality graphics and grant 60+ FPS consistently, we recommend these Apex Legends settings:

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  • Display Mode – Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio – Native monitor resolution (probably 16:9, 1080p)
  • Resolution – Native monitor resolution.
  • Field of View – Personal preference
  • Color Blind Mode – Personal preference
  • V-Sync – Disabled
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target – Set to 0
  • Adaptive Supersampling – Greyed out
  • Anti-Aliasing – On
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Medium
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic 2X
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Medium
  • Sun Shadow Coverage – High
  • Sun Shadow Detail – High
  • Spot Shadow Detail – High
  • Volumetric Lighting – Enabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows – Enabled
  • Model Detail – Medium
  • Effects Detail – High
  • Impact Marks – High
  • Ragdolls – High

Some settings will significantly influence your game’s FPS more than others, such as Ambient Occlusion Quality.

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Players with low-end hardware should lower their graphics to get higher FPS.

Best Apex Legends PC video settings for low-end hardware

Apex Legends players with low-end hardware can tweak their settings this way to get more FPS:

  • Display Mode – Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio – Native monitor resolution (probably 16:9, 1080p)
  • Resolution – Native monitor resolution.
  • Field of View – Personal preference
  • Color Blind Mode – Personal preference
  • V-Sync – Disabled
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target – Set to 0
  • Adaptive Supersampling – Greyed out
  • Anti-Aliasing – Off
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Medium or lower
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic 2X
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Medium or lower
  • Sun Shadow Coverage – Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail – Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail – Low
  • Volumetric Lighting – Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows – Disabled
  • Model Detail – Medium or lower
  • Effects Detail – Medium or lower
  • Impact Marks – Medium or lower
  • Ragdolls – Medium or lower

The easiest way to get higher FPS is to turn everything to the lowest possible quality settings, but targeting enemies is more obscure.

Best Apex Legends Gameplay settings for PC

These Gameplay settings in Apex Legends will impact several actions and abilities while playing matches:

  • Interact Prompt Style: Compact
  • Button Hints: On
  • Crosshair Damage Feedback: Off
  • Damage Numbers: Stacking
  • Ping Opacity: Faded
  • Obituaries: On
  • Minimap Rotation: On
  • Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty: Off
  • Auto-Sprint: Off
  • Double Tap Spring: Off
  • Jetpack Control: Hold
  • Incoming Damage Feedback: 2D/3D (Both)
  • Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting Menu: Off
  • Hop-Up Pop-up: Off
  • Streamer Mode: Off
  • Anonymous Mode: Disabled
  • Usage Sharing: Disabled
  • Performance Display: Off
  • Club Invites: Disabled
  • Communication Filter: Everybody
  • Reticle: Green (Customize)
  • Laser Sight: Default
  • Color Blind Mode: Off
  • Subtitles: Off
  • Subtitle Size: Normal
  • Enable Accessible Chat Features: Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off
  • Play Incoming Chat as Speech: Off
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Balance changes to the Legends have shaken up the meta in Season 20.

Best Apex Legends Mouse & Keyboard settings for PC

Here are the best mouse and keyboard settings for Apex Legends Season 20:

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  • Mouse Sensitivity: 1.6 (800 DPI)
  • ADS Mouse Sensitivity: 1
  • Mouse Acceleration: Off
  • Mouse Invert: Off
  • Clamp Mouse Cursor to Game Window: On
  • Lighting Effects: Off

There aren’t any best keybinds when it comes to first-person shooters. You should either stick to the default keybind settings or simply use the keys you’re most comfortable with. You’ll be able to perfect your keybinds by spending some time in Practice mode or just by playing the game.

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Best Apex Legends audio settings for PC

While audio settings come down to preference, here are the ideal settings for it in Apex Legends that’ll help you be aware of your surroundings and footsteps:

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  • Master Volume: 50%
  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk
  • Open Mic Record Threshold: 0
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume: 40%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Dialogue Volume: 40%
  • Music Volume: 0%
  • Lobby Music Volume: 0%
  • Sound in Background: On

How to get uncapped FPS without enabling V-sync in Apex Legends

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Apex Legends players must pick servers carefully to avoid lag.

Here’s how you can get unlimited FPS in Apex Legends through Origin or Steam:

  1. Open Origin or Steam.
  2. Open your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends.
  3. Select Game Properties on Origin or choose Properties on Steam.
  4. Head to Game Properties.
  5. Visit the Advanced Launch Options on Origin or the General tab on Steam.
  6. Type “+fps_max unlimited” under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam).

Optimize your Discord to boost FPS in Apex Legends

Discord is commonly used by the Apex Legends community to communicate with their teammates in the middle of a match. While it works great, you can further optimize it to improve the FPS on Apex. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Head to the Settings menu.
  3. Click the Overlay tab and ensure ‘Enable in-game overlay’ is unchecked.
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Discord has many features that improve communication among gamers.

You can also turn off Hardware Acceleration, which is at the bottom of the Appearance tab. This will keep Discord from using your graphics card to accelerate the software’s speed and grant you a few more FPS in-game.

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How to update graphics drivers for Apex Legends

To run Apex Legends smoothly, it is important to always have the latest version of your PC’s graphics drivers. Here’s how to update them manually:

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

Follow these steps to update your NVIDIA graphics driver:

  1. Download GeForce Experience through the official website and install it.
  2. Launch GeForce experience.
  3. Select Drivers > Check for updates.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to initiate and finalize the update.

How to update AMD graphics driver

Follow these steps to update your AMD graphics driver:

  1. Download the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition from the official website and install it.
  2. Launch AMD Software: Adrenaline Edition.
  3. Go to the Home tab and click on Check for Updates from the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Download and install the update by following the on-screen prompts.

Minimum:

  • 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 56 GB of free space
  • OS – 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU – Intel i5 3570K or Ryzen 5
  • RAM  8GB
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM – 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE – Minimum 56 GB of free space

For more information on the topic, you can check out our detailed guide on Apex Legends PC requirements.

We hope this guide improves your experience while playing Apex Legends. We have similar settings guides to improve the FPS in other major games such as Warzone, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and Fortnite.

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About The Author

Hamza is a Content Creator & Publisher at Charlie INTEL, who graduated from Bahria University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He's spent the past few years covering news and guides for various video games, including Call of Duty and Apex Legends. He loves digital art, movies, and comic books. You can contact Hamza at [email protected].