Having optimal settings on your PC can really make a huge difference when you’re trying to improve your game on Apex Legends. With that being said, here are the best PC Settings for Apex Legends.
With all the settings available for players to customize on PC it can be quite daunting. However, one thing that’s important in all competitive first-person shooters is a high FPS.
Professional Apex players and streamers spend thousands of dollars building PCs to give them the best performance. Using the optimal settings for your rig, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a decent FPS in Apex Legends Season 14.
- Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 14
- PC requirements
- Get uncapped FPS without enabling V-Sync in Apex Legends
- Best Apex Legends graphics settings for low-end hardware
- Optimize your Discord
Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 14
A high FPS means that the game runs and feels smoother. Not only will the game feel better to play, but your reaction time will be improved, and moving enemies will be easier to hit, so using the best Apex Legends settings for High FPS is worth trying out.
Luckily, those on consoles can enjoy a steady 60 FPS on next-gen consoles, with 120 FPS support in the works. However, higher frame rates are much more flexible for those on PC and can even give you the edge over your enemies when using the best Apex Legends settings for high FPS.
It doesn’t take much to run Apex Legends smoothly on your PC, especially with the proper settings.
If you’re interested in the minimum and recommended specs for Apex Legends on PC, do check out our dedicated article on the topic:
This article will ultimately help you understand whether your PC will be able to run Apex Legends and whether your PC can handle the game at its maximum output.
Get uncapped FPS without enabling V-Sync in Apex Legends
Although most of the streamers you see will have FPS well into the hundreds, you should shoot for at least 60 as this will provide a stable Apex Legends experience with minimal frame drops.
- Open Origin or Steam
- Right-click Apex Legends in your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends
- Select ‘Game Properties’ on Origin or choose ‘Properties’ on Steam
- Head to ‘Game Properties’
- Visit the Advanced Launch Options on Origin or the General tab on Steam
- Type “+fps_max unlimited” under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam)
Best Apex Legends graphics settings for low-end hardware
The easiest way to get higher FPS is to turn everything to the lowest possible quality settings, but targeting enemies is more obscure.
- 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
Some settings will significantly influence your game’s FPS more than others, such as Ambient Occlusion Quality. Many of these will depend on the power of your rig, graphics card, and VRAM.
While setting everything to low/disabled (except V-Sync) is best for frames in Apex Legends, you can probably set some of these to “medium” if your rig is powerful enough.
Optimize your Discord
Discord is commonly used by Apex Legends 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:
- Open Discord.
- Head to the Settings menu.
- Click the Overlay tab and ensure ‘Enable in-game overlay’ is unchecked.
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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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Steam / Discord
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