Best Apex Legends PC settings for FPS & visibility

Best Apex Legends PC settings for FPS & visibility
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

20th Nov 2023 12:36

It's important that you know the best Apex Legends PC settings when playing, as it will allow you to get the best possible FPS and visibility to improve your overall performance.

Due to the large map sizes and fast-paced, chaotic battles in Apex Legends, you'll need a consistent frame rate to compete, especially if you plan on taking part in the ranked system. Luckily, the game has plenty of options on PC that will help you smooth out performance, helping you get the most crisp gameplay. 

Read on below for our full breakdown of the best Apex Legends PC settings and how you can improve FPS and visibility when playing.

Apex Legends best PC settings: System requirements

Before messing with all the different settings, you need to make sure you can run Apex Legends by meeting the minimum or recommended system requirements.

This is also a good indicator of how high you can push the settings, as someone whose hardware is well above the recommended settings can max out everything without a penalty to performance.

Minimum requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD FX 4350 or Intel Core i3 6300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7730 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 56 GB space (+3 GB for localisation)

Recommended requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 290 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 56 GB space (+3 GB for localisation)

Best Apex Legends PC settings

an image of the Apex Legends settings menu, where you can use the best Apex Legends PC settings
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Below, we will cover the best Apex Legends PC settings and what you should set them to for the best possible performance. We do recommend experimenting a little with the settings to get the perfect ones for you, and obviously, if you can still get 60+ FPS on max settings it's worth it.

We've opted for lower settings, as it's guaranteed to help you reach 60 FPS on lower hardware, and aids in visibility when playing, as there are fewer effects taking up the screen. I've also personally played with these settings to test how well they work in multiplayer games.

Setting Recommendation
Display Mode Full Screen
Resolution Native monitor resolution
Field of View 90 or more
Color Blind Mode Personal Preference
V-Sync Disable (Enable if you get screen tearing)
Adaptive Resolution Target 0
Anti-Aliasing 2x
Texture Streaming Budget Medium
Texture Filtering Anisotropic 2x
Ambient Occlusion Quality Low
Sun Shadow Coverage Low
Sun Shadow Detail Low
Spot Shadow Detail Low
Volumetric Lighting Disabled
Model Detail Medium
Effects Detail Low
Impact Marks Low
Ragdolls Low

That's all for our breakdown of the Apex Legends' best PC settings, and now you know what settings to use to get the best performance out of your rig.

Check out our Apex Legends homepage for more guides. Otherwise, you can take a look at the Legends pick rates, character tier list, and level cap for Season 19.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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