These are the best Apex Legends PC settings for FPS & visibility

These are the best Apex Legends PC settings for FPS & visibility
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton & Alex Garton

Last updated 

19th Feb 2024 17:19

Due to the large map sizes and fast-paced, chaotic battles in Apex Legends' Outlands, 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 settings that'll help you smooth out performance, helping you achieve that crisp gameplay you're looking for on PC - so here's how you can improve both your FPS and visibility when diving into a match.

Best settings to use on PC

I'd recommend experimenting a little with the below settings to get the perfect fit for you and your own rig, and obviously, if you can still get 60+ FPS on max settings, it'll always be worth setting it to that.

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 Off
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

I've opted for lower settings here, as it's guaranteed to help you reach 60 FPS on lower hardware, and aids in visibility when playing, as fewer effects are taking up the screen.

I've personally played with these settings and they make it significantly easier to track foes in gunfights. I maintained a solid FPS, meaning that there was no frustrating lag, even in the midst of countless ability animations.

Apex Legends settings menu
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System requirements for optimal settings

Now that you know which settings are best to use, you'll need to make sure you can actually 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: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • 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)

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Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
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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