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Settings And Peripherals From The Top Apex Legends Pros

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Coleman Hamstead

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13th Jul 2021 12:54

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Something every gamer struggles with is their settings. There are so many different options; sensitivities, keybinds, video settings, and peripherals. Finding the perfect settings can be a pain. Every time you try something new, your progress feels like it has reset.

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In an effort to bypass this frustration, many players turn to the pros. The professionals are professionals for a reason. They know what’s best, and they are obviously having success with their individual settings.

In this piece, we take a look at Apex Legends’ most famous players and their Apex Legends pro settings. Along with all of their settings, we’ll analyse the most important parts of their setups and how each player’s settings lead them to success.

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Pro Settings for Apex Legends

Apex Pro Settings - TSM ImperialHal Settings

Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen is a member of the legendary Team SoloMid (TSM) pro team. TSM is known for their domination of Apex Legends esports. As the TSM trio's leader, ImperialHal is the highest-earning Apex Legends player of all-time. ImperialHal has earned over $100K throughout his Apex Legends pro career.

Whilst you're here, make sure you check out our comprehensive and constantly updated Apex Legends Tier List!

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With such incredible accolades under his belt, Apex Legends players are left wondering just how ImperialHal does it. In particular, what settings and equipment does he use? Not everyone can have ImperialHal's skill, but his settings and equipment can surely be imitated. 

Let's take a look at the settings and equipment ImperialHal uses that allow him to be the best Apex Legends player in the game.

ImperialHal's Mouse Settings

  • DPI: 400
  • HZ: 1,000
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 2.0
  • ADS Multiplier: 1.00
  • Field of View: 110

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ImperialHal's Keybinds

  • Sprint: L-Shift
  • Ultimate Ability: Z
  • Crouch (Toggle:): C
  • Jump: Space
  • Tactical Ability: Q
  • Crouch (Hold): L-Ctrl
  • Interact / Pickup: E
  • Inventory: Tab/I
  • Map: M
  • Fire Mode: B
  • Melee: V
  • Reload: R
  • Cycle Weapon: Mouse Wheel
  • Equip Weapon 1: 1
  • Equip Weapon 2: 2
  • Holster Weapon: 3
  • Inspect Weapon: N
  • Aim (Hold): Right Click
  • Equip Grenade: G
  • Shield Toggle: H
  • Health Item: 4

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ImperialHal's Video Settings

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Field of View: 110
  • Brightness: 50%
  • Color Blind Mode: Off
  • V-Sync: Disabled
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS: 0
  • Anti-Aliasing: None
  • Texture Streaming Budget: None
  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled
  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled
  • Volumetric Lightning: Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled
  • Model Detail: High
  • Effects Detail: Low
  • Impact Marks: Disabled
  • Ragdolls: Low

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ImperialHal's Peripherals 

  • Monitor: Alienware AW2518H
  • Monitor HZ: 240
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 TI XC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Mouse: Logitech G Pro X Superlight
  • Mousepad: Logitech G640
  • Keyboard: Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard
  • Headset: Logitech G Pro X
  • Chair: Herman Miller Embody
     
  • Related - Ranking The Top Five Apex Legends Limited-Time Modes

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Readers should take note of a few key points. TSM is sponsored by Logitech. This explains ImperialHal's exclusive use of Logitech equipment. Since we last updated this piece, ImperialHal has changed his keybinds for Ultimate ability and Interact. Now, these two inputs are closer to the WASD keys. Furthermore, ImperialHal has made multiple changes to his peripherals and video settings. Pros are constantly tinkering with their settings in hopes of gaining an edge and competing to the best of their ability.

Overall, ImperialHal uses slow but precise settings. 400 DPI is about as low as it gets. Most other pros use 800 DPI coupled with high mouse sensitivity. The 400 DPI allows ImperialHal to be extremely precise with his mouse movements. High DPI and mouse sensitivity have their advantages, but without control, they're meaningless.

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Apex Legends Gamer Settings

Apex Pro Settings - Dizzy Settings

While Coby “dizzy” Meadows may no longer actively play Apex Legends, there is no denying that he was the undisputed best player during the game’s early stages. dizzy came out of nowhere and quickly rose to fame in the Apex Legends community. dizzy was a pubstomping machine before Ninja took notice and invited him to team up for the first Twitch Rivals Challenge. That opportunity was all dizzy would need; dizzy emphatically carried the team. From there, dizzy went on to win every single Apex Legends Code Red tournament. The success garnered dizzy an invite to join NRG Esports. 

Unfortunately, dizzy retired from competitive Apex Legends in December of 2019 citing burnout and personal issues. In dizzy’s short career, he earned over $80K. If he hadn’t called it quits, dizzy might still be the face of competitive Apex Legends.

So, what settings and equipment did dizzy use during his days as the king of Apex Legends?

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dizzy’s Mouse Settings

  • DPI: 800
  • HZ: 1000
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 2.5
  • ADS Multiplier: 1.0
  • Field of View: 110
  • Mouse Acceleration: Off
  • Mouse Invert: Off

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dizzy’s Keybinds

  • Sprint: L-Shift
  • Ultimate Ability: Z
  • Crouch (Toggle): C
  • Jump: Space
  • Tactical Ability: Q
  • Crouch (Hold): L-Ctrl
  • Interact / Pickup: E

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Inventory: Tab

  • Map: M
  • Fire Mode: B
  • Melee: V
  • Reload: R
  • Cycle Weapon: Mouse Wheel
  • Equip Weapon 1: 1
  • Equip Weapon 2: 2
  • Holster Weapon: 3
  • Inspect Weapon: N
  • Aim (Hold): Right Click
  • Equip Grenade: G
  • Shield Toggle: H
  • Health Item: 4

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dizzy’s Video Settings

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Field of View: 110
  • Brightness: 50%
  • Color Blind Mode: Off
  • V-Sync: Adaptive
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS: 0
  • Anti-Aliasing: None
  • Texture Streaming Budget: None
  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled
  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled
  • Volumetric Lightning: Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled
  • Model Detail: Low
  • Effects Detail: Low
  • Impact Marks: Disabled
  • Ragdolls: Low

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dizzy’s Peripherals

  • Monitor: BenQ Zowie XL2546
  • Monitor HZ: 240
  • GPU: RTX 2080 Ti
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Mouse: FinalMouse Ultralight 2 Cape Town
  • Mousepad: ZOWIE G-SR-SE Divina Version
  • Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL Mechanical
  • Headset: Apple Earpods with Lightning Connector - White
  • Chair: Maxonomic Need for Seat

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dizzy plays on relatively high mouse settings compared to most pros. The 800 DPI coupled with a 2.5 mouse sensitivity is what allows dizzy to hit the crazy flick shots he’s known for. Settings this high can be detrimental to the average player. However, if you have the hand-eye coordination to pull it off, these mouse settings can bring you to the next level.

dizzy made it a point to make sure all of his video settings are either off or disabled. In dizzy’s own words, “in this game [Apex Legends], you just want frames per second (FPS).” Using the lowest settings allows dizzy to maximise his FPS.

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Dizzy Pro Settings Apex Legends

Apex Pro Settings - Snip3down Settings

Eric "Snipe3down" Wrona is one of the most accomplished esports players of all-time. Snip3down is a 24x Halo Champion, earning over $300K playing competitive Halo before moving on to Apex Legends. Snipe3down's talent transferred well. Snip3down won a silver medal at the X Games EXP Invitational, coming second only to TSM. As a bonus, Snip3down earned the Apex Predator award for the most total kills at the event. Paired with his gold medal from the Halo X Games event, Snip3down is the only individual in the entire world to have earned an X Games medal in two different titles.

All of this was done using a controller. Backed up by the facts stated above, there is a solid argument to be made that Snip3down is the greatest controller player ever. Let's analyse the settings used by the Apex Legends stand-out controller player.

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Snip3down's Controller Settings

  • Stick Layout: Default
  • Interact/Reload Button: Tap to Use and Reload
  • Crouch Button: Hold
  • Aim Button: Hold
  • Trigger Deadzones: None

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Movement/Aiming

  • Look Sensitivity: High (4)
  • Look Sensitivity (ADS): Default (3)
  • Response Curve: Classic
  • Look Deadzone: Small
  • Movement Deadzone: Small
  • Inverted Look: Off
  • Vibration: Off

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Custom ADS Controls

  • Per Optic ADS Sensitivity: On
  • 1x Optic / Iron Sights: Default (3)
  • 2x Optic: Default (3)
  • 3x Optic: Default (3)
  • 4x Optic: Very High (5)
  • 6x Optic: Very High (5)
  • 8x Optic: Very High (5)
  • 10x Optic: Very High (5)
     
  • Read More - Apex Legends Advanced Movement Guide

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Snip3down uses very safe and basic controller settings for his personal Apex Legends pro settings. A sensitivity range of 3-5 is extremely average. This sensitivity range keeps Snip3down's aim precise but doesn't leave him stuck in place like a statue. Snip3down keeps the Deadzone small to allow full control over his aim and movement.

Readers may be surprised to find that Snip3down plays on the Default stick layout. However, there is more to it than meets the eye. Snip3down is known for playing "Claw". Claw grip is where players hold the controller in a way that their index finger is on the ABXY buttons, and their middle finger is placed on the trigger. The added finger allows players to jump and crouch without taking their thumb off the right stick. Being able to aim while jumping and crouching is crucial at high levels of play. 

Players that don't want to switch to Claw can achieve the same benefits through a Scuf or Xbox Elite controller. These controllers come with paddles attached. The paddles can be rebound to whichever buttons the user would like.

Unfortunately, Snip3down has never publicly revealed his peripherals or video settings.

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Albralelie Apex Legends Settings

Apex Pro Settings - Albralelie Settings

Mac "Albralelie" Kenzie Beckwith was part of the TSM dynasty that reigned uncontested in the early days of the Apex Legends esports scene. Albralelie is only behind ImperialHal in terms of earnings from Apex Legends.

Albralelie focuses on content creation and streaming nowadays, but still competes professionally for Team Liquid in his spare time. Albralelie is a jack of all trades, able to dominate the competition on both mouse and keyboard and controller. Albralelie is equally skilled on both input methods.

Albralelie is considered one of the most mechanically gifted players in all of Apex Legends.

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Albralelie’s Mouse Settings

DPI: 1,200
HZ: 1,000
Mouse Sensitivity: 1.5
ADS Multiplier: 1.00    
Field of View: 110

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Albralelie’s Keybinds

Sprint: L-Shift
Ultimate Ability: Z
Crouch (Toggle:): C
Jump: Space
Tactical Ability: Q
Crouch (Hold): L-Ctrl
Interact / Pickup: E
Inventory: Tab/I
Map: M
Fire Mode: B
Melee: V
Reload: R
Cycle Weapon: Mouse Wheel
Equip Weapon 1: 1
Equip Weapon 2: 2
Holster Weapon: 3
Inspect Weapon: N
Aim (Hold): Right Click
Equip Grenade: G
Shield Toggle: H
Health Item: 4

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Albralelie’s Controller Settings

Stick Layout: Default
Interact/Reload Button: Tap to Use and Reload
Crouch Button: Hold
Aim Button: Hold
Trigger Deadzones: Default

Movement/Aiming

Look Sensitivity: Ultra High (7)
Look Sensitivity (ADS): Very High (5)
Response Curve: Linear
Look Deadzone: Small
Movement Deadzone: Small
Inverted Look: Off
Vibration: Off

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Albralelie’s Video Settings

Display Mode: Fullscreen
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1920×1080
Field of View: 110
Brightness: 30%
Color Blind Mode: Off
V-Sync: Disabled
Adaptive Resolution FPS: 0
Anti-Aliasing: None
Texture Streaming Budget: None
Texture Filtering: Bilinear
Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled
Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
Sun Shadow Detail: Low
Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled
Volumetric Lightning: Disabled
Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled
Model Detail: High
Effects Detail: Low
Impact Marks: Disabled
Ragdolls: Low

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Albralelie’s Peripherals 

Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2546
Monitor HZ: 240    
GPU: Asus Strix RTX 2080ti OC
Resolution: 1920x1080    
Mouse: Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Mousepad: Logitech G640
Keyboard: Ducky One 2 Mini with Silent Silvers
Headset: Logitech G Pro X
Chair: Vertagear Racing Series Gaming Chair

In terms of sensitivity, Albralelie is on the extreme high end. His 1,200 DPI is triple the DPI of ImperialHal. Very rarely do you see a pro player use such a high DPI. Additionally, Albralelie’s controller sensitivity is off the charts. For most humans, this high of a sensitivity would make aiming accurately near impossible. However, Albralelie is what the kids call “cracked”. 

Unlike Snip3down, Albralelie does not play claw while using a controller. To compensate Albralelie uses a Scuf Impact controller with all four paddles attached. The far right paddle is bound to slide, far left is melee, the middle-left paddle is interact, and the last paddle is unbound.

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Lastly, readers may notice Albralelie’s brightness is set to only 30%. Albralelie claims that high brightness levels hurt his eyes. This small outlier just further affirms the fact that settings are all personal preference. Pro settings should be a guide, not the law. Find what works best for you.

We hope these Apex Legends pro settings can be of use to you. These are four distinct pros that have all found immense success in their own way. If you're struggling to find settings that work, try some of these out. You'll be playing like a pro before you know it.

Stay tuned here @GGReconEsports for Apex Legends news, guides, features, and more.  

Images via Respawn Entertainment | TSM  | NRG  | Team Reciprocity

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How To Unlock The Apex Legends X Monster Energy Rewards

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Coleman Hamstead

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16th Sep 2021 17:01

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