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Apex Legends Best Settings: How to Optimize Performance on Any PC

Abhimannu Das
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Here are the best Apex Legends settings for optimal performance on any system.
In addition to graphics settings, players should try out launch commands and Nvidia/AMD setting tweaks to get a bump in performance.
Lowering your resolution on very old PCs can offer the biggest FPS boost.

Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales out there but it is also very hardware intensive and getting the best performance can be difficult. Here are the best Apex Legends settings to get the best possible performance without sacrificing quality. In addition to in-game settings you need to set launch commands and also tweak your Nvidia/AMD settings to get a noticeable bump in performance.

Apex Legends best settings: Display Options

The first thing you need to do is tweak your display settings, to ensure you get the most performance out of your system. The resolution that has “native” mentioned next to it in your resolution option should be what you choose. It could be 1366x768 if you have a budget laptop or 1920x1080 on most standard PCs. If Nvidia Reflex is available to you, it is recommended to keep it on Enabled+Boost.

  • Display mode: Full Screen

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (native) (Always choose the native aspect ratio)

  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (native) (Native resolution is recommended)

  • V-Sync: Off

If you have old hardware you could consider setting your resolution to 720p or 900p.

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Apex Legends best settings: Launch options

You can set launch options for Apex Legends to optimize your in-game performance. On Steam or Origin:

  1. Right-click on Apex Legends in your game library

  2. Click on Properties

  3. Add “set +fps_max” to a framerate that you consistently get or 4 lower than your monitor’s refresh rate.

  4. For example: If you can get 144 Hz consistently put in the code “set +fps max 140” for optimal performance

Apex Legends best settings: Graphics settings

Here are the graphics settings that you can tweak in-game:

  • Anti-Aliasing: Off

  • Texture Streaming Budget: Lowest setting available

  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 2X

  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled

  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low

  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low

  • Spot Shadow Detail: Off

  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled

  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled

  • Model Detail: Low

  • Effects Detail: Low

  • Impact Marks: Low

  • Ragdoll: Low

Apex Legends best settings: Nvidia Control Panel

Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Add: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Apex Legends and select r5apex.exe

  • Image Sharpening: NVIDIA recommended (Sharpen: 0.50 Ignore Film Grain: 0.17)

  • Anisotropic filtering: Application-controlled

  • Antialiasing - FXAA: Off

  • Antialiasing - Gamma correction: On

  • Antialiasing - Mode: Application-controlled

  • Antialiasing - Transparency: Off

  • Background Application Max Frame Rate: Off

  • CUDA - GPUs: All

  • Max Frame Rate: Off

  • Monitor Technology: G-Sync

  • Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA): Off

  • OpenGL rendering GPU: Auto-Select

  • Power management mode: Prefer maximum Performance

  • Preferred Refresh rate: Highest available

  • Shader Cache: On

  • Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: On

  • Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias: Allow

  • Texture filtering - Quality: High Performance

  • Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization: On

  • Threaded optimization: On

  • Triple buffering: Off

  • Vertical Sync: Off

  • Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Nvidea GeForce Experience

  • Settings > General > In-Game Overlay: Off

  • Settings > Shield > Gamestream: Off

AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open AMD Radeon Settings > Gaming > Select ROE

  • Anti-aliasing Mode: Use application settings

  • Anti-aliasing Method: Multisampling

  • Morphological Filtering: Off

  • Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Use Application settings

  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance

  • Surface Format Optimization: On

  • Wait for Vertical Refresh: Always off

  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off

  • Shader Cache: On

  • Tessellation Mode: Override application settings

  • Maximum Tessellation Level: Off

  • AMD FreeSync: AMD optimized

  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.