NICKMERCS Apex Legends Settings

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NICKMERCS Apex Legends Settings: Controller Binds, Video Settings, and More

Abhimannu Das
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NICKMERCS' Apex Legends settings can serve as a great reference point for controllers players who want to get into the game.
He plays on PC but his controller settings are applicable even for both Xbox and PlayStation players.
It is recommended to try out different response curves on your controller to see what works best for you.

Here are NICKMERCS’ Apex Legends settings that he is currently using on his path to Apex Predator. The Twitch streamer became one of the biggest Warzone content creators to move to Apex Legends recently. He has been playing with TimTheTatman, Cloakzy, and other Apex Legends content creators in a bid to reach Predator. NICKMERCS’ Apex Legends settings should be optimized for anyone coming from Warzone and they can help you adapt to EA’s battle royale. Personal preference is still a factor that you need to consider and copying NICKMERCS’ Apex Legends settings’ may not yield the best results if you are uncomfortable with some of the quality-of-life or sensitivity settings that he uses.

NICKMERCS Apex Legends controller settings

NICKMERCS does not use a custom button or stick layout in Apex Legends. He uses the SCUF Infinity 4PS PRO MFAM.

  • Interact/Reload Button: Tap to Use and Reload

  • Crouch Button: Toggle

  • Aim Button: Hold

  • Survival Slot Button: On

  • Trigger Deadzones: Moderate

NICKMERCS Apex Legends movement and aiming settings

The response curve setting can be customized to your liking and you should try out all of the options to see what feels best depending on your controller. Some players prefer playing with vibration and you may want to turn it on for immersion.

  • Look Sensitivity: High

  • Look Sensitivity: Default

  • Per Optic Settings: Disabled

  • Response Curve: Classic

  • Look Deadzone: Small

  • Movement Deadzone: Small

  • Inverted Look: Off

  • Vibration: Off

NICKMERCS Apex Legends gameplay settings

Most of these settings are self-explanatory but auto-sprint and double-tap sprint settings should be left to personal preference. The ‘Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting Menu’ setting should ideally be turned off as swapping your armor from deathboxes during fights is a key component of Apex Legends and you want to take advantage of it.

Anonymous and streamer modes are used by content creators to avoid getting stream sniped, and you can turn them off if you want other players in the lobby to see your name when you get kills or knocks. Jetpack control is a setting used only by Valkyrie and you may want to toggle the setting based on whether you prefer toggle or hold.

  • Interact Prompt Style: Compact

  • Button Hints: On

  • Crosshair Damage Feedback: X w/ Shield Icon

  • Damage Numbers: Stacking

  • Ping Opacity: Faded

  • Obituaries: On

  • Minimap Rotation: On

  • Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty: On

  • Auto-Sprint: On

  • Double-Tap Sprint: Off

  • Jetpack Control: Toggle

  • Incoming Damage Feedback: 3D

  • Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting Menu: Off

  • Hop-Up Pop-Up: On

  • Streamer Mode: Killer Only

  • Anonymous Mode: Enabled

  • Usage Sharing: Disabled

  • Performance Display: On

  • Club Invites: Disabled

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Video Settings

These settings are applicable only if you are playing on PC. You should also tweak your settings based on your system configuration but Nick plays with his settings turned down for maximum FPS, which means that these settings should be fine for most players with mid-range or premium gaming PCs.

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Resolution: 1920×1080

  • Brightness: 50%

  • Field of View (FOV): 110

  • FOV Ability Scaling: Enabled

  • Sprint View Shake: Minimal

Advanced video settings

  • V-Sync: Disabled

  • NVidia Reflex: Enabled + Boost

  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0

  • Anti-aliasing: None

  • Texture Streaming Budget: 3GB

  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear

  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled

  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low

  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low

  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled

  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled

  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled

  • Model Detail: Low

  • Effects Detail: Low

  • Impact Marks: Disabled

  • Ragdolls: Low

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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.