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Apex Legends Settings Optimization

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The battle royale of Apex Legends came almost out of nowhere, and the debut was incredibly successful. The game was created by Titanfall series developers Respawn Entertainment and published by EA. Apex Legends is free to play on PC, current and past generations of PlayStation and Xbox.

The game is built on a modified version of the Source engine, so everything is fine with optimization here, and you will immediately feel it. But if you still run into some problems, we have prepared a selection of the best Apex Legends settings. In addition, as in other similar guides, other optimization tips are included here.

To get started, make sure your system meets the minimum and preferably recommended Apex Legends system requirements. Otherwise, performance problems are almost inevitable, although these tips can still help you.

Minimum system requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: quad-core processor Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / AMD Radeon HD 7700
  • Disk space: 30 GB

Recommended system requirements

Apex Legends Settings Optimization
  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3579K or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Disk space: 30 GB

PC Settings

Looking to play Apex Legends on a laptop? Then be sure to switch the power mode to “Maximum performance”. Also make sure you have all your drivers up to date, especially your graphics card drivers – NVIDIA and AMD usually release new drivers for major releases that seriously optimize your system.

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, we also recommend following these optimization steps. Please note that not all of these settings may be available to you.

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and go to the section Manage 3D settings.
  2. Select tab Software settings and find Apex Legends. If you can’t find the game in the menu, click Add and try to find it there (if it’s not there again, try starting the game and closing it).
  3. On the menu Preferred GPU, select your NVIDIA discrete graphics card. So the game will not use the built-in video card, which many players had problems with.
  4. Set parameter Pre-prepared virtual reality footage to value 1.
  5. Set parameter Monitor Technology into meaning G-SYNC (if this option exists).
  6. Set parameter Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration into meaning Single display performance mode.
  7. Set parameter Power management mode into meaning Best performance mode preferred.
  8. Set parameter Texture Filtering – Quality into meaning Performance.
  9. Disable Vertical sync pulse.
  10. Enable option Streaming optimization.
  11. Set parameter Preferred refresh rate into meaning Highest Available.
  12. Apply changes and go to section Adjusting the size and position of the desktop
  13. Check box Overriding the scaling mode set for games and applications and click Apply.

Optimizing graphics settings

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Now let’s start optimizing the settings of the game itself. Here are our settings, but if you wish, you can make your own changes to them.

  1. Launch Apex Legends.
  2. Open the settings page by clicking on the gear icon in the lower right corner.
  3. Click on tab Video.
  4. Set parameter Display mode into meaning In full screen.
  5. Set parameter Permission according to your monitor’s native resolution.
  6. Set parameter Vert. Synchronization into meaning Off.
  7. Parameter Smoothing set to value TSAA. Turning it off completely does not give a serious increase in frame rate (only about 2-3%).
  8. Set parameter Texture quality into meaning High.
  9. Set parameter Texture filtering into meaning Anisotropic filtering 4X.
  10. Set parameter Ambient shading quality into meaning Low. It greatly affects performance.
  11. Set parameter Coverage of shadows from the sun into meaning Low.
  12. Set parameter Shadow detail (sun) into meaning Low.
  13. Set parameter Shadow detail (spot) into meaning Low.
  14. Set parameter Volumetric lighting into meaning Off
  15. Set parameter Dynamic Shadows (Point) into meaning Off
  16. Set parameter Model quality into meaning Average.
  17. Set parameter Model quality into meaning Average.
  18. Set parameter Impact marks into meaning Off
  19. Set parameter Physics of bodies into meaning Average.

Windows update optimization

Next, we can take a simple step that will free up some resources:

  1. Open Update and Security on the panel Windows settings.
  2. Click Delivery optimization.
  3. Make sure the setting Allow downloads from other computers disabled.

Disabling OneDrive

We also recommend turning off OneDrive when you’re not using it. Right-click the OneDrive icon on the taskbar and click Close OneDrive.

Discord optimization

If you’re using Discord to communicate while playing, or if it’s just running when you’re playing alone, it can also be quickly optimized. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Discord and go to the page Application settings.
  2. Click on an item Appearance and disable the option hardware acceleration.

Optimizing Google Chrome

If you use Google Chrome, hardware acceleration should also be disabled:

  1. Open Google Chrome and visit the page Settings.
  2. Scroll all the way down and open the tab Additional.
  3. Scroll all the way down again and disable the option Use hardware acceleration (if available).
  4. Restart Google Chrome and close it again.

Cleaning up temporary files

  1. In the search bar enter %localappdata% and press Enter.
  2. Open folder Temp.
  3. Click CTRL+Ato select all files in the folder.
  4. Click Delete on the keyboard to delete temporary files. Skip files that cannot be deleted.
  5. Empty your cart.

You can also use CCleaner – the free version will easily cope with the task.

Now restart your computer and enjoy a fully optimized Apex Legends. We also recommend getting a good gaming monitor, gaming mouse, and gaming headset whenever possible.

A source: www.gamingscan.com

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