Apex Legends with more FPS – The ideal settings for high frame rates! We explain which settings will give you the best frame rates in Apex Legends and give you further tips to get a few more FPS out of it.
Especially in multiplayer shooters like Apex Legends, many frames per second are important and can make the difference between victory and defeat. Since the new battle royale shooter from Respawn Entertainment comes with very moderate requirements, you can also play the title on older systems. Here we explain which settings will give you the biggest performance boost.
Keep in mind that the best settings vary from system to system. It’s quite possible that you can set some settings higher with your computer and still achieve good frame rates. And if you have an i9 with RTX 2080 Ti, for example, you won’t be able to use the graphics settings as sparingly.
Your goal is usually to achieve as many FPS as the refresh rate of your monitor allows. A 60 hertz monitor can display a maximum of 60 frames per second. More modern monitors usually manage 144 or more. To achieve this, however, you also need a correspondingly powerful computer.
Settings in the game
At this point, we will explain the best options in the settings of the game itself. First, navigate to the “Video” tab. Now set the following options here.
- Display Mode: Full Screen
- Resolution: The native resolution of your monitor
- V-Sync: Disabled
- Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0
- Anti-Aliasing: TSAA or Off
- Texture Streaming Budget: No higher than Medium
- Texture Filter: Anisotropic 2X
- Ambient Occlusion Quality: Low
- Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
- Sun Shadow Detail: Low
- Spot Shadow Detail: Low
- Volumetric Lighting: Disabled
- Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled
- Model Detail: Low or Medium
- Effects Detail: Low or Medium
- Impact Marks: Low or Medium
- Ragdolls: Low or Medium
On Windows, there will be many programs running in the background that you won’t need while playing Apex Legends, which will only steal resources unnecessarily. If you close them before starting the game, you can get a few more frames per second.
Disable Delivery Optimization
- Open the Start menu and navigate to the Windows Update settings.
- Click on “Advanced Options”
- Select “Delivery Optimization”
- Check that “Allow downloads from other PCs” is disabled
Disable One Drive
Right-click on the OneDrive icon in your taskbar and select “Exit”.
- Open Discord and go to user settings
- Go to the “Appearance” tab
- Disable “Hardware acceleration”
- Opens Chrome and navigates to the settings
- Scroll down to the “Advanced” tab
- Make sure that at the very bottom “Use hardware acceleration if available” is turned off
Delete your temporary files
- Search for “%localappdata%” in the start menu
- Open the folder “Temp”
- Delete all files in this folder
Performance tips for Nvidia users
- Open the NVidia Control Panel
- Go to “Manage 3D Settings”
- Open the program settings and search for Apex Legends or adds it manually
- Here, under “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program”, select “NVIDIA High Performance Processor”. This is especially important if you have an onboard graphics chip, as is the case with many notebooks, for example.
Now set the following options:
- Maximum pre-rendered frames: 1
- Monitor Technology: G-SYNC (if available)
- Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration: Single Display performance mode
- Power Management Mode: Prefer maximum performance
- Texture Filter: Performance
- Vertical Sync: Disabled
- Threaded Optimization: On
- Preferred refresh rate: Highest possible
- Accept the settings and go to “Adjust desktop size and position”.
- Check the box “Override scaling mode set by games and programs”. Apply the settings again.
Hope this helps in boosting your Apex Legends FPS! Let us know about your tips in the comments.