Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, and if you’re looking to gain an advantage over your opponents or keep up with players using mouse and keyboard, then this controller layout may give you a leg up on the enemy.
Apex Legends Season 13: Saviors has brought a variety of changes and new content to the battle royale. With Ranked Leagues getting a major overhaul, and the new Defensive Legend Newcastle keeping things interesting in the Legend meta, having the best possible controller layout on the game is more important than ever.
While mastering your Legend, perfecting your aim, and learning spots are all supremely important in the hunt for victories, movement is king in Apex Legends. It can be the difference between winning a gunfight or heading back to the lobby disappointed.
Whether you’re using a controller or keyboard, making sure you have the right button layout is extremely important if you hope to become a movement master.
For those using customized controllers like Scuf, button layout may not be as much of an issue, as these controllers have much more freedom than the regular stock controllers.
Apex Legends best controller settings
- Button Layout: Evolved
- Stick Layout: Default
- Interact/ReloadButton: Tap to Use and Reload
- Crouch Button: Toggle
- Aim Button: Hold
- Survival Slot Button: On
- Trigger Button Deadzones: None
- Menu Cursor Speed: Around halfway or more
For those using standard controllers to play, the best layout to master movement is the Evolved setting. This layout changes your crouch to the right stick and your jump to the left bumper.
Having your crouch on the right stick will allow you to crouch spam, a very important move when it comes to winning fights in Apex Legends. Although this will take some getting used to, as keeping your aim on point while crouch spamming is fairly difficult, once you are comfortable with it you will see an instant improvement in your mobility.
Evolved will also change your jump button to the left bumper, which again will take some getting used to, however, the freedom to jump, climb, and stay mobile while keeping your thumb on the right stick is vital to improving your game in Apex Legends.
Movement / Aiming
- Look Sensitivity: 5
- Look Sensitivity (ADS): 4
- Per Optic Settings: On
- Response Curve: Classic
- Look Deadzone: None / Small
- Movement Deadzone: Small
- Inverted Look: Off
- Vibration: On
- Advanced Look Controls: Off
As for the Movement / Aiming section in the settings, we’ve found that the Classic Response Curve is the best all-around and feels most comfortable in-game. It’s also important to have your Look Deadzone at a minimum so either None or Small depending on your stick drift.
We’ve opted for Vibration On, but a lot of players may find it easier to have it Off if they feel it is affecting their ability to control recoil. Advanced Look Controls gives the player much more advanced customization options that a player will need to spend a lot of time with in order to perfect, which can be beneficial. However, we find the default options enough to get the most out of your aim and movement.
Of course, these settings are a great template for players, but you will most likely want to play around with the Look Sensitivity and ADS Sensitivity until you find what works for you.
- Button Hints: On
- Crosshair Damage Feedback: Off
- Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty: On
- Auto-Sprint: Off
- Double-Tap Sprint: Off
- Jetpack Control: Hold
There are a lot of Gameplay settings in Apex Legends, but these are the most relevant for optimizing performance on Controller. First off, we think it’s beneficial for Button Hints to be On, as new players may want to be reminded of how to perform certain actions.
Having said that, more experienced players may want to switch this setting and Crosshair Damage Feedback Off to reduce HUD clutter. For Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty, we feel having this setting On means players don’t have to worry about swapping weapons manually when they run out of ammo mid-fight. This will automatically switch your weapon so you can focus on getting the kill.
Some players like Auto Sprint, especially if their analog sticks are stiff. However, we feel this setting is better switched Off, as it is much easier to walk slowly and make more discreet plays.
For those Valkyrie mains, having your Jetpack Control on Hold makes it much easier to make quick escapes and movements with your Jetpack than Toggle.
Does FOV affect controller aim?
Field of View or FOV can definitely affect a player’s aim on controller. It’s beneficial to have this setting higher than the default value of 70, as it can increase the amount you see around you. However having it too high can affect a player’s aim negatively, as it reduces the size of objects and enemies that are far away.
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With that being said, there’s definitely a sweet spot for controller players, but ultimately this setting is a preference and players will need to figure out what works best for them.
If you’d like to know what the sweet spot for FOV in Apex Legends is, check out our guide on the best FOV for Apex Legends.
For those enjoying Apex Legends on PC, check out our piece on the best settings for the battle royale on PC.
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Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option
Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.
In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.
Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.
You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.
Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.
This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.
Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.
The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.
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At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.
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When did Apex Legends come out?
Apex Legends has become one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but when did it first release?
Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales in the world, but when did it come out? Here’s everything you need to know about the game’s original release date.
From PUBG to Fortnite, Apex Legends to Warzone, the battle royale genre has truly dominated the gaming scene for the last five years. In fact, the mode has become so important to shooters that games that launch without one are viewed as missing a vital component.
Each battle royale brings its own spin to the genre, capturing the imagination of players looking for new experiences. For Fortnite, building set it apart from its opponents, while Warzone’s use of class loadouts made it different from anything else on the market.
For Apex Legends, the use of characters with special and unique abilities meant that nothing else on the market could match its high-octane action, and unsurprisingly, thousands still jump on and play years after its launch. But when did Apex Legends actually release?
When did Apex Legends release?
Apex Legends released on February 4, 2019, and was available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Since then, the developers have released next-gen versions of the game for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, offering upgraded graphics and performance thanks to the power of the new consoles.
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Developers Respawn Entertainment also targeted the portable gaming market too, releasing Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.
When did Apex Legends Mobile come out?
Apex Legends Mobile was released on May 17, 2022, and is available on both iOS and Android devices.
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After finding huge success on consoles and PC, Respawn decided it was time to let Apex players fight victories wherever they are. The game was first released in a limited number of regions but is available worldwide now.
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Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes: Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg, bug fixes, more
Apex Legends has a brand-new 1.99 patch which brings bug fixes and new interactive Easter Egg for Lifeline’s Clinic.
Respawn Entertainment have dropped a new patch for Apex Legends Season 13, which includes a variety of changes and even interactive objects for Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
The Apex Legends 1.99 patch is small, but for those who are interested, here are the patch notes for the update.
Lifeline’s Clinic Easter Egg
This patch is very small, and Respawn Entertainment haven’t actually revealed patch notes for what the update actually brought to the game. However, thanks to dataminer Kralindo, we have information on what the update has done.
One of the most interesting changes in the patch is the addition of interactive objects in Lifeline’s Town Takeover.
In Lifeline’s Clinic, players can now play the drums, guitar, and more. Interacting with these objects will play audio, which is a little Easter Egg for Lifeline’s previous occupation as a punk band drummer, hence her drum sticks Heirloom.
Apex Legends 1.99 patch notes
Although there are no official patch notes for the Apex Legends 1.99 patch, luckily Kralindo has gone through the game’s code and figured out some of the changes.
There may be more changes server-side, but here are all the changes Kralindo managed to see:
- Some small Newcastle tactical changes, most likely bug fixes
- Lifeline town takeover interactive objects activated
- 500 Apex Coins enabled in the store (via playlist)
- Really small change for the Replicator
That’s all for the Apex Legends Season 13 1.99 patch. For more, check out how the ranked reset works.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
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