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Best audio settings for Apex Legends Season 12

Having the best possible audio settings in Apex Legends can really improve your gameplay and IQ by leaps and bounds.

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In order to maximize your performance in Apex Legends, you’ll need to make sure your audio settings are tuned to perfection. Here are our best Apex Legends audio settings so that you can hear everything in battle.

Getting better at Apex Legends isn’t just about having the right controller layout, increasing your FPS, or even using the meta Legends. Your audio settings are just as important, and they need to be ideal regardless of your platform of choice.

Having said that, we’ve put together the best Apex Legends audio settings you can use to improve the sound in your game.

Best Apex Legends audio settings

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Getting to know audio cues in Apex Legends is so important in gaining a better understanding of what’s going on in the game.

Knowing exactly what Legend’s footsteps you are hearing, what gun is being used, and the sound of each Legend’s abilities will develop your IQ and make you a better player.

For these reasons, we recommend that you use headphones instead of TV/Monitor speakers, as just this change alone will help improve your audio in Apex Legends.

Volume

  • Master Volume: 100%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Dialogue Volume: 50%
  • Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Lobby Music Volume: 0% – 35%
  • Disable Voice Chat: Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off
  • Sound in Background: Off
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Voice Chat

Being able to hear your teammates well is also very important for teamwork. The following settings are only available on PC, as console players will be able to adjust their audio mix for voice chat in the PS/Xbox party settings.

Also, remember that a lot of players use Discord for Voice Chat, so depending on your setup, these settings may be different, especially when considering different microphone qualities.

  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk
  • Open Mic Record Threshold: 785
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume: 100%
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Keeping your Voice Chat Record Mode on Push to Talk is less distracting for other players if there’s background noise and feedback coming through your microphone.

However, sometimes it’s better to have it open if you’re playing with friends and want constant, fluid communication.

The Open Mic Record Threshold should be set lower or at the default depending on the quality of your microphone, as some are more sensitive than others. In our experience though, it’s best to have the setting lower than the default.


Well there you have it, these are the best Apex Legends audio settings for those looking to improve their experience. For more, check out our review of Apex Legends Season 12.

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Crazy Apex Legends glitch adds third-person mode to Season 13

A new Apex Legends glitch is allowing players to change their camera angle from first-person to third during battle royale matches.

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Apex Legends players have found a new glitch that turns the player’s view into third-person for the rest of the match.

Apex Legends is a first-person shooter in its thirteenth season, but as some fans will know, Respawn have played around with a third-person mode in the past, with an LTM and easter egg to activate the perspective in the Firing Range.

With that being said, there is currently no official way to play the game in third-person, unless you are playing Apex Legends Mobile. However, it seems players have found a new glitch that allows them to do so.

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Apex Legends content creator Skeptation highlighted a new glitch that players can perform during matches of battle royale that turns the camera from first-person to third.

In order to perform this glitch, players must have a Valkyrie on their team with the Skyward Dive Ultimate. Then, players will need to sit inside an open Loot Bin and get the Valkyrie to activate their Ultimate on top of it so that they can connect to the Skyward Dive.

Once Valkyrie initiates the launch, the Loot Bin will trap the player and prevent them from taking off, eventually allowing players to just walk around in third-person mode.

The glitch isn’t difficult to do, and while being in third-person may seem like a big advantage, it is very buggy, as the camera actually clips under the map when you slide and you will constantly have a cable attached to you that’s is connected to Valkyrie.

Also, when you ADS in this glitched third-person perspective, it locks your camera. There is also no crosshairs to see where you’re shooting, making it very difficult to play.

If you then connect to Valkyrie’s Ultimate once more after activating the third-person glitch, you will get thrown very fast in a random direction, sometimes clipping you out of the map and subsequently causing you to die.

While it may be fun to try out, we definitely don’t recommend players doing this glitch, especially in the ranked mode, as it could result in you receiving a ban.


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Apex Legends Heirlooms: All Heirlooms & what they do

Apex Legends Heirlooms are some of the most sought-after items in the whole game, but what are they and what do they do?

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The Heirlooms in Apex Legends are very popular rare items that all dedicated players wish to obtain. To understand the demand, let’s get into the details of what they are.

Apex Legends has some pretty cool cosmetics for players to obtain, including the recent addition of Prestige skins. There are plenty of neat cosmetic items that you can use to stylize your weapons and characters.

Heirlooms are the rarest and most prestigious in-game items, and not every Legend has one of them. Let’s go into detail about what they are and what they actually do for you in Apex Legends.

What is an Apex Legend Heirloom?

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An Heirloom is a Legend-specific melee item that Apex Legends players can purchase with Heirloom Shards, which are obtained in Apex Packs.

The reason Heirlooms are so rare is because there is a 1 in 500 chance of receiving Heirloom Shards in an Apex Pack, and only on your 500th pack are you guaranteed the shards.

Further, Heirlooms usually come out during a Collection Event, where players need to collect every item in the event to receive the new Heirloom. However, these can be very pricey.

To calculate how many Apex Packs you have opened, check out our article on how to track your Heirloom progress.

What do Heirlooms do in Apex Legends?

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Heirlooms are strictly cosmetic items that are specific to Legends that currently have them available. They give you new melee animations and sounds, as well as something cool to hold while your weapons are holstered.

These items also have detailed animations when your weapon is holstered, as well as satisfying animations for moving between running, walking, sliding, and crouching.

All Heirlooms in Apex Legends

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There are currently 14 Legends who have Heirlooms in the game, and each of these items is suited to their own distinct sets of abilities.

Here are all the Apex Legends Heirlooms currently in the game:

  1. Rampart – Problem Solver
  2. Wraith – Kunai
  3. Bloodhound – Raven’s Bite
  4. Lifeline – Shock Sticks
  5. Pathfinder – Boxing Gloves
  6. Octane – Butterfly Knife
  7. Mirage – Too Much Witt
  8. Caustic – Death Hammer
  9. Gibraltar – War Club
  10. Revenant – Dead Man’s Curve
  11. Bangalore – Cold Steel
  12. Wattson – Energy Reader
  13. Crypto – Biwon Blade
  14. Valkyrie – Suzaku
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At the time of writing, Valkyrie is the latest character to receive an Heirloom in Apex Legends Season 13. The Suzaku has arrived as part of the Awakening Collection Event.

Although we don’t have official information regarding the next Legend to receive an Heirloom, we have had leaks in the past regarding Loba’s Heirloom, so it could be coming next.


For more Apex Legends, check out everything we know about Season 14.

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When does Control return to Apex Legends?

Control has quickly become one of Apex Legends’ most popular modes, but when is it coming back, and could it be made permanent?

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When Respawn Entertainment added the Control LTM in Season 12 of Apex Legends, few could have predicted how popular it would become. As the mode is limited, many players wonder when it is available.

Apex Legends Season 13 has featured major new content for the battle royale, from updates to Storm Point to big buffs for Lifeline. Despite all that, the return of Control has been on every player’s lips.

The 9v9 mode sees teams fight to capture three control points found on the map, with respawns enabled, unlike normal battle royale.

Since this is a Limited-Time Mode, it’s no surprise that it comes and goes. With that being said, let’s get into the details of when the mode is returning and whether it will become permanent.

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When is Control coming back to Apex Legends?

Control has officially returned to Apex Legends as part of the Awakening Collection Event on June 21, 2022.

As the Awakening Collection Event is set to be removed on July 5, this is also when Control will once again be removed from the game.

The LTM has been updated and given a new map for fans to enjoy, Lava Siphon from World’s Edge. Check out the full patch notes for the LTM in our guide to the Control changes in Season 13.

Although it may be disappointing to hear that it will be removed again, it has returned, many times now and will likely be back in the future, perhaps even in Season 14.

Why was Control removed from Apex Legends?

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Control is a limited-time mode, which means that the mode is only available for a certain amount of time before it is removed from the game.

Control is available for two weeks during the Awakening Collection Event, and it has come and gone a few times now since its introduction in Season 12. This definitely implies that it has the potential to return once again, so don’t get too down about it being removed.

Will Control become a permanent Apex Legends mode?

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Unfortunately, we just don’t know the answer to that, but at the moment, it seems unlikely. Respawn devs have constantly stated that it’s a Limited-Time Mode, and dropped no hints about it sticking around forever.

Still, if there is a big enough audience and fans continue to support the mode, there’s always a chance the devs could make it a permanent fixture of the game, especially as they seem pretty adamant about improving the mode with updates and bug fixes like in the 13.1 update.


That’s everything we know about the return of Control, at least for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep this article updated with any information we get from Respawn.

For more, check out the rare animations for the Apex Legends Valkyrie Heirloom in Season 13.

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