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Best settings for high FPS in Apex Legends

High frames-per-second is one of the main benefits of playing Apex Legends on PC, so here’s how to get the best FPS from your system.

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Your frame rate can affect your chances of victory in an Apex Legends match, and having higher frames per second (FPS) is a benefit for PC players, so here are the best settings to get high FPS from your system.

A high FPS means that the game runs and feels smoother. Not only will the game feel better to play, but your reaction time will be improved, and moving enemies will be easier to hit.

Professional Apex players and streamers spend thousands of dollars building PCs to give them the best performance. Using the optimal settings for your rig, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars upgrading to get a decent FPS.

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Get uncapped FPS without enabling V-Sync in Apex Legends

Although most of the streamers you see will have FPS well into the hundreds, you should shoot for at least 60 as this will provide a stable Apex Legends experience with minimal frame drops.

You can get rid of the FPS cap by adding a command line to Apex Legends’ launch options in Origin. Close the game, and then follow these steps:

  1. Open Origin or Steam.
  2. Right-click Apex Legends in your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends.
  3. Select ‘Game Properties’ on Origin or choose ‘Properties’ on Steam
  4. Head to ‘Game Properties’.
  5. Visit the Advanced Launch Options on Origin or the General tab on Steam
  6. Type “+fps_max unlimited” under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam).
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Best graphics settings to increase Apex Legends FPS

The easiest way to get higher FPS is to turn everything to the lowest possible quality settings, but this can make targeting enemies more obscure.

  • Display Mode – Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio – Native monitor resolution (probably 16:9, 1080p)
  • Resolution – Native monitor resolution.
  • Field of View – Personal preference
  • Color Blind Mode – Personal preference
  • V-Sync – Disabled
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target – Set to 0
  • Adaptive Supersampling – Greyed out
  • Anti-Aliasing – Off
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Medium or lower
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic 2X
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Medium or lower
  • Sun Shadow Coverage – Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail – Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail – Low
  • Volumetric Lighting – Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows – Disabled
  • Model Detail – Medium or lower
  • Effects Detail – Medium or lower
  • Impact Marks – Medium or lower
  • Ragdolls – Medium or lower

Some settings will have a great effect on your game’s FPS more than others, such as Ambient Occlusion Quality. Many of these will depend on the power of your rig, graphics card, and VRAM.

While setting everything to low/disabled (except V-Sync) is best for frames in Apex Legends, you can probably set some of these to “medium” if your rig is powerful enough.

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Optimize your Discord

Discord is commonly used by Apex Legends to communicate with their teammates in the middle of a match. While it works great, you can further optimize it to improve the FPS on Apex. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Head to the Settings menu
  3. Click the Overlay tab and ensure ‘Enable in-game overlay’ is unchecked
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You can also turn off Hardware Acceleration, which’s at the bottom of the Appearance tab. This will keep Discord from using your graphics card to accelerate the software’s speed and grant you a few more FPS in-game.

If you are looking to upgrade your system, check out our guide on how to buy an NVIDIA RTX 3000 series GPU.

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Apex Legends dev responds to Season 9 triggering ‘the fear of glitter’

An Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ and epilepsy can’t play Season 9, and devs said they’re taking the issue seriously.

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After an Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ – the fear of glitter – and epilepsy explained how the new Bocek Bow prevents them from playing Season 9, a dev said they’re taking the issue seriously.

An Apex Legends player has long been suffering from ‘sparkalaphobia,’ the fear of glitter, but it’s come to a head after the Bocek Bow has triggered epileptic seizures. In a Reddit post on May 6, the player explained to Respawn Entertainment that Season 9 is the first season they “can’t truly play,” as the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer in a way that triggers their epilepsy.

Sparkalaphobia is defined as the fear of glitter, but for Reddit user sky-m1n, it’s their epilepsy that gives them the fear. “It’s not the glitter I’m afraid of,” described sky-m1n. “But the overexposure of light that’s the issue.”

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In a Reddit post explaining the problem to Apex’s devs, they said, “I can stare at a static image no problem, give me a white noise channel and I’m fine, Christmas ornament sure too, but once you flicker a halogen while it rotates, the reflections start to hurt.”

sky-m1n then described how when a seizure is triggered, you get a “sudden tense sensation rushing behind your skull,” a burning image in your eyes, and a “snapping of your neck from the jerk.”

“Then it hits you, brain.exe gets deleted and you stare into the abyss as if blindness took over,” they continued. “The worst is that with brain.exe dead, your body can forget to breathe and you drown in lifelessness until it all comes back. That’s what scares me.”

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How this relates to Apex Legends Season 9 is the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer with a pulsing yellow light when they’re on the ground or embedded in a surface. “I feel uneasy, the pulse gets under my skin and the more arrows there are, the more uncomfortable it becomes,” sky-m1n described.

It sometimes gets to the point that sky-m1n has to force close the game and cradle themself as they “can feel like an epileptic seizure coming.”

The post received a ton of attention on Reddit, and Respawn Entertainment’s director of comms, Ryan K. Rigney, responded to the thread. He said “never even heard of this before, but I think we ought to take it seriously. Letting the team know.”

Hopefully the devs are quick to address this issue so that sky-m1n and other players with epilepsy can continue to enjoy Apex Legends in Season 9.

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Unreleased Apex Legends Legacy Valkyrie skins revealed by dataminers

Apex Legends Season 9: legacy saw the introduction of new Legend, Valkyrie and dataminers have already found some new recolors for her skins.

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Apex Legends’ newest addition hasn’t been out for long, as the Legacy update was released on May 4th. However, dataminers have still managed to find further upcoming content for the new character, including some interesting recolors of some Apex Legends Valkyrie skins.

Since the release of Season 9: Legacy, players have been enjoying the new content for Apex Legends, like the new Arenas mode, Infested Olympus, and the Bocek Bow.

Apart from the server issues on release day, the latest Legend, Valkyrie, has been available for fans to experience, bringing a new dimension to the game’s roster. Dataminers have been quick to explore the new code, revealing some of the new Legends’ upcoming skin recolors.

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The new update has allowed dataminers to provide fans with some interesting insights into upcoming Apex Legends content. They have revealed two future events, Origins and Arenas Flash, and presented 3 new recolors for Valkyrie’s base skins.

Apex Legends Valkyrie skins & recolors

Dataminer @Shrugtal is the one responsible for these new leaks, as well as the Revenant heirloom that was also revealed recently.

The skin recolors revealed are for these base Legendary skins:

  • Military Grade
  • Assure Blessing
  • Titan Tested

When will the recolors come out?

It’s unsure when players will be able to purchase these recolors, especially as these are just leaks and anything datamined is subject to change, as it has not yet been announced or revealed by Respawn Entertainment in an official capacity.

However, we know that skin recolors are usually available to purchase in the exclusive store with Legend Tokens if you have the correct base skin.

For more information on Valkyries Legendary and Epic skins, check out our article detailing them and all of the exciting looks that they will be bringing to the battle royale game for the latest character to join its roster.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated via Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the new option to report players for “smurfing.”

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Apex Legends devs address Season 9 loot issues

Various Apex Legends players have noticed some issues with the loot following the Season 9 update, and Respawn have responded to this.

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Respawn respond to loot issues in Apex legends season 9

While Apex Legends Season 9 brought a ton of new content to the battle royale, it also faced major server outages and various problems with in-game loot that Respawn Entertainment is investigating.

The Apex Legends Legacy update added a huge amount of new content being to the game. The update brought a brand-new battle pass, a new Legend named Valkyrie3v3 mode Arena, and a host of patch notes.

However, it also brought a host of server issues that kept players from logging into the battle royale. Now, there are other problems with the in-game loot, and Respawn Entertainment is looking into it.

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Popular streamer Daltoosh discussed the Legacy update on Twitter and pointed out a notable decrease in the number of in-game backpacks and rare armors. Many of the commenters claimed to have noticed the same thing.

This led to a response from Apex Legends’ Producer, Josh Medina, who reassured fans that he’d have “folks check out the loot.” Respawn made very various changes to the loot pool due to the new starter kits.

The new kits will spawn you in with a level 1 shield, knockdown shield, and helmet, along with two syringes and two shield cells. The level 1 armor has been made much rarer, while level 1 helmets and knockdown shields have been removed.

It’s possible that this may have caused some unintentional changes to the in-game backpacks and the frequency of higher shield levels as well.

Unfortunately, players of the battle royale will have to put up with this problem in Apex Legends Season 9 until a fix is found. That said, it’s at least encouraging to hear that the developers are aware of it and are working on a solution.

For more on Apex Legends, stay updated on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on all the weapon buffs and nerfs for the Legacy update or how dataminers have uncovered an upcoming Flash Event for the new Arenas game mode.

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