Having optimal settings on your PC can really make a huge difference when you’re trying to improve your game on Apex Legends. With that being said, here are the best PC Settings for Apex Legends.
With all the settings available for players to customize on PC it can be quite daunting. However, one thing that’s important in all competitive first-person shooters is a high FPS.
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 to get a decent FPS.
- Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 11
- PC requirements
- Get uncapped FPS without enabling V-Sync in Apex Legends
- Best Apex Legends graphics settings for low-end hardware
- Optimize your Discord
Best PC settings for Apex Legends Season 11
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, so using the best Apex Legends settings for High FPS is worth trying out.
Luckily, those on consoles can enjoy a steady 60 FPS on next-gen consoles, with 120 FPS support in the works. However, higher frame rates are much more flexible for those on PC and can even give you the edge over your enemies when using the best Apex Legends settings for high FPS.
It doesn’t take much to run Apex Legends smoothly on your PC, especially with the proper settings.
If you’re interested in the minimum and recommended specs for Apex Legends on PC, do check out our dedicated article on the topic:
This article will ultimately help you understand whether your PC will be able to run Apex Legends and whether your PC can handle the game at its maximum output.
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.
- Open Origin or Steam.
- Right-click Apex Legends in your Game Library and right-click on Apex Legends.
- Select ‘Game Properties’ on Origin or choose ‘Properties’ on Steam
- Head to ‘Game Properties’.
- Visit the Advanced Launch Options on Origin or the General tab on Steam
- Type “+fps_max unlimited” under Command line arguments (Origin) or Launch Options (Steam).
Best Apex Legends graphics settings for low-end hardware
The easiest way to get higher FPS is to turn everything to the lowest possible quality settings, but targeting enemies is 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 significantly influence 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.
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:
- Open Discord.
- Head to the Settings menu.
- Click the Overlay tab and ensure ‘Enable in-game overlay’ is unchecked.
You can also turn off Hardware Acceleration, which is 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.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Steam / Discord
Every confirmed change coming in Apex Legends Season 12
With Apex Legends Season 12 being released soon, players may be wondering what kind of changes the update will bring to the game.
Apex Legends Season 12 is set to launch very soon and we have all of the details on every known change the update will bring to the game.
With every new season of Apex Legends, players expect a heap of changes to come and bring some excitement to the game.
Apex Legends Season 12 was recently announced, and as it is launching soon we thought it would be a great idea to detail all the changes coming in the new update that we know about.
Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie
Like any new season, Apex Legends Season 12 is bringing a brand new Legend to the roster. Mad Maggie will be an Offensive classed Legend with a kit that is built for being fiery and aggressive.
Her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, adding further lore and yet another connection between the Legends. We’ll have to see how strong her kit will be once the season launches on February 8, as Maggie could shake up the meta.
For now, check out our piece on all her abilities.
Season 12 will also be bringing some changes to the beloved Olympus map. Since arriving in Season 7, Olympus hasn’t seen many significant changes. The launch trailer was revealed on January 27, finally giving fans a sneak peek at the crazy update the map will be getting.
It seems an explosion has caused Olympus to teleport and stabilize just above the city that it was previously floating above. Players will now be able to see the city below, as well as a brand new skybox that seems to be more grounded and within the planet’s atmosphere rather than in the sky.
Further, the launch trailer also revealed a new POI as well, and that the explosion has caused objects and buildings to be misplaced all over the map. You may even see some structures and objects from other maps placed on Olympus after this huge phase explosion shown in the trailer.
Legend buffs & nerfs
We will have a much better understanding of Legend buffs and nerfs when the patch notes are released and we will update this article when the information drops.
Having said that, we know that there are plans to bring changes for Crypto and Pathfinder. Crypto has been needing a rework for some time and Pathfinder is still lacking a personalized Passive ability, so perhaps these are changes that we will see in the Season 12 patch.
Apex Legends Anniversary
Apex Legends Season 12 will also celebrate the game’s third anniversary, with login rewards for players and a possible event filled with new skins.
Not much is known about the anniversary celebration apart from the login rewards, but be sure to stay updated with our guide on the event.
New LTM “Control”
Players will finally be getting a brand new LTM in Season 12 called “Control.” This LTM will see teams of nine players battle it out to take control of three objective points. Although there hasn’t been any indication of setting, we could be seeing a variety of POIs used as maps for this mode.
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This mode will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12, but many believe the mode will eventually become permanent, using the three weeks as a play test.
That’s all for the changes coming in Apex Legends Season 12. We will be updating this piece with all the changes when the patch notes are released. For now, be sure to check out the most popular Legends in the current season.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Who is Apex Legends Season 12’s Mad Maggie? Abilities & lore
Apex Legends Season 12 will bring Mad Maggie as a playable Legend, but who is she and what are her abilities?
A lot of Apex Legends players are asking questions about Mad Maggie, especially as she has now been revealed as the Season 12 Legend.
Apex Legends has a lot of lore and character development that even spans from the Titanfall series. Despite not becoming a playable Legend until Season 12, Mad Maggie has been involved in the game’s lore ever since Fuse was introduced.
With the latest Stories from the Outlands video providing players with information regarding why she will be involved in the Apex Games, what will her abilities be and what’s her backstory?
Who is Apex Legends’ Mad Maggie?
Mad Maggie was introduced to players as Fuse’s close friend on Salvo, the home planet of both characters. They grew up together and developed a close bond while fighting for Salvo’s freedom. Fuse broke that friendship when he left Salvo and joined the Apex Games.
Maggie felt betrayed because the Apex Games are run by the same organization that took Salvo, the Syndicate. Fuse’s departure caused a fight between the two that ultimately ended in Fuse losing his arm.
We saw Maggie ambush and ruin Fuse’s debut appearance at the Apex Games by destroying the Kings Canyon map for Season 8’s launch. Maggie was also responsible for the War Games event in the same season, where she took over the games, changing the rules with LTMs and becoming the announcer.
Since then, she has been causing havoc to the Syndicate, who eventually captured and forced her to participate in the games to pay for her crimes.
Apex Legends Mad Maggie abilities
As the new season has only just been announced, we are yet to receive official information regarding Mad Maggie’s kit and abilities. Having said that, the new launch trailer on the Apex Legends YouTube has given fans a much better understanding of her kit, so let’s get into it.
Firstly, Maggie is seen glowing red when around danger in the launch trailer. This could be the Legends Passive ability, which will act similarly to Bangalore’s Passive, Double Time.
When danger is close, it is suspected that Maggie will take reduced damage for a short period of time.
Next, we have Maggie’s Tactical ability, which is some sort of breaching charge that sticks to walls and expells fire through to the other side. This will be great at getting players through doors and buildings.
Lastly, Mad Maggie’s Ultimate was seen being thrown at Fuse in the trailer. It is a large, spikey ball that will knock back Legends and maybe even destroy doors and traps. It will definitely damage those who are in its path and possibly stun them in some way.
Players will likely know more about Mad Maggie’s kit closer to launch. We will make sure to update this piece as the information goes live so stay tuned.
For now, check out the best Apex Legends weapon skins to craft for clean iron sights.
Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends Season 12: Release date, Mad Maggie, Control LTM, more
Apex Legends Season 12 will be arriving soon, and players have finally been given official information regarding the new content.
Apex Legends Season 12 will be bringing loads of new content to the battle royale. For those interested in the release date, new Legend, and more, we’ve got you covered.
Apex Legends is coming to the end of another season, and while players enjoyed a heap of new content in Season 11, including a brand new map, it’s time for even more content to arrive.
- Apex Legends Season 12 release date
- Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie
- New LTM “Control”
- Olympus returns with an update
Apex Legends Season 12 release date
Apex Legends Season 12 will begin on February 8, 2022, and as updates tend to arrive around 12 AM PST/ 1 PM EST/ 6 PM BST, this is when we expect the update to go live.
The launch of the new season will not only mean a new Legend, map updates, and buffs and nerfs, but it also means a ranked reset will also occur, so make sure you get your games in while you still can for Season 11.
Apex Legends Season 12 Legend Mad Maggie
The new Legend for Season 12 will be Mad Maggie, an old friend of Fuse’s who has been forced to participate in the Apex Games as a punishment for her many crimes across the Outlands after being shot down in a dog fight against the Syndicate.
They fell out over Fuse’s choice to join the Apex Games and for Salvo (Fuse and Maggie’s home planet) to become a world owned by the Syndicate, who are also behind the Apex Games.
It seems Maggie is out for vengeance and her relationship with Fuse is bound to be explosive, making things exciting for fans in terms of lore.
If you’re interested in Maggie’s abilities and kit, check out our piece on who Mad Maggie is.
Apex Legends new LTM “Control”
Apex Legends Season 12 will also bring a brand new LTM to the game called “Control.” While there has been a lot of rumors regarding a smaller team-based mode coming to Apex Legends after Arenas, players will finally be getting it in Season 12.
Control will be available for the first three weeks of Season 12 and features two teams of 9 where players will choose their loadout – similarly to how it worked in Season 11’s version of the Holo-day Express LTM.
The two teams will then battle to hold control points with infinite respawns. It isn’t quite clear what maps will be available for this mode, but again, as more information is released we will be sure to update this piece.
Apex Legends’ Olympus returns with an update
Map updates have been teased ahead of Season 12 but now we have official news that Olympus will be returning with changes. The information given in the EA blog on Season 12 states the following: “A new view from Olympus. Something is different about the floating city…but what?”
As players saw from the launch trailer that was released on January 27, Olympus has been teleported and altered due to a phase explosion. The event caused Olympus to fall right down towards the city that it floats above, as well as building parts and other objects being teleported back onto the map, likely changing its landscape and integrity.
Players also found an Instagram ad that gave a sneak peek of the skybox and a new structure we can expect to see.
This will no doubt generate excitement for what map changes are to impact Olympus in Season 12, especially as the map has been out for the duration of Season 11.
That’s all for Apex Legends Season 12, as more information is released make sure to check back on this article for updates. For now, check out how many people are playing Apex Legends.
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