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NICKMERCS reveals his best Apex Legends settings and sensitivity

Struggling to find the right settings in Apex Legends? Streamer NICKMERCS recently revealed his Apex Legends settings that help him dominate.

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In a game like Apex Legends, sometimes the difference between life and death can be as small as having your settings and sensitivity adjusted slightly wrong, and streamer NICKMERCS has shared his setup with the hope of giving players an extra edge.

When you’re trying to compete with the very best in Apex Legends, the importance of having the right settings can’t be overstated. As you climb further to the top, the margin for error only gets smaller, and players will do anything they can to give themselves an advantage.

NICKMERCS recently declared that was enjoying Apex Legends more than Warzone and that he would be taking a break from the Call of Duty battle royale. He’s taken his new game quickly, and he’s made a video showing off how he adjusts his settings for maximum effectiveness.

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Settings

NICKMERCS Apex Legends settings

In a recent video, NICKMERCS notes that settings ultimately come down to personal preference.

However, he feels that there are certain things that should become staples for players looking to compete with the Apex elite.

You can find NICKMERCS Apex Legends settings below:

  • Interact Prompts Style – Compact
  • Button Hints – On
  • Crosshair Damage Feedback – X w/Shield Icon
  • Damage Numbers – Stacking
  • Ping Opacity – Faded
  • Obituaries – On
  • Minimap Roataion – On
  • Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty – On
  • Auto-Sprint – On
  • Double-Tap Sprint – Off
  • Jetpack Control – Toggle
  • Incoming Damage Feedback – 3D
  • Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting Menu – Off
  • Hop-Up Pop-UP – On
  • Streamer Mode – Killer Only
  • Anonymous Mode – Enabled
  • Usage Sharing – Disabled
  • Performance Display – On
  • Club Invites – Disabled
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NICKMERCS accessibility settings

  • Colour Blind Mode – Off
  • Subtitles – Off
  • Enable Access Chat Features – Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text – Off
  • Play Incoming Text Chat as Speech – Off

NICKMERCS controller settings

  • Stick Layout – Default
  • Interact/Reload Button – Tap to Use and Reload
  • Crouch Button – Toggle
  • Aim Button – Hold
  • Survival Slot Button – On
  • Trigger Deadzones – Moderate
  • Look Sensitivity – High (4)
  • Look Sensitivity ADS – Default (3)
  • Response Curve – Classic
  • Look Deadzone – Small
  • Movement Deadzone – Small
  • Inverted Look – Off
  • Vibration – Off
  • Custom Look Controlls – Off
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NICKMERCS Apex Legends video settings

  • Display Mode – Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9 (Native)
  • Resolution – 1920 x 1080 (Native)
  • Field of View – 110
  • FOV Ability Scaling – Enabled
  • Sprint View Shake – Minimal
  • V-Sync – Disabled
  • NVidia Reflex – Enabled + Boost
  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target – 0
  • Anti-aliasing – None
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Medium (3GB VRAM)
  • Texture Filtering – Bilinear
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Disabled
  • Sun Shadow Coverage – Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail – Low
  • Volumetric Lighting – Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows – Disabled
  • Model Detail – Low
  • Effects Detail – Low
  • Impact Marks – Disabled
  • Ragdolls – Low

NICKMERCS Apex Legends audio settings

  • Master Volume – 68%
  • Voice Chat Record Mode – Open Mic
  • Open Mic Record Threshold – 0
  • Incoming Voice Chat Volume – 82%
  • Sound Effects Volume – 100%
  • Dialogue Volume – 100%
  • Music Volume – 28%
  • Lobby Music Volume 45%
  • Sound in Background – Off
  • Play Incoming Text as Speech – Off
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Text Chat – Off

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Image credits: Respawn / NICKMERCS

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Overpowered Apex Legends double pump glitch returns in Season 14

Apex Legends players have discovered the return of the double pump glitch in Season 14, creating controversy in the community.

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The infamous double pump glitch has returned in Apex Legends Season 14, leaving players worried about people abusing the bug.

The Apex Legends Season 14 update brought a variety of changes to the game, giving dataminers a new game version to sift through and find details around the potential Season 15 Legend.

As the update brought so much new content and changes, it’s normal for new bugs and glitches to show up, which players have seen with the unlimited loot exploit.

However, players have now discovered that the infamous double pump glitch has returned, making the Peacekeeper and Sentinel even more deadly for those who abuse the bug.

Apex Legends content creator Mokeysniper brought the return of the double pump glitch to the community’s attention on August 18, posting a video of it in action.

The glitch allows players to shoot the Peacekeeper and Sentinel much faster than they should be able to, giving those who use the glitch an unfair advantage over others.

The glitch is done by shooting, reloading, swapping to your secondary, and swapping back very quickly. If players are able to get the timing right, they can repeat this process to shoot the Peacekeeper/Sentinel in a ridiculously fast manner.

This is clearly a glitch that needs to be addressed and resolved quickly by Respawn, as if it starts to be abused by players, it could create chaos.

In the comments of the Twitter post, there are a few videos of players showing them doing it in-game, which is a worrying sign. Some are very worried about it being absued, with one comment saying “I actually hate that you guys post this kinda s***. It’s always super sick to deal with some broken weird s*** in ranked.”

Hopefully, Respawn can get a fix out for this as soon as possible, much like they were able to do for the accidental removal of tap strafing.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards: August 2022

Here’s how you can get the Vantage Troop Leader Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin and bundle during the month of August in 2022.

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A new skin is available to Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription in August 2022. Here’s how you can get Vantage’s Troop Leader Apex Legends Twitch Prime bundle for yourself.

Respawn Entertainment and Amazon have a collaboration that involves releasing a set of Apex Legends Prime Gaming skins throughout the game’s seasons. These are available exclusively for Twitch Prime members. 

Every month brings another skin for fans to enjoy, and it’s the brand-new Season 14 Legend Vantage‘s turn to get one for the month of August. If you have a Prime Gaming subscription, then you can get the Vantage “Troop Leader” Epic skin.

Here’s what you need to do to get the newest Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin.

Vantage Twitch Prime Troop Leader skin release date

Vantage’s Troop Leader Twitch Prime Gaming skin for Apex Legends is available from August 18 to September 15.

Players have roughly a month to claim the Skin before the next Legend gets an exclusive Prime Gaming cosmetic after August 18.

What’s in Apex Legends August Prime Gaming drop?

Vantage’s August Prime Gaming skin will be of Epic rarity and it comes alongside other items. The devs have also offered players a banner and weapon skin with this Twitch Prime drop.

  • Troop Leader – Epic Vantage skin
  • Overachiever – Flatline weapon skin
  • All Patched Up – Vantage Banner Frame

How to claim Vantage’s Troop Leader bundle in Apex Legends

Vantage’s new Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin will be available for free to Prime members throughout August all the way till September 15. You must visit the Prime Gaming website and link your active Amazon Prime membership account to your EA account.

Here’s the full process:

  1. Log in to the Prime Gaming website.
  2. Make sure your Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts are linked.
  3. Visit the “Apex Legends” section.
  4. Click “Claim Now” on the “Wraith Fleur De Lethal Bundle” when you see it.
  5. Link your EA and Prime Gaming accounts if asked.
  6. Load up the game and you should get a notification letting you know you have claimed the bundle.

Alternatively, you can start a free trial with Prime to claim it right away. This way, you won’t need to have an active membership to get your hands on the Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin.

Follow these instructions, and the new Epic Vantage skin will become available in your in-game inventory.


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Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment / Prime Gaming

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Weird Apex Legends glitch spawns unlimited loot for players

A new Apex Legends glitch has been discovered that provides players with unlimited loot from one Loot Bin.

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An Apex Legends player has discovered a very weird bug that spawns unlimited loot when playing in Season 14.

The Apex Legends developers are constantly looking to improve the player experience by introducing new content and fixing issues the community is experiencing. Just recently, the devs even introduced a quality of life change which made many controller players happy.

Unfortunately, Apex Legends is not immune to bugs and issues, with the launch of Season 14 prompting some new glitches like characters having the wrong abilities and players not receiving rewards for leveling up.

Now, Apex Legends content creator Skeptation has found a new glitch in the Battle Royale which ultimately allows players to exploit Loot Bins to spawn unlimited items.

Skeptation explains how this glitch works in his August 18 YouTube video, stating that when players stand on top of and open a Loot Bin that has a wall behind it, the Loot Bin will close completely after the player has taken the loot inside of it.

If you open the Loot Bin again, it will be completely empty. This is obviously a good trick for covering your tracks and trolling teammates who are looking for loot, however, Skeptation noticed that on some occasions something “weirder” happens.

When messing around with the bug, Skeptation noticed that sometimes the Loot Bin would refresh and spawn more loot after performing the glitch.

Skeptation does say that although he is “not sure what triggers it,” if someone is able to figure out how to do it consistently it would be “broken.”

If this becomes a major issue and players are attempting and being successful with this unlimited loot glitch, perhaps it will provoke Respawn to come up with a fix.


For more, check out Apex Legends Season 14 player’s creepy Firing Range realization.

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