The best Apex Legends configuration for low-end PCs

While it is true that practicing skills plays a fundamental role in your Apex Legends skills, you will also... Maria | 10. January 2023

While it is true that practicing skills plays a fundamental role in your Apex Legends skills, you will also need to make sure that you have optimized all the game settings so that your team works in the best possible way.

If you’re a PC gamer, you know what we’re talking about. Even the smallest detail in the game settings can make the difference between victory and defeat. That said, even if your PC is not the newest, there are settings that you can use to improve FPS, reduce lag and improve the overall game experience.

Best Apex Legends settings for low-end PCs

In-game settings

Newer, low-end PCs may be able to run Apex decently, but those older ones would, no doubt, be showing their age. If this is your case, upgrading your PC might be a last resort option.

Before you upgrade to a newer PC, we suggest you apply the following settings to improve your gaming experience:

  • Display Mode: Full Screen
  • Aspect Ratio: Native Aspect Ratio
  • Resolution: Native Resolution

Note that while the settings above can provide a few more FPS in Apex Legends, they may not be enough for older low-end PCs.

Undoubtedly, the native resolution is the best option to ensure visual quality in the game. You will get a higher FPS by reducing the resolution, but the game will look worse. The only gamers who tend to reduce the resolution are those who want to play in Apex at an enlarged resolution or cannot achieve smooth FPS even at low settings.

V-Sync: Disabled

In most FPS games, it is advisable to disable V-Sync, as this consumes many PC resources and introduces a slight input lag.

As with any FPS game, milliseconds matter too much in Apex, so you don’t want to add some delay to this equation.

Anti-Aliasing: Disabled

Anti-Aliasing smokes out the sharp edges of character models and the overall environment in Apex, i.e., it makes the game look more realistic.

Similarly, Anti-Aliasing is a setting that consumes a lot of resources, so it is not recommended to activate it if we want to have more FPS.

Texture Streaming Budget: Low or Medium

The VRAM of your GPU will be the factor that will determine the best texture streaming budget option for your PC. Therefore, even if you have more than 6GB of VRAM, it is recommended to have this option at the lowest possible level for the best performance.

Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 2X

Texture Filtering can be set to Anisotropic 2X or disabled completely. This setting does not consume so many resources on your PC, so you could use it to make the game look slightly better.

But if you are looking for more FPS, we recommend disabling the option.

Ambient Occlusion Quality: Low

Setting the Ambient Occlusion Quality to Low will immediately make you notice a visual difference in the game.

With this, the game will look a little darker and less colorful, but you can get some FPS out of it.

  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low
  • Point Shadow Detail: Off
  • Dynamic Focal Shadows: Off

These shadow settings are considered essential in CS:GO, as it is a video game that tends to be a bit slower, so shadows can help spot enemies.

However, because of the nature of Apex Legends and the game’s speed, taking advantage of shadows is practically impossible, so you will lose almost nothing, competitively speaking, if you turn them off.

  • Volumetric Illumination: Off
  • Model detail: Low
  • Effects detail: Low
  • Impact Marks: Low
  • Ragdoll Low

It all depends on the performance of your PC. You can try turning them all to medium to get better visual results. However, any value above medium could directly affect your performance, i.e. lower the FPS.

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