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Best Apex Legends Settings for PC, Xbox, and Playstation

The settings you need!

Similar to any other competitive Battle Royale game, you will need the best visual, framerate, and audio settings to excel in Apex Legends. To achieve this, you will need to tweak and tone down several unwanted parameters like Anti-AliasingVolumetric Lighting, and Incoming Voice Chat Volume from the in-game settings.

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So, here is a list of the best overall, balanced settings for Apex Legends for each platform.

Best Apex Legends Settings for PC Platform 

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Gameplay Settings

Interact Prompt StyleCompact
Button HintsOn
Crosshair Damage FeedbackOff
Damage NumbersStacking
Ping OpacityFaded
Minimap RotationOn
Weapon Auto Cycle on EmptyOn
Auto SprintOff
Double Tap-SprintOff
Jetpack ControlHold
Incoming Damage Feedback2D/3D (Both)
Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting MenuOff
Hop-up Pop-upOff
Streamer ModeAccording to your choice
Anonymous ModeAccording to your choice
Usage SharingDisabled
Performance DisplayOn
Club InvitesDisabled

Accessibility Settings

Color Blind ModeTritanopia (If required)
Subtitle Size-
Enable Accessible Chat FeaturesOff
Convert Incoming Voice To Chat TextOff
Play Incoming Text Chat As SpeechOff

Video Settings

Display ModeFull - Screen
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Native)
Resolution1920 X 1080
BrightnessAccording to your choice
Field of View110
Sprint View ShakeMinimal

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Video Settings - Advanced

Adaptive Resolution FPS Target0
Anti-Aliasing None
Texture Streaming BudgetMedium (3GB V-RAM)
Texture FilteringAnisotropic 2X
Ambient Occlusion QualityDisabled
Sun Shadow CoverageLow
Sun Shadow DetailLow
Spot Shadow DetailDisabled
Volumetric LightingDisabled
Dynamic Spot ShadowsDisabled
Model DetailLow
Effects DetailLow
Impact MarksLow

Customization in Autoexec.cfg

Apart from the in-game video settings, you can also change some parameters for better optimization in the Autoexec file. By default, you can find the file Installed Drive\Installed Directory Folder\ Steam\steamapps\common\Apex Legends\cfg\autoexec.cfg

Open the file with any text editor like Notepad or WordPad and replace it with the given values. Save the file before closing it. 

Mouse/Keyboard Settings

Mouse Sensitivity1.6 (800 DPI)
Mouse AccelerationOff
Mouse InvertOff
Lighting EffectOff

Mouse/Keyboard Settings - Keybinds

Move ForwardW
Move BackwardS
Move LeftA
Move RightD
SprintLeft Shift
Crouch(Hold)Left Ctrl
Tactical AbilityQ
Ultimate AbilityZ
Alternate InteractX
AttackLeft Mouse Button
Toggle Fire ModeB
Aim Down Sight(Toggle)-
Aim Down Sight(Hold)Right Mouse Button
MeleeY (According to your choice)
Cycle Weapon-
Equip Weapon 11
Equip Weapon 22
Holster Weapons3
Equip GrenadeG
Equip Survival ItemLeft Alt
Use Selected Health Item4
Use Syringe5
Use Medkit6
Use Shield Cell7
Use Shield Battery8
Use Phoenix Kit9
Character Utility KitH
Inspect WeaponT
Open Equip Wheel/Thank YouF1
PingMiddle Mouse Button (Click)
Ping(Enemy Here)F
Ping(Going Here)According to your choice
Ping(Looting Here)According to your choice
Ping(Defending Here)According to your choice
Ping(Watching Here)According to your choice
Ping(Someone's Been Here)According to your choice
Push To Talk(Hold)Caps
Message Match(In Match)Enter
ScreenshotAccording to your choice
Character InfoF2

Audio Settings

Master Volume80-90%
Voice Chat Input DeviceSystem Default
Voice Chat Record ModePush To Talk
Open Mic Record Threshold1300
Incoming Voice Chat Volume80%
Sound Effects100%
Dialogue Volume80%
Lobby Music VolumeAccording to your choice
Sound in BackgroundOff
Play Incoming Text Chat as SpeechOff
Convert Incoming Volume to Text ChatOff

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Best Apex Legends ALC Settings for PlayStation and Xbox Platform

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Controller Settings

Use either Default, Evolved, or Grenadier button layouts. Each one is perfectly fine for both casual and ranked matches.

Stick LayoutDefault
Interact/Reload ButtonTap to use and reload
Crouch ButtonHold
Aim ButtonHold
Survival Slot ButtonOn
L2/R2 Button DeadzonesNone
Menu Cursor SpeedAccording to your choice

Controller Settings - Movement/Aiming

Movement DeadzoneSmall
Inverted LookOff

Controller Settings - ALC

Outer Threshold2%
Response Curve10
Per Optic SettingsOn
Yaw Speed300
Pitch Speed190
Turning Extra Yaw250
Turning Extra Pitch0
Turning Ramp-up Time0%
Turning Ramp-up Delay0%
ADS Yaw Speed130
ADS Pitch Speed85
ADS Turning Extra Yaw30
ADS Turning Extra Pitch30
ADS Turning Ramp-up Time0%
ADS Turning Ramp-up Delay25%

Controller Settings - Per Optic Settings

1x Optic/Iron Sights1.1
2x Optic1.4
3x Optic1.6
4x Optic1.6
6x Optic1.6
8x Optic1.6
10x Optic1.9

Controller Settings - Target Compensation

Target CompensationOn
Melee Target CompensationOn
Target Compensation StyleDefault

Video Settings

Field of View(FOV)106
FOV Ability ScalingDisabled
Sprint View ShakeMinimal

Audio Settings

Master Volume80-90%
Sound Effects Volume100%
Dialogue Volume80%
Music VolumeAccording to your choice
Lobby Music VolumeAccording to your choice
Disable Voice ChatOff
Convert Incoming Voice To Chat TextOff

Remember, you can always tweak and change any sensitivity parameters listed above according to your preference.

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Vignesh Raja started as a Freelancer and became a Full-Time Staff writer at Pro Game Guides in March 2024. He has an engineering degree in IT and was previously a Semi-Professional Apex Legends and Paladins eSports player. His passion for multiplayer games made him pursue a career in writing to share his knowledge about competitive gaming. Nowadays, he spends his time writing guides for Valorant, BitLife, and Roblox. Also, he manages and coaches upcoming BGMI players in his free time to help them thrive in India's competitive eSports scene.

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