Apex Legends

How to Improve the Performance of Apex Legends

Apex Legend Season 10 Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legend is one of the three most popular battle royals currently available in the market. The millions of players that play the game every day vary in system specifications. While the game is well-optimized, there are instances when you may see drops in FPS that leads to stuttering and other performance problems with the game.  It usually happens after a new update that resets the settings of the game. Stick with this post and we will show you how to improve performance of Apex Legend on mid and low range PCs.      

Apex Legends – How to Boost FPS and Improve Performance

Before we move to how to improve the performance of Apex Legends, make sure to check the minimum and recommended system requirements for Apex Legends. If you fail to meet the system requirements of the game, you will be able to play but the performance will be poor. In that case, this guide is even more useful for you.  

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 10 – 64 BitOperating System: Windows 10 – 64 Bit
CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor / Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHzCPU: Intel i5 3570K or similar
HDD: 30 GB exclusive space required for this gameHDD: 30 GB exclusive space required for this game
GPU: Radeon HD 7700 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290

Here are the various system and game optimizations you need to perform to get the most performance in Apex Legends.

Optimization of Settings in Apex Legends

Go through the following step-by-step guide to optimize settings in Apex Legends.

1. Open Apex Legends

2. Go to the Settings

3. Click on the Video Tab and set as per the following:

– Display mode: Fullscreen

– Resolution: Monitor’s native resolution

– V-Sync: Disabled

– Anti-Aliasing: TSAA

– Texture streaming budget: High

– Texture filtering: Anisotropic 4x

– Ambient occlusion quality: Low (This impacts high on overall performance)

– Sun shadow coverage: Low

– Sun shadow: Low

– Spot shadow: Low

– Volumetric lighting: Disabled

– Dynamic spot shadows: Disabled

– Model detail: Medium

– Effects detail: Medium

– Impact marks: Low

– Ragdolls: Medium

Launch Apex Legends in a Clean Boot Environment

A clean boot environment disables all unnecessary tasks and operations of third-party software and you run the OS with only the essential Windows apps. It helps to eliminate any third-party software causing performance problems in Apex Legends. Incidentally, this fix also works for a range of issues with the game like the recent Apex Legends high CPU usage.

Update Your Device Drivers

Outdated or missing device drivers man interrupt in overall performance in Apex Legends. So, always keep your device drivers updated. For this:

1. Visit the device manufacturer’s website

2. Find out the latest version of the driver and then download it

3. Once download, install it on your PC

Updating the driver software regularly is one of the best ways to improve the performance of Apex Legends.

Disable Fullscreen optimization

Disabling full-screen optimization plays a significant role to enhance the performance in Apex Legends. To do this:

1. Open up the file location when the game is saved on your PC. Generally, it will be saved in C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Apex

2. Right-click on Apex Legends.exe and then select Properties

3. Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab.

4. Check a box beside ‘Disable full-screen optimization’ and then click on ‘Apply’

5. Save the changes and click on ‘Apply’

PC Settings

Are you going to play Apex Legends on your laptop? Ensure to set the battery mode on ‘High Performance’ and along with it, make sure all the drivers are updated with the latest version. Check especially the GPU drivers.  

Disable Game DVR in your PC

Sometimes, Windows enables DVR in the Xbox app automatically and that creates game lagging and FPS drop issues. So, it is advisable to disable it if you want to improve the performance of Apex Legends.

1. Open up the Xbox from the desktop

2. If you’re going to open it for the first time, you will need a Microsoft account

3. Then click on the Gear button and open up its Setting

4. Click on the ‘Game DVR’ and turn it off and restart your PC once.

Disable Optimization of Windows Update Delivery

It is very important to disable optimization of Windows Update Delivery. Check out the following steps to disable.

1. Open up the Windows Start Menu

2. Then enter ‘Windows update settings’ and then click on the search result for it

3. Next, click on “Advanced options’

4. Go to ‘Delivery optimization’

5. And make sure to check that ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’ is off.

Clean Up Temporary Files

Cleaning up temporary files is very essential, otherwise, it will take up a few GBs on the system. This is how you can do it:

1. Open up the Run dialog box (Or press Window Key + R)

2. Type ‘%temp%’ and hit enter. Thus, a Temp folder will be opened up

3. Here you need to delete everything (shortcut is to press “Ctrl + A’ and then press “Shift+detele”

With all of these settings, your system will be optimized and you will improve the performance of Apex Legends. Once you complete all the above-mentioned processes, do not forget to restart your computer to apply all these changes.

I am a mechanical engineer in a day job and my passion for gaming led to this website. I enjoy games that have bit of a story depth and mostly single player. One of my favorites is Horizon Zero Dawn. I also dabble in multiplayer, but not battle royals, mostly because I am not good at it. Occasionally, I do enjoy trending survival games such as the latest Valheim and Muck. I have another website where I write more often VGNerdsAtWork.

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