Apex Legends

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Apex Legends
Apex Legends cover
Developers
Respawn Entertainment
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Source
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2019
Apex Legends at Wikipedia
Titanfall
Titanfall 2014
Titanfall 2 2016
Apex Legends 2019

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official subreddit
Official Twitter
Official Discord

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Origin
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Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Respawn\Apex\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
In-game 5760x1080 NVIDIA Surround
In-game 5760x1080 NVIDIA Surround
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Detects multi-monitor resolutions, however, loading menu, character selection, legends introduction is stretched across all displays. HUD is optimised for multi-monitor resolution
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70 to 110 (Default: 90)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Up to 144 fps by default. (Unlocked with +fps_max unlimited or v-sync enabled in game and disabled in driver)

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings
In-game input settings
In-game controller settings
In-game controller settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Comes with a few button presets
Controller sensitivity
Very Low, Low, Default, High, Very High, Super High, Ultra High, Insane presets
Controller Y-axis inversion

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Dialogue, Music, Lobby Music
Surround sound
4.0, 5.1, 7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
60 Versus
20 squads of 3 against each other.[2]
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues unresolved[edit]

Party Not Ready[edit]

When pressing Ready, the game states Party Not Ready, even when playing alone
Close and open the game, or enter then leave training mode

Issues fixed[edit]

Low FPS/stuttering on Nvidia Optimus platforms[edit]

Some Nvidia drivers might not properly detect Apex Legends as a game and automatically select and make use of the Nvidia discrete GPU to render the game on Nvidia Optimus platforms, instead it will default to using the integrated GPU that resides in the CPU (Intel-based GPU).
Configure the Nvidia display drivers to make use of the high-performance Nvidia graphic card for the game[3]
  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Under Manage 3d settings, open the Program Settings tab.
  3. Add a profile for Apex Legends (r5apex.exe).
  4. Change Select the preferred graphics processor for this program to High-performance NVIDIA processor.

Notes

The Select the preferred graphics processor for this program option is only available on Nvidia Optimus platforms that uses switchable graphics cards, such as laptops and console-sized PCs. If this option is not available then either the system is not an Nvidia Optimus platform, or incorrect iGPU and dGPU drivers are installed. Refer to your system manual and OEM drivers section to locate the proper Intel and Nvidia drivers to use.

Cannot look around in-game[edit]

Disable Origin In-Game Overlay
  1. Locate game in Origin Library.
  2. Open game Properties Page.
  3. Uncheck 'Enable Origin In Game'.
Note this is usually caused by a conflict of another overlay, i.e. disable Discord's overlay.

Mouse stuttering[edit]

Lower mouse polling rate
  1. Open your mouse specific settings.
  2. Check if polling rate is high.
  3. Lower polling rate to 500 or below.
Note that lowering polling rates reduces the rate of mouse updates to the PC.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [4]

Command line arguments[edit]

View this Steam Support Article regarding launch options as well as the relevant Valve Developer wiki page for further information and a list of useful Source engine launch options.
These arguments must be set in Origin or in the Windows executable shortcut.
Flag Description
-novid Skips intro videos/logos.
-freq X Set refresh rate to Integer X.
-high Forces the game to launch as a high priority process.
-fullscreen Launches the game in exclusive fullscreen mode.
-window Launches the game in windowed mode. Use with -noborder to launch the game in borderless fullscreen.
-noborder Launches the game in borderless mode. Use with -window to launch the game in windowed mode.
+cl_showfps 1 or 2 Displays FPS/Network information in the top-right corner (1) or top-left corner (2).
+cl_showpos 1 Displays information of the player's position/velocity at the top-left corner.
+fps_max unlimited Uncaps the FPS

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD-FX 4350
Intel Core i3-6300
AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core i5-3570K
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7730
Nvidia GeForce GT 640
DirectX 11 compatible
AMD Radeon R9 290
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

References