Apex Legends

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Apex Legends
Apex Legends cover
Respawn Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows February 4, 2019
Apex Legends on Wikipedia
Titanfall 2014
Titanfall 2 2016
Apex Legends 2019

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official subreddit
Official Twitter
Official Discord


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Origin DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Limit FPS to prevent crashes[edit]

Use the +fps_max 60 command line argument[2]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Locale is saved in %PROGRAMDATA%\Origin\LocalContent\Apex\Origin.OFR.50.0002694.dat

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
In-game 5760x1080 Nvidia Surround
In-game 5760x1080 Nvidia Surround

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum window height must be 720 pixels
Detects multi-monitor resolutions, however, loading menu, character selection, legends introduction is stretched across all displays. HUD is optimised for multi-monitor resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70 to 110 (Default: 90)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Up to 144 fps by default. (Unlocked with +fps_max unlimited or v-sync enabled in game and disabled in driver)
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

In-game input settings
In-game input settings
In-game controller settings
In-game controller settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Sound Effects, Dialogue, Music, Lobby Music
Surround sound
5.1, 7.1
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

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[citation needed]

Crash to desktop[edit]

There have been numerous reports of crash to desktop on both Nvidia and AMD GPUs.[4]
Downgrading to GPU driver version 417.71 (using DDU) is known to fix the issue[citation needed]
Upgrading to driver version 419.35 is known to fix the issue[citation needed]

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 graphics card for the game[5]
  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.


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'.


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.


Lowering polling rates reduces the rate of mouse updates to the PC.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [6]

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.
-high can cause an issue where the Apex client believes there is an Origin update. Remove -high if you have this problem. Example screenshot here.
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. Can cause a login server issue, see note above.
-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 borderless fullscreen.
+cl_showfps 1 or 4 Displays FPS/Network information in the top-right corner (1) or top-left corner (4).
+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]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD-FX 4350
Intel Core i3-6300
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 22 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7730
Nvidia GeForce GT 640
DirectX 11 compatible
The game requires CPU with SSSE3 and POPCNT instructions.[7][8] Pre-Nehalem/Silvermont and pre-Bulldozer/Bobcat chips are unsupported.


  1. Verified by User:Mrsnowman on February 11, 2019
  2. Verified by User:Gabe838 on August 18, 2019
  3. Apex Legends Is a Surprising Threat to Fortnite's Dominance - last accessed on February 15, 2019
  4. [1] - last accessed on
  5. Solution for low fps on Apex Legends
  6. Apex Legends FAQ - An Official EA Site
  7. Quick Update Before the Weekend : apexlegends - Reddit. Please note a typo on the side of the developer. Phenoms do have SSE3. It's SSSE3 that they lack.
  8. Cpu does not have POPCNT! help - Answer HQ