Best Settings & Keybinds for Apex Legends

In this guide, we will explain what the best settings and keybinds are for Apex Legends. We will go over how to optimize and tweak your settings for optimized performance and increased FPS. Furthermore, we will show you some pro settings from professional Twitch streamers.

Best Settings for Apex Legends

If you want the maximum performance and highest frame rate (FPS) in Apex Legends, you will naturally need to lower your graphics settings.

The lower the resolution and graphics settings, the higher FPS you are able to get.

This is our suggestions for your video settings:

  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0 (off) – 100 (requires TSAA when Enabled)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 and 5:4 / 16:9 / 16:10 / 21:9
  • Color Blind Mode: Off / Protanopia / Deuteranopia / Tritanopia
  • FOV: Slider (70-110)
  • Display Mode: Full screen
  • Texture streaming budget: None
  • Adaptive Supersampling: Disabled
  • V-Sync: Disabled
  • Anti-aliasing: None
  • Ambient Occlusion: Disabled
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled
  • Effects Detail: Low
  • Impact Marks: Disabled
  • Model Detail: Low
  • Ragdoll: Low
  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled
  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low
  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear
  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled

Overall, going from high settings to low, increased our framerates with more than 50%. That’s a 50% performance increase, and for people in the lower end of PC specs, it can be very noticeable.

Apex Legends Best Settings

Besides lowering your video settings, you can gain some performance improvements by tweaking your Nvidia settings. This, of course, requires that you are using an Nvidia graphics card in the first place.

Optimizing Nvidia Settings

  • Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Go to Manage 3D settings.
  • Select the Global Settings or Program Settings and find Apex Legends on the list. If you choose Global Settings, the changes will affect all programs and games.
  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  • Set Preferred refresh rate to “Highest available”.
  • Set Power Management Mode to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Set Threaded optimization to ON.
  • Set Vertical sync to OFF.
  • Click apply and you can now close the control panel again.

This should net you a performance increase as well. Besides this, it is important to keep your graphics drivers updates as well, especially if you are playing games that have just been released since the vendors often push updates for these specific games.

Other optimizations

It is always recommended to clean your computer once in a while.

Disable unnecessary programs from startup

  • Press CTRL + Alt + Del
  • Click on Task Manager
  • Select the Startup tab
  • Click on Startup Impact
  • Disable programs you do not use or is unnecessary to have automatically starting up with your computer

Clean up files

For this, we recommend that you download and install Ccleaner.

Downloads:

When you have downloaded the program and installed it, just open Ccleaner and go to the Cleaner tab.

Click Analyze followed by Run Cleaner. This will delete your temporary internet files and many other things which you can check before you click on Run cleaner.

The Best Keybinds for Apex Legends

We have found the keybinds of famous streamers like Shroud, Ninja, DrDisrespect, and summit1g. Keybinds are always a personal preference, but these settings and keybindings is a good starting point.

Shroud Apex Legends Settings & Keybinds

Shroud uses a DPI of 400 and an in-game sensitivity of 3.

Sprint
L-Shift
Jump
Space
Crouch (Toggle)
C
Crouch (Hold)
L-Ctrl
Tactical Ability
Q
Ultimate Ability
Y/ Mouse 5
Interact/ Pickup
F
Inventory
Tab
Fire Mode
B
Melee
V
Reload
R
Cycle Weapon
Middle Mouse
Equip Grenade
G
Shield Toggle
H
Health Item
4

Video Settings

Display ModeFullscreen
Resolution1920×1080 (native)
Aspect Ratio16:9 (native)
Field of View104
Color Blind ModeOff
V-SyncDisabled
Adaptive Resolution FPS0
Anti-AliasingTSAA
Texture Streaming BudgetInsane (8GB VRAM)
Texture FilteringAnisotropic 4X
Ambient Occlusion QualityDisabled
Sun Shadow CoverageLow
Sun Shadow DetailLow
Spot Shadow DetailDisabled
Volumetric LightingDisabled
Dynamic Spot ShadowsDisabled
Model DetailHigh
Effects DetailLow
Impact MarksLow
RagdollsLow

Ninja Apex Legends Settings & Keybinds

Ninja uses a DPI of 800 and an in-game sensitivity of 2.5.

Sprint
L-Shift
Jump
Space
Crouch (Toggle)
C
Crouch (Hold)
L-Ctrl
Tactical Ability
Mouse 5
Ultimate Ability
Mouse 4
Interact/ Pickup
E
Inventory
Tab
Fire Mode
B
Melee
V
Reload
R
Cycle Weapon
Middle Mouse
Equip Grenade
G
Shield Toggle
H
Health Item
Q

Apex Legends Video Settings

Display ModeBorderless Window
Resolution1920×1080 (native)
Aspect Ratio16:9 (native)
Field of View104
Color Blind ModeOff
V-SyncDisabled
Adaptive Resolution FPS0
Anti-AliasingTSAA
Texture Streaming BudgetInsane (8GB VRAM)
Texture FilteringAnisotropic 16X
Ambient Occlusion QualityHigh
Sun Shadow CoverageHigh
Sun Shadow DetailHigh
Spot Shadow DetailHigh
Volumetric LightingEnabled
Dynamic Spot ShadowsEnabled
Model DetailHigh
Effects DetailHigh
Impact MarksHigh
RagdollsHigh

Summit1g Apex Legends Settings & Keybinds

Summit1g uses a DPI of 400 and an in-game sensitivity of 2.8.

Sprint
L-Shift
Jump
Space
Crouch (Toggle)
C
Aim (Hold)
Right Click
Tactical Ability
Q
Ultimate Ability
Mouse 5
Interact/ Pickup
E
Inventory
Tab
Fire Mode
B
Melee
V
Reload
R
Cycle Weapon
Middle Mouse
Equip Grenade
G
Shield Toggle
H
Heal Item
4

Video Settings

Display ModeFullscreen
Resolution1920×1080 (native)
Aspect Ratio16:9 (native)
Field of View106
Color Blind ModeOff
V-SyncDisabled
Adaptive Resolution FPS0
Anti-AliasingNone
Texture Streaming BudgetHigh (4GB VRAM)
Texture FilteringBillinear
Ambient Occlusion QualityDisabled
Sun Shadow CoverageHigh
Sun Shadow DetailHigh
Spot Shadow DetailHigh
Volumetric LightingEnabled
Dynamic Spot ShadowsEnabled
Model DetailHigh
Effects DetailMedium
Impact MarksLow
RagdollsMedium

DrDisrespect Apex Legends Settings & Keybinds

Drdisrespect uses a DPI of 400 and an in-game sensitivity of 3.

Sprint
L-Shift
Jump
Space
Crouch (Toggle)
L-Ctrl
Crouch (Hold)
Not Bound
Tactical Ability
Q
Ultimate Ability
Z
Interact/ Pickup
E
Inventory
Tab
Fire Mode
B
Melee
V
Reload
R
Cycle Weapon
Middle Mouse
Equip Grenade
Mouse 4
Shield Toggle
H
Health Item
Mouse 5

Best Settings – Video showcase

In this video, Shourd, Ninja, Summit1g and DrDisrespects shows their in-game settings.

We hope that this guide have helped you in determining the optimal settings for Apex Legends.