Apex Legends Guide: How to Increase FPS
Apex Legends has proven to be not only a success but also a game that seems to have very few issues, especially on PC. However, there is still always the chance of dropping FPS on low-end machines. That just comes with the PC-gaming territory.
Fortunately, there is a way to increase your FPS count in case you're running below the desired 60-or-more threshold. Below, we take a quick look at how to adjust your game settings for a smoother and faster experience in Apex Legends.
Step 1: Set Your FPS to Unlimited
Before jumping into the game settings, it's a good idea to first remove any pre-set FPS limits on your PC. Here's how you do it:
- Launch EA Origins
- Go to Game Library
- Select Apex Legends
- Open Settings
- Click on Game Properties
- Go to Advanced Launch Options tab
- In Command Line Argument type in +fps_max unlimited
- Press Save
This quick procedure will remove any FPS limitations that might have been pre-installed on your PC.
Step 2: Adjust Game Settings
Now, you can start adjusting your game settings. There are no set rules here, so be free to try out different things. But here are a few suggestions that may help you significantly.
- Aspect Ratio: Native
- Resolution: Native or less
- Field of View: 100 or less
- V-Sync: Disabled
- Adaptive Frame Resolution: 0
- Anti-aliasing: Disabled
- Texture Streaming Budget: Should correspond to your GPU RAM
- Texture Filtering: Bilinear
The remaining settings should also be disabled. This will give you the maximum performance boost, and your FPS count should rise well above the 100 FPS threshold.
Step 3: Edit Configuration File
This last step is not necessary, but if you want to squeeze out every additional bit of FPS on your system, then follow these steps:
- Go to "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Respawn\Apex\local" directory
- Open "videoconfig.txt" file
- Set "cl_ragdoll_self_collision" to "0"
- Set "mat_depthfeather_enable" to "0"
- Set "r_lod_switch_scale" to "0.5"
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