How To Display FPS in Apex Legends and Tweak It
Apex Legends features a cartoonish style with very fluid gameplay. It is fast and frantic, and you need to be quick to survive for any length of time. If your computer isn’t keeping up, you need to know about it, and your FPS is one way to measure the PC’s performance when playing the game. This tutorial will show you how to display your FPS in Apex Legends and offer several suggestions to boost it and improve overall performance.
Display your FPS in Apex Legends
Having an FPS counter running shows how many frames you are running and how well your computer handles it. The higher the number, the better your computer is running APEX Legends, and the less likely you are to suffer any delay in getting kills. It’s also an accurate measure of whether you can turn the graphics settings up or not. Here’s how to display FPS in Apex Legends.
- Open the Origin Launcher and log in.
- Select “Origin” from the top and then “Application Settings.”
- Select the “Origin In-Game” tab.
- Scroll down to the “During Gameplay” section and select a drop-down setting from “Display FPS Counter” (Top Right, Top Left, Bottom Right, or Bottom Left).
You can set the position to any corner of your screen. It is small, gray, and easy to see without getting in the way.
Boosting FPS and Performance in Apex Legends
Apex Legends requires a minimum of NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 or Radeon HD 7730 graphics card, which is reasonable. You can tweak many settings to maximize performance from the game and increase your FPS and other aspects. Here are a few suggestions.
Tweak 1: Update Your Graphics Driver
First, make sure your graphics driver uses the latest drivers because of specific updates on Apex Legends.
Tweak 2: Set The Resolution
Adjust your resolution and aspect ratio to your screen default to minimize any lag.
Tweak 3: Run Apex Legends in Full Screen
Apex Legendas runs borderless, in a window, or full screen. While all screen options work fine, you should see a small FPS increase if you use the full-screen setting. However, the windowed option is great for troubleshooting, such as when the game locks up or faces an error that prevents you from closing it. You can click the red “X” in the window, and it doesn’t affect other windows that are running.
Tweak 4: Adjust Field of View
Apex Legends recommends a “Field of View” (FOV) set to “under 90″ for best performance. If you change the FOV to over 80, you may find your sniper scope becomes inaccurate. The sweet spot is known as 90. Try it and see how it works.
Tweak 5: Turn Off V-Sync
Unless you are sensitive to screen tearing and see it often while running APEX Legends, turn off “V-Sync.” There is an overhead to using it that causes input lag, which could hinder player performance.
Tweak 6: Disable Adaptive Supersampling
Disable “Adaptive Supersampling” for maximum FPS unless you have a newer graphics card that is way above the minimum, especially since there is overhead for this too. It may be grayed out anyway, depending on your GPU.
Tweak 7: Adjust Texture Streaming Budget
“Texture Streaming Budget” takes some experimentation. It is useful to know how much of your VRAM you’re going to use with a particular setting, but you won’t know whether you can cope with it until you play the game. Set it as low as you dare and gradually increase it until you can balance performance with prettiness.
Tweak 8: Adjust Texture Filtering
Set “Texture Filtering” to “Bilinear” for maximum performance.
Tweak 9: Turn Off Ambient Occlusion Quality
Disable “Ambient Occlusion Quality” for maximum performance.
Tweak 10: Adjust Shadow Settings
Disable “Sun Shadow Coverage,” “Sun Shadow Detail,” and “Spot Shadow Detail.” Disable “Dynamic Spot Shadows” too while you’re there. Shadows in Apex Legends are negligible in their visual effect, so you may as well use your power elsewhere.
Tweak 11: Set Model Detail to High
Surprisingly, setting “Model Detail” to “High” makes very little difference in FPS. You may as well leave it set to high.
Tweak 12: Adjust Effects Detail
“Effects Detail” will take some testing. Only when you’re in the midst of a firefight will you know whether this works or not as it controls the quality of explosions, muzzle effects, tracers, and all that good stuff. “Medium” is an acceptable setting if you cannot cope with “Low.”
Tweak 13: Adjust Impact Marks
It is occasionally sweet to see bullet holes as you fire, but they are instantly forgettable. If you need to maximize performance, turn “Impact Marks” to “Low” or “Medium.”
Tweak 14: Set Ragdolls to Low
“Ragdolls” describe how a death animation looks. As you are likely already scanning for other targets as one dies, this has little consequence. Turn it to “Low” to maximize FPS.
Overall, Apex Legends runs well on all kinds of computers, but if you need to boost your FPS and gaming experience, the above settings are an excellent place to start. See you out there!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some more answers to your questions about Apex Legends playability.
Which consoles support Apex Legends?
Apex Legends is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, Nintendo Switch, and of course PCs. If you’re a PC gamer, use Origin or Steam to download Apex Legends. Unfortunately, Apex Legends isn’t designed for Mac and Linux users.
How much space does Apex Legends take up on a hard drive?
To download Apex Legends you’ll need at least 22GB of space on your hard drive. You’ll also need at least 1GB of GPU RAM dedicated to the game.