How To Display FPS in Apex Legends
Apex Legends has a cartoony style and 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. This tutorial will show you how to display your FPS in Apex Legends and offer a few suggestions to graphics tweaks to improve performance.
Computer performance is as much a factor in your success as your performance in games like Apex Legends. Competitive shooters, whether Battle Royale or not, require the best performance from your hardware, your internet connection, and you as the player. If your computer works at its optimal level, it is down to you whether you win or lose.
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.
Squeezing more performance out of Apex Legends
Apex Legends requires a minimum of NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 or Radeon HD 7730 graphics card, which is reasonable. There are a bunch of settings you can tweak to maximize performance from the game. Here are a few suggestions.
First, make sure your graphics driver is up to date because of specific updates on Apex Legends.
Set The Resolution
Adjust your resolution and aspect ratio to your screen default to minimize any lag.
Now, try some of these quick tweaks to get a little more performance out of Apex Legends.
Run in full screen
You have the option to run full screen, borderless, or in a window. While all work fine, you should see a small FPS increase if you use the full-screen setting. The windowed screen option is great for troubleshooting, such as when the game locks up or faces an error that prevents you from closing the game. You can click the red “X” in the window, and it doesn’t affect other windows that are running.
Field of view
Apex Legends recommends a “Field of View” set to “under 90″ for best performance. If you set it over 80, you may find your sniper scope becomes inaccurate. The sweet spot is known as 90. Try it and see how it works.
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.
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.
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.
Set “Texture Filtering” to “Bilinear” for maximum performance.
Ambient Occlusion Quality
Disable “Ambient Occlusion Quality” for maximum performance.
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.
Surprisingly, setting “Model Detail” to “High” makes very little difference in FPS. You may as well leave it set to high.
“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.”
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.”
“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.
Apex Legends runs well on all kinds of computers, but if you need a little more, using these settings is an excellent place to start. See you out there!