The new game from Bioware and EA is objectively rather well designed, but there are still some breakdowns. In addition to the many unexplained crashes and micro lags/stutters, many players complain about bad FPS even on very serious configurations. Here are some tips to set up the Battle Royale!
The essentials to limits Apex Legends Crashs
► Remember to check that there is no newer driver for your graphics card.
► If you have an SSD hard disk in addition to an HDD, make sure that the game is installed on the SSD.
► Shut down all unnecessary applications (Steam, Internet, Spotify, etc.). Ideally, only Origins and Apex Legends should be lit.
► If you have an NVIDIA CG: right-click on the desktop –> NVIDIA Control Panel –> Manage 3D Settings –> Program Settings –> Add –> Choose Apex Legends here. If, in the Preferred Graphics Processor option, it says “Integrated Graphics”, choose “NVIDIA High Performance Processor” instead.
► Start Origin, but do not start the game from this launcher. Instead, go to the Apex Legends shortcut on your desktop, and right-click –> Run as Administrator.
Apex Legends In-game Settings
► Display mode: Full-Screen or Window without border. On a full screen, there seems to be the least loss of FPS so use this mode.
► Ratio and Resolution: depending on your configuration
► V-Sync: Off Off
► Adaptive resolution image frequencies: 0
► Antialiasing: TSAA or None. TSAA will put a very slight “blur” in the game, but will not really impact the drip.
► Resources streaming textures: it depends on your graphics card and its VRAM, its video memory. A GTX 1050 has 2GB, so you have to put Very low (2GB). Look on the internet or on your configuration files, and update.
► Ambient Occlusion: Disabled (gain of at least 5 fps)
► Sun Shades: Bottom
► Details sunshade: Bottom
► Shadow drop details: disabled
► Volumetric lighting: off
► Dynamic shadows: disabled
► Model details: at least average, see High. It doesn’t change much to the game’s performance and you have nice weapons and custom skins.
► Effects details: it’s up to you. The lower it is, the better the visibility in combat will be. It’s a little bit of an SPF-vore.
► Impact marks: preferences disabled if you have freezes in combat
► Ragdoll: disabled
So note that it all depends on your configuration, but remember that Apex Legends is a competitive game and not an exploration game. Of course, the map is beautiful, but you are not there to admire the texture of the stone or to stroll in the sun’s rays. In addition, even with the above parameters, the play remains very visually correct.
If you also want to display fps in Apex Legends: in Origins, top left, click on Origin –> Application settings –> More (right) –> Origin in game. At the bottom, in the section During the game, you have what you are looking for.
Finally, you should know that the distance at which you see the opponents is managed by the server, so you cannot intervene on it.