- Experiencing lag in Apex Legends? Frustrated that enemy squads are doing circles around you? Well, this probably means you’re playing more for visuals than performance. This means you have your visual settings set to high, draining your PC performance. Here’s how to fix lag in Apex Legends.
How to Fix Lag in Apex Legends [PS FPS Settings]
Here’s how to fix lag in Apex Legends through this FPS Guide. The main points are to Fix lag, increase FPS and decrease and stuttering which will impact your game and how you perform in matches.
Step 1 – NVIDIA
The first step in the process is you’ll need to find your NVIDIA Control Panel on your desktop.
Once you’re in the NVIDIA Control panel, under 3D Setting in the left nav bar, you’ll want to click “Manage 3D Settings”. this will bring out the Global Settings. You’ll want to click on Program Settings in ordfer to pull out the programs list. Once the information appears on the right, click the “Add” button in which a pop up box will appear asking you to select a program. Click the “Browse button on the bottom right.
A new pop up box will appear where you’ll need to select “Local Disk (C:)”, click on Program Files (x86) and find the “Origin Games” folder. Here you’ll see the Apex Legends folder. You’ll want to look for the .exe file titles apex. Once you add it to the 3D Settings Program Settings, you’ll need to adjust some settings there “Use these GPUs” is selected. Whatever GPU you have, make sure it’s selected.
Continuing down the list, you’ll want to click on “OpenGL rendering GPU”. Click to the right where it says “Use global setting (Auto-select)” and click on your GPU setting, whatever it is. In the same section, you’ll want to set your “Power management mode” to “Prefer maximum performance”. The last three items in program settings is turning “on” the Threaded optimization, the Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames to “1” and Vertical sync to “off”. Then click “Apply”.
Step 2 – Apex Legends Folder
Find the Apex Legends game folder again with the .exe file and right-click it to go to “Properties”. The .exe Properties box will pop up. Click on “Compatibility and then click on Disable full-screen optimizations as well as changing the DPI settings to Override high DPI scaling behavior. Once completed, click on “Apply”.
Step 3 – Video Settings In-Game
You’ll want to configure your video settings. Display mode should b set to full screen, Aspect ratio to native and resolution to native as well. The “Field of view” section is your choice, however, professional players like Shroud have it set to 104.
Continuing down the list of the Apex Legends video setting, you’ll want to have v-sync disabled, Anti-aliasing set to “none”, Texture stream budget set to “Medium”. If you want to keep it at High that is fine also. Texture filtering, ambient occlusion quality, sun shadow coverage and detail, and spot shadow should all be set to low.
Volumetric lighting and Dynamic spot shadows can be disabled while having Model/Effects details set to medium and Impact Marks set to Low. Click on “Apply” to make sure you save your new changes. Once all these settings are changed, you should b able to see a drop in Apex Legends lag.