Apex Legends Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

About the game

Apex Legends is a Battle Royale shooter title and probably the latest addition to the Battle Royale genre. You will be able to select different characters and control the battlefield. Each character has it’s own set of powerful abilities which the players can use to their advantage and gain some upper hand on the battlefield.

Players can go solo or can squad up with  up to 2 players which is unlike Fortnite or PubG where one squad has four players. The battlefield appears to be very futuristic and nothing seems to appear out of the place. And the best part is Apex Legends is completely free-to-play. You can download Apex Legends completely free from here.

Even though Apex Legends appears to be pretty optimized and smooth at start but it can get pretty demanding at certain instances. Players have been reporting that they are facing quite a bit of performance issues in the game especially during firefights. The listed requirements on the Origin website are not accurate as this title appears to be quite demanding. Here is how you can fix any sort of lag, FPS drops, bugs and stuttering in Apex Legends :

Apex Legends Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Bugs and Stuttering

Make sure your system has the below mentioned system requirements

Here are the official system requirements for Apex Legends:

[Note: The official system requirements are highly inaccurate and Apex Legends require much better hardware than that]

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

OS: 64-bit Windows 7
Processor (AMD): AMD FX 4350 or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i3 6300 or Equivalent
Memory: 6GB – DDR3 @1333 RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7730
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GT 640
DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 22GB

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

OS: 64-bit Windows 7
Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 CPU or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i5 3570K or Equivalent
Memory: 8GB – DDR3 @1333 RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ R9 290
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970
DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection
Hard-drive space: 22GB

Here are the actual system requirements for Apex Legends:

[Note : These system requirements are recommended specifically by Frondtech as these has been tested thoroughly]

Minimum: [1080p, 60fps, lowest settings]

  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 8100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050ti or AMD Radeon RX 470 with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

Recommended: [1080p, 60fps, high to max settings]

  • OS: WINDOWS 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 2700x or better
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 with 6GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

Adjust in-game settings to get the best performance

[Note: These settings are especially for players who have low end or entry-level gaming PCs]

Go to Settings>Video

  1. Set Field of View to 80
  2. Disable V-Sync
  3. Set Anti-aliasing to None
  4. Set Texture Streaming Budget to Low(2-3 GB VRAM)
  5. Keep Texture Filtering at Anisotropic 2X
  6. Set Ambient Occlusion Quality to Disabled
  7. Set Sun Shadow Coverage to Low
  8. Disable Spot Shadow Detail
  9. Keep Volumetric Lighting Disabled
  10. Keep Dynamic Spot Shadows Disabled
  11. Set Model Detail to Medium
  12. Set Effects Detail to Low

Make sure that you have updated your graphics drivers

Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Tweaking Nvidia Control Panel

[Note : This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings > Program Settings > and locate r5apex.exe 
  • Set Max Pre-Rendered Frames to 1
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Highest Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode.

Try Increasing the priority of the game from the Windows Task Manager

  • Start Apex Legends
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for the process r5apex.exe from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

You are good to go!

 

 

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