Apex Legends PC system requirements

See if your PC reaches the minimum specs or far exceeds the recommended requirements needed to play Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends is dominating charts, having reached over 1 million players in the first 8 hours, and with more people looking to join each day, players want to know whether their PC’s reach the system requirements.

Respawn Entertainment has done well with Apex Legends, making it not too demanding on computer systems. Even relatively old setups will be able to run the game, though in order to reach and maintain 60fps, players will want to ensure their PC meets the recommended system requirements. Before you download Apex Legends on PC, take a moment to see if your system is ready to tackle the challenge.

Apex Legends minimum system requirements

The minimum requirements are rather forgiving, only an Intel Core i3 is needed for the CPU while someone with a GeForce GT 640 should have no trouble running the graphics on low. This will obviously result in a rather barebones appearance, which could make it difficult to see enemies clearly.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700
  • GPU RAM: 1GB
  • HDD: Minimum 25 GB of free space

Apex Legends recommended system requirements

Even the recommended PC requirements are light with an Intel i5 needed for the CPU and a GTX 970 for the graphics card required. These are both a few years old at this point, and with the release of the RTX 20 line, those looking to move from “minimum reqs” to “recommended reqs” could potentially find these parts for a low price.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8GB
  • HARD DRIVE: Minimum 25 GB of free space

Respawn Entertainment has also provided a list of all available PC options and features, for those who want to know how far they can push Apex Legends and their rigs. As all good PC games should, Apex Legends offers a FOV slider, among many other industry standard options. Plus, each input has a little segmented bar beneath it, showing you whether you’ve selected the maximum setting. No need to scroll through “medium” and “high” only to end back at “low” when the option before it had a “very high”.

Apex Legends PC Settings

  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0 (off) - 100 (requires TSAA when Enabled)
  • Adaptive Supersampling: Disabled / Enabled
  • Anti-aliasing: None / TSAA
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 and 5:4 / 16:9 / 16:10 / 21:9
  • Ambient Occlusion: Disabled / Low / Medium / High
  • Color Blind Mode: Off / Protanopia / Deuteranopia / Tritanopia
  • Display Mode: Full screen / Windowed / Borderless Window
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled / Enabled
  • Effects Detail: Low / Medium / High
  • FOV: Slider (70-110)
  • Impact Marks: Disabled / Low / High
  • Model Detail: Low / Medium / High
  • Ragdoll: Low / Medium / High
  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled / Low / High / Very High
  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low / High
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low / High
  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear, Trilinear, Anisotropic (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)
  • Texture streaming budget: None / 2GB VRAM / 2-3 GB VRAM / 3 GB VRAM / 4 GB VRAM / 6 GB VRAM / 8 GB VRAM
  • V-Sync: Disabled / 3x buffered / Adaptive / Adaptive (1/2 rate)
  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled / Enabled

Apex Legends PC Features and Additional Settings

  • Fully remappable key bindings
  • Mouse acceleration: off/on
  • Streamer Mode: Off / Killer Only / All
  • ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplayer Slider: 0.2 upto 20.0
  • Gamepad support with multiple configs and sensitivity options
  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk / Open Mic
  • Open mic threshold slider
  • Incoming voice chat volume slider
  • Play Incoming Text Chat as Speech: Off/On

Overall, Apex Legends is not a very demanding game for computers and seems to run smoothly even on old system specs. Any player looking to get the most out of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter will no doubt want to ensure they at least reach, if not exceed, the recommended system requirements for Apex Legends.

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