Apex Legends Best Settings [Season 16]

If you still can't win in Apex with these settings you're just bad!

The Season 16 of Apex Legends is here, and there is definitely a lot of competition in the Battle Royale. It would be best to have your skills honed and your instincts sharpened. Besides that, you must have your Apex Legends settings up to date. There will be a lot of Patchwork in the game, so it’s best to have your Settings figured out, especially if you are playing Apex Legends on PC. Remember that these settings won’t make you invincible, but they will give you that extra nudge toward victory.

Key Takeaways
  • Toggle off the useless button hints since they are of no help and get into the way of your sight.
  • Keep the Damage Numbers to Stacking so you know exactly how much health is left of your opponent.
  • Keep the Mini-Map Rotation Off so that there’s no confusion for you.
  • Toggle on Taking Damage Closes Deathbox because you can get drilled while grave robbing.
  • Mouse Sensitivity, Look Sensitivity, and ADS Speed are preferences because each person’s playstyle is different
  • Turn the Vibration Motors of so that your aim doesn’t render during a fight.
  • Always keep the FOV to the max because there is nothing but benefits that come out of it.
  • Keep the Texture Filtering to a minimum so that the view isn’t muddy or distractive. 
  • Always use Push To Talk because, during a battle, an important call-out can get lost during random talks.
  • Keep Sound Effects Volume to 100 as it can help you hear the sound of a close-by or landing enemy. 

Gameplay 

Apex Legends Gameplay Settings
Apex Legends: Gameplay Settings – [Image credit: eXputer]
sETTINGSTOGGLE
Interact Prompt StyleCompact
Button HintsOff
Crosshair Damage FeedbackOff
Damage NumbersStacking, Duh
Ping OpacityDefault
ObituariesOn
Minimap RotationOff
Weapon Auto-Cycle on EmptyOn
Auto SprintOff
Double Tap SprintOff
Jetpack ControlHold
Incoming Damage Feedback3D
Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or MenuOn
Hop Up Pop UpOn
Streamer ModeOff
Anonymous ModeDisabled
Usage SharingEnabled
Performance DisplayOff
Club InvitesEnabled
Communication FilterEverybody
ReticleDefault
Laser SightDefault

Most of these settings try to add that small nudges of life-saving attributes into Apex Legends settings. These useless Button Hints and damage feedback can screw your gameplay. They are mostly 2D animated icons that will continue to annoy you with the correct types of buttons you should use in Apex.

This is for those players who already don’t know stuff like this, but they, too, eventually get it. The unnecessary movement of the map confuses and distracts you, so it is better if you turn it off. 

Most people just Toggle Auto Sprint on just because it is easier, but it takes away your element of surprise in the game. Always keep in mind the enemy can hear your footsteps, so every time you move forward, they will hear you moving. The Stealthier you are in Apex Legends, the better.

It is best if you toggle the “Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Menu” to On because some of the players forget that this option even exists. If it’s off and you are busy grave digging, you can easily get drilled. 

Accessibility 

Apex Legends Accessibility Settings
Apex Legends: Accessibility Settings – Image Captured by us
SettingsTOGGLE
Color Blind ModeOff
SubtitlesOff
Subtitle SizeNormal Size
Enable Accessible Chat FeaturesOff
Convert Incoming Voice To Chat TextOff
Play Incoming Text Chat As SpeechOff

These settings are specific for visually impaired or deaf gamers so that even they have a fair advantage over people. It is true that most streamers use this option to their advantage and make the colors bolder and more vibrant for them. This is so that they identify loot and pings better.

It is mostly up to preference, but if you were to take my opinion, it’s a bit extra. The speech-to-text features are a nice settings feature to be added to Apex Legends Settings for the deaf community. Well, they should be happy they can’t hear the Warzone lobbies!

Mouse/Keyboard 

Mouse And Keyboard Setting
Apex Legends: Mouse And Keyboard Settings – Screenshot Captured by eXputer
Settingstoggle
Mouse Sensitivity4.5
ADS Mouse Sensitivity1.0
Mouse AccelerationOff
Mouse InvertOff
Lighting EffectsOn

Now the mouse settings are really up to your own preference and playstyle. Not only that, most of the players have Mouses with different rates of DPI, so it is best if you choose your own. You can do that by playing Apex Legends for a while and figuring out what best suits you.

Although there will be some players who may need the starting sensitivity number for the Apex Legends settings, for gamers, 4.5 Mouse Sensitivity is more than enough, it is not too fast or too slow to control. 

ADS speed is really comfortable when it’s set at 1.0 Sensitivity. You will be able to track your targets with your scope or reticle turned on when you want to drill opponents farther away; sensitivity matters. If it is at a sensitivity that you cannot really control, you’ll lose the target.

Therefore, you must also set it to something you yourself are comfortable with. Shroud and Aceu are great examples of these types of settings since they do not overcomplicate them and keep them simple. 

Movement 

These settings are primarily for the Keyboard and the Keybinds you create for yourself. If you have a different type of keyboard, like a single-handed keyboard, only then a different type of set of key binds is required. If that is not the case, then leave these be. Also, if you have any key that is damaged or broken, somehow you can definitely change the address of those key controls. 

If you have one of those tactical gaming Mouses with an extra set of buttons, then you can definitely have an advantage in Apex. If those buttons are located on the left of the mouse, then set Key 4 to the Tactical Ability and Key 5 to Ultimate Ability. After this, you will have those nifty abilities at your fingertips. Well, the tip of the thumb is more accurate.

Controller 

Controller Setting
Apex Legends: Controller Settings – Image Captured by us
Settingstoggle
Button LayoutDefault
Stick LayoutDefault
Interact/Reload ButtonTap To Use/Hold To Reload
Crouch ButtonToggle
Aim ButtonHold
Survival Slot ButtonOn
Trigger DeadzonesDefault
Menu Curso SpeedLow

These settings specifically come for the Controller players who want to get those nifty Aim Assist going for them. Each of these settings will help you fight with the mightiest of PC players out there. Most of these settings are pretty standard, like the crouch and aim buttons. Now what comes to preference again is the button layout. Similarly to the keyboard binds earlier, you can choose your own button layouts for your respective gaming style. The extra edition would be the Tap To Use and Hold To Reload Button, which is extremely important. 

The Deadzone, again, is really up to your preference since its sole purpose is to reduce Stick Drift in the game. It happened quite much, even before Apex Legends Season 16 arrived. So according to your respective “stick drift,” increase the number until the stick drifting stops. If it hinders your gameplay should most definitely try to get a new controller for yourself at this point. Sorry. 

Movement/Aiming

Movement And Aiming Setting
Apex Legends: Movement And Aiming Settings – Image by eXputer
Settingstoggle
Look SensitivityDefault
Look Sensitivity (ADS)[same as Look Sensitivity]
Per Optic SettingsDefault
Responsive CurveClassic
Look DeadzoneSmall
Movement DeadzoneSmall
Inverted LookOff
VibrationOff
Advanced Look ControlsUp to Preference

To fully optimize your Apex Legends settings, you must understand Look Sensitivity’s importance. When you are on PC, there is the freedom to increase the Look sensitivity so you can look at every angle as quickly as you can. But for console players, this can be difficult for obvious reasons. For that particular reason, bump the sensitivity to “Default 3” so you are in that gray area of controlling your aim and covering your blind spots too. 

The same goes for the optic settings. If you are looking to grind season 16 of Apex Legends, make sure to keep these ALC settings up to date or to your utmost capability. In the above movement settings, the most dodged tip is the turning off of vibration. It cannot be stressed enough how Controller Vibration affects your gameplay! Although it has the realistic shooting gameplay advantage, it is not worth losing your aim for at all. 

Video 

Video Setting
Apex Legends: Video Settings
Settingstoggle
Display ModeFull Screen
Aspect Ratio16:9 [native]
Resolution1920×1080 [native]
Brightness56%
Field Of View110
FOV Ability ScalingEnabled
Sprint View ShakeMinimal

These settings majorly affect your FPS because some players wash out the gameplay by increasing brightness or stretching the pixels by increasing the aspect ratio. In order to peak your gaming ability in season 16 of Apex Legends, you have to adjust the ratio to the native of your Console or PC. Also, if you adjust it to 16:9, the gameplay looks smooth, and mid to long-range battles are easily doable in retrospect. 

Literally, the most ignored setting is the Field Of View setting. Always set it to the maximum or high range. That is because you will be able to target or even notice the opponents that are even on the edge of your field of view. This does not affect your FPS or anything but gives you a more clear vision of the entire battlefield. Characters like Valkyrie get a more enhanced view of the island as they hover and sight enemies. 

Advanced 

Advanced Video Settings
Apex Legends: Advanced Settings – [Image credit: eXputer]
Settingstoggle
V-SyncDisabled
NVidia ReflexEnabled
Adaptive Resolution FPS Target60
Adaptive SupersamplingDisabled
Texture Steaming BudgetHigh [4GB VRAM]
Texture FilteringBilinear
Ambient Occlusion QualityDisabled
Sun Shadow CoverageLow
Sun Shadow DetailLow
Spot Shadow DetailDisabled
Volumetric LightingDisabled

Okay, so at this point, the article is going to get a bit technical, so put on your geek glasses. Having NVidia Reflex enabled will make sure you have a good system latency on your PC. That makes a hell of a difference while you’re in a 1v1 battle. You can toggle it to Enabled+Boost if you have a good GPU system, and by good, I mean “cha-ching!” good. Bad pun, I know.

The texture of a game is extremely important since visually seeing stuff can help you be more present in the game. However, if you tend to go beyond the High Texture Steaming Budget, the game will look muddy, and every object will distract you. In the Season 16 of Apex Legends, you cannot afford to get distracted, so stick to the suggested settings, and you will be good to go. 

Audio 

Audio Settings
Apex Legends: Audio Settings – Image Credit Copyright: eXputer
Settingstoggle
Master Volume60%
Output DeviceWhatever Device You Use

If you want the extremely loud lobby noises from your friends, lobby music, game music, and other music in Apex Legends, then I suggest you keep it down a bit. 

Voice Chat

Settingstoggle
Voice Chat Input DeviceWhatever Device You Use
Voice Chat Record ModePush To Talk (AKA. Grow Up)
Open Mic Record Threshold0 (Because Duh)
Incoming Voice Chat Volume70%
Apex Legends is now on its 16th Season; after all the loud lobby noises you hear, it’s better just to toggle your mic to push to talk. It is only sensible. Keep it to 70 so that your ears stay safe as well. 

Advanced 

Settingstoggle
Sound Effects Volume100%
Dialogue Volume30%
Music Volume0%
Lobby Music Volume0%
Background SoundOff

There’s a difference between in-game sounds and lobby music. Lobby Music serves no purpose other than just basic lobby music. It is up to preference if you want to keep it on or not. Sound Effects Volume is a different case, so you must keep it full. Doing so will make sure you hear every single step out of place made by the enemy. You can even hear shots coming like rata-tata! from afar and determine the positioning of the enemy. 

Music Volume is a huge distraction in Apex Legends. It is all for the show of the game, but it is extremely loud and unnecessary, especially in season 16 of Apex Legends. If your turn it off, you will, in return, get a much clearer sound of the enemy in your surroundings while you are landing. 

Wrap Up

These are the best possible settings you can find for the 16th Season of Apex Legends Revelry. It is not certain that you will see all of your matches with these settings, but it will sure as hell make you ahead of the curve. If you want to look for similar kinds of settings for a game, make sure to check out our guide on the Warzone 2 Aim Assist Settings. If you want to get the maximum FPS, check our Valorant settings guide over it.

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Haider Khan


PC gaming geek with three years of content writing experience - covering Video Game Settings, and errors across all devices.

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