Respawn entertainment has developed Apex Legends, a free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale game. It was released on February 4th, 2019 on all major platforms, and it will be released on mobile devices sometime in 2022.
The game is a first-person shooter, so it heavily relies on the player’s attention and reaction in-game, so frames per second (FPS) are important for the game.
Below we have compiled a list of several ways to troubleshoot your frame drop issues in Apex legends.
Troubleshooting Apex Legends FPS issues
1) Cap frame rate
- Origins are open
- Go to the “game library”
- Choose “Game Properties” from the right-click menu of Apex Legends
- To lock it at 60 fps, choose “advanced” and enter the command line argument +fps_max 60, similarly, you can increase or decrease it to your liking.
2) Anti Cheat priority
- Apex Legends launches
- To exit, press ctrl+shift+escape
- Click on the “Details” tab, locate easy anti-cheat, and right-click on it to lower its priority
3) Lowering graphical settings
- The launch of Apex Legends
- Go to “Settings”
- Click on “Video settings”
- Lower the texture streaming budge in the video settings tab
- You may need to lower your graphical settings if that does not resolve the problem.
4) Overlay applications
Shut down programs and any overlays running in the background, such as Discord, Geforce Experience, MSI Afterburner, EVGA Precision, Shadowplay, Aura for ASUS, RivaTuner OSD, RivaTuner statistics, Radeon ReLive, Voicemeeter, FRAPS, OBS studio, and so on.
5) Restarting your system
Sometimes, there is software or another process that is interfering with the operation of Origin, in which case a clean boot can help fix the problem as all applications and processes will be restarted.
6) Ensure your preferred GPU is being used
- Select “Nvidia control panel” by right-clicking on your desktop
- Change the global settings to “High-performance Nvidia processor” in the Nvidia Control Panel and click “Apply”.
- In Nvidia’s control panel, select “Program Settings”
- Add Apex Legends, then change it to “High-performance Nvidia processor”
- Then click “Apply”
7) Update GPU drivers
Install the latest game drivers in Nvidia Geforce Experience by selecting “Drivers”
Right-click your desktop and select “Radeon settings” to update AMD GPU drivers
From the bottom left of the window, select “Updates”
If any new updates are available, you will be prompted to install them
If the issue has not been resolved, then we suggest searching through their forums. You can also simply reinstall the game and launcher.
Battle Royale games like Fortnite and PUBG aren’t as unique and enhanced as Apex Legends – and that’s a good thing!
Aside from that, some of us don’t like all the annoying buildings in Fortnite, and we just want more gun action. 🔫
Apex Legends has had problems with low FPS since the game launched a few weeks ago.
Even though we have GPUs like the RTX 2070, GTX 1080Ti, and Ryzen 5, it functions like we’re playing on a toaster.
That’s why you’re reading this in the first place, the fact that the game is unplayable because of low FPS. 😏
Throughout this guide, I have compiled a few tweaks and recommended settings that may help you increase your frame rate.
I’ve managed to increase my FPS a little bit more than the 13 I was getting before.
Try it out and see if it works for you. You can also let me know if any of them work well, as it can help others as well. 🙂
How to Fix Apex Legends Low FPS Issue on PC
1. Meeting the Minimum/Recommended Requirements for Apex Legends.
Before you do anything else in this guide, you need to make sure your machine is capable of running Apex Legends.
Make sure you meet the requirements listed below. Aside from meeting the minimum system requirements, it is also important to meet some of the recommended system requirements to prevent such issues as Low FPS.