Apex Legends: How To Boost FPS & Increase Performance | Windows 11

Published: 25 Sep 2021
Is Windows 11 really more optimized for gaming than its predecessor?

Apex Legends players are reporting mixed results for performance on Windows 11. It might be due to the fact that Windows 11 is still in the early stages of its release, but it also might be that players need a bit of setup to boost their FPS and increase performance. We’ll go through on how you can do that, and what sort of results you should be expecting.

How To Boost FPS & Increase Performance – Apex Legends Windows 11

First of all, it is important to have objective expectations. While 20-50% increase has been recorded with this method, it won’t make all PCs the best gaming machines on the face of the planet.

With that said, let’s start off by going through the in-game settings.

In-Game Settings

Firstly, open your settings and enable Performance Display on the Gameplay tab. That way, you’ll have a clear view of how much performance you’re getting in realtime.

Then, navigate to the video tab. Here is everything you need to optimize here:

  • Display Mode – Always go with Fullscreen. Borderless windows tend to perform a lot worse for games.
  • Aspect Ratio & Resolution – Set both of this to the maximum supported one, i.e. your monitor’s native aspect ratio and resolution.
  • V-Sync – Disable V-Sync altogether. It helps for graphic fidelity, but it is detrimental on performance and FPS. For more top-of-the-range gaming systems, set it to adaptive.
  • Nvidia Reflex – If you have this option available, set it to Enabled. It will reduce system latency and make the game a lot more responsive.
  • Adaptive Supersampling –  I recommend disabling this option altogether, but it does improve video rendering.
  • Texture Streaming Budget – Set this to about a third of your overall GPU VRAM.
  • All settings after that – The settings after that follow the same rule: The lower, the more performance you’ll get. Do these based on your personal preference, because they will mostly lower graphic fidelity. Go as low as possible.

Other Settings

Open up the Task Manager while you’re running Apex Legends. Once you’re there, from the processes, right-click Apex Legends and click “Go To Details”.

Once you’re taken to the next menu, right-click the highlighted process (it should have an Apex favicon) and set its priority to High.

There are a couple of launch options you can setup as well. Go to Steam Library and go to Apex Legends properties. For the launch options, type in: “+fps_max 0 -novid -cl_forcepreload 1 +cl_interp_ratio 1 +cl_updaterate 128”.

Also, in the General tab, disable the Steam overlay. That goes for any other overlays you have on your system. All of them should be turned off.

It goes without saying that third-party applications and programs running in the background should be exited out of as well.

Lastly, make sure you’re running the latest drivers for your GPU, it really makes a difference. This is enough of optimization to get at least 20-50% FPS and performance increase.