Apex Legends PC requirements are typically par for the course when it comes to getting hardware from the last decade to run at a playable frame rate and have a decent user experience.
CPUs from 2012 onward are suggested to run the minimum requirements on 1080p monitors. GPUs are slightly less important, with only 1GB of VARM needed to drive over 30 FPS on specific resolutions. However, with the most recent content and optimizations, cards with 2-4GB of VRAM maintain a near 60FPS experience.
This article covers everything to consider when optimizing your PC and settings for Apex Legends.
Minimum Specs for Apex Legends
Here are the minimum requirements for Apex Legends:
These are the minimum requirements for the game at 900p to 1080p with around a 30 FPS average. This is not the most competitive configuration, but it lets you play the game casually.
Recommended Specs for Apex Legends
Here are the recommended requirements for Apex Legends:
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 10/Windows 11
- CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
- GPU VRAM:4-8GB
- HARD DRIVE: Minimum 22 GB of free space
These components above allow Apex Legends to reach upwards of 50 to 60 FPS, which offers a more significant competitive advantage.
Top Tier PC Specs for Apex Legends
At Apex Gaming PCs, we have the perfect set of hardware to achieve a 60 FPS minimum on Apex Legends for an affordable price, guaranteeing years of service.
A great PC to do that would be our Apex Gold with its stock 12100F and GTX 1650, ensuring 50 to 60 FPS on medium settings at 1080p.
Improving PC Performance in Apex Legends
If you are within the minimum recommended system requirements and require some optimizations for Apex Legends, here is a list of settings that you should adjust before hopping in-game:
- Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 60
- Adaptive Supersampling: Enabled
- Anti-aliasing: TSAA
- Aspect Ratio: Monitor Native Ratio
- Ambient Occlusion: Off
- Color Blind Mode: Off
- Display Mode: Borderless Window
- Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled / Enabled
- Effects Detail: High
- FOV: Slider Personel Preference
- Impact Marks: Low
- Model Detail: Medium
- Ragdoll: Low
- Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled / Low
- Sun Shadow Coverage: Low
- Sun Shadow Detail: Low
- Texture Filtering: Bilinear
- Texture streaming budget: 2GB VRAM
- V-Sync: Adaptive (1/2 rate)
- Volumetric Lighting: Disabled
Can Your PC Run Apex Legends
Open resources like Task Manager to compare your current specs to determine if your PC can run Apex Legends.
If you need assistance, here is a site that has created an automatic program to test your system.
Can a Low-End PC Run Apex?
Nothing stops you from running Apex Legends if your system does not meet the minimum requirements, but your game's performance will be significantly hindered.
If Apex Legends refuses to run on your system, it may be time to upgrade.
Summary of Minimum PC Specs to Play Apex Legends
From hardware released from 2012/2013 onward, Apex Legends can run on a large amount of hardware currently on the market. Understanding what you can do to your system to lighten the load of a system is also essential, as games like Apex Legends require ever-increasing system demands.
At Apex Gaming PCs, we offer multiple PCs over and beyond the minimum and recommended specs for you to enjoy playing Apex Legends. Whatever your system requirements, we hope to be of service at Apex Gaming PCs.
Written By William Wilson
Photos by:Dylan Lamb and Pavan Bhakta
Header Photo Credit: EA