The best console settings for Apex Legends

Set yourself up for success.

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While it is perfectly fine to leave default settings on your favorite games, sometimes that is not good enough. When jumping into a battle royale like Apex Legends, you want to make sure you are setting yourself up for success by having the best settings that feel comfortable for you. One feature switched in the wrong direction can be the difference between you being Apex Champion or not. Here are the best settings to have set on Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Related: The best controller settings for Apex Legends

Choosing the right console settings for Apex Legends

In this guide, we’ll be going over the best settings to use in the “Gameplay,” “Video,” and “Audio” sections. We also have a separate post for the best controller settings if you need that.


  • Interact Prompt Style: Compact
  • Button Hints: On
  • Crosshair Damage Feedback: X w/ Shield Icon
  • Damage Numbers: Both
  • Ping Opacity: Default
  • Obituaries: On
  • Minimap Rotation: Off
  • Weapon Auto-Cycle on Empty: On
  • Auto-Sprint: Off
  • Double-Tap Sprint: Off
  • Incoming Damage Feedback: 2D/3D (Both)
  • Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting Menu: On
  • Hop-Up Pop-Up: On
  • Streamer Mode: Off (Unless streaming, then All)
  • Anonymous Mode: Disabled
  • Usage Sharing: Enabled
  • Cross Platform Play: Enabled
  • Performance Display: On
  • Club Invites: Enabled
  • Communication Filter: Everybody
  • Reticle: Customize
  • Default
    • Accessibility
      • Color Blind Mode: Disabled
      • Subtitles: Off
      • Subtitle Size: Normal
      • Enable Accessible Chat Features: Off
      • Disable Voice Chat: Off
      • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off
      • Play Incoming Text Chat as Speech: Off


  • Field of View: 100
  • FOV Ability Scaling: Enabled
  • Sprint View Shake: Minimal


  • Master Volume: 100%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Dialogue Volume: 85%
  • Music Volume: Below 50%
  • Lobby Music Volume: Below 50%

The above are just our personal recommendations for settings to run in Apex Legends. Be sure to play around with them and find something that works perfectly for you when you drop into the game.