The best controller settings for Apex Legends

Make the most out of your controller.

Apex Legends

Using a controller in a shooter like Apex Legends does have its advantages. Features like aim-assist make it much easier to shoot while using the handheld device. However, keyboard and mouse players do hold a significant edge over controllers for the number of customization options at their disposal. So, controller players need to make the most out of their settings to keep up with those on PC.

Apex Legends best controller settings

This guide is simply about the subsection in the Settings of Apex Legends labeled “Controller.” In this section are multiple features that can make your life in the battle royale much easier. Here are the best settings you can use if you’re playing with a controller (PS4 or Xbox One).

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  • Button Layout: Personal Preference
  • Stick Layout: Default (Also some personal preference)
  • Interact/Reload Button: Tap to Use and Reload
  • Crouch Button: Toggle
  • Aim Button: Hold
  • L2/R2 Button Deadzones: Default


  • Sensitivity: High (4-5)
  • Sensitivity (ADS): High (5)
  • Response Curve: Classic
  • Look Deadzone: Small
  • Movement Deadzone: Small
  • Inverted Look: Off
  • Vibration: Off

Some of the above settings do ultimately come down to personal preference. For example, if you’re using to playing on Tactical Button Layout, then you should, of course, use that. However, is you’re just jumping into Apex Legends for the first time, Default may be the way to go.

As for the sensitivities, lying somewhere in the middle is always a good rule of thumb. However, if you’re feeling like your aim is a little too fast or too slow, drop the sensitivity down by one and see how that feels.