Best Apex Legends FOV Settings to Use in 2023

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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Image Credit: Respawn

Apex Legends is an FPS battle royale game with a thriving competitive scene. As it is an FPS title, new as well as old players are often confused regarding which FOV(field of view) settings they should use in order to get an edge over their opponents.

First, let’s go over what the FOV setting is and how it can give players a competitive advantage while playing first-person shooter games. Basically, FOV is a short form of “Field of View.”

In short, FOV indicates how much of the game world a player can see on the screen at the same time. And it holds true for Apex legends as well. Usually, in FPS games, the developers provide a FOV slider that ranges somewhere between 70-120.

Why is FOV So Important in Apex Legends?

Since Apex Legends is a battle royale game, information is key here. Getting information regarding your opponents in an FPS game could mean the difference between winning that gunfight versus losing the match altogether.

Apex Legends FOV Settings
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As such, a higher FOV setting is usually the better choice for a competitive edge. Although we also have to keep performance into consideration while choosing the FOV settings, as having more things to display could negatively affect FPS.

Best FOV Settings in 2023

In short, figuring out the perfect FOV setting in Apex Legends balances performance and visibility. Just because you can crank your FOV to 110 doesn’t mean you should. However, if your PC can handle it, most pro players usually choose 110 as their preferred FOV setting.

Unsurprisingly, some outliers also use 100 on their FOV slider or even less to get a tunnel vision type of effect. At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference.

Having said that, these are the settings we would recommend based on the performance of your PC.

  • High-End Systems: For high-spec PCs, use 110 as your FOV to get the best visibility.
  • Medium Spec Systems: For mid-level PCs, use 100 as a baseline and see if you are comfortable with the visibility.
  • Low-End Systems: For really low-end systems, we would recommend players use 90 as their FOV in Apex.

Dropping below 90 FOV is not advised since there is little FPS improvement. On the other hand, because you won’t be able to see much around you, it can negatively impact your overall performance. Also, lowering the FOV below 90 will make you feel really slow.

Pro Players and Content Creators FOV Settings in 2023

In order to give you a fair sense of what to use, we’ll show you some of the top content creators’ and professional players’ Apex Legends FOV settings in this section.

TeamNameResolutionFOV Settings
Content CreatoriiTzTimmy1920×1080104
Free AgentAlbralelie1920×1080104
Content CreatorShivFPS1920×108090
Crazy RaccoonRas1920×108090

Can You Adjust the FOV Settings in Console?

Unfortunately, console players don’t have the flexibility to play around with the FOV slider in the game as their PC counterparts. However, as Respawn is still working on a next-gen update for the PS5 and the Xbox series X, there is a chance they might introduce a customizable FOV slider for players to customize their visibility in the game.

Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.