Best Mouse Sensitivity Settings in Apex Legends

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
6 Min Read
Image Credit: Respawn

Choosing the perfect mouse sensitivity for the PC version of Apex Legends can be really daunting for beginners as well as veterans.

Respawn first launched Apex Legends as the battle royale spin-off of their popular FPS multiplayer game called Titanfall. While the original Titanfall game was an Xbox exclusive, following the release of its sequel, Respawn released the game for consoles and PC simultaneously.

Unsurprisingly, this movement-focused game garnered a new PC audience hungry for some arena-based shooter gameplay. Even though Apex Legends doesn’t have the same amount of freedom when it comes to movement compared to the old Titanfall games, it was still a massive hit among the PC player base.

As with most other FPS games on the PC platform, figuring out the perfect mouse sensitivity for the game can be difficult. Apex Legends is not an outlier since the topic of mouse sensitivity can start a riot in any online forum.

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Which Mouse Sensitivity is Best for Apex?

In any FPS game, you will see a mixture of both high- and low-sensitivity users. Using either of these mouse settings has some obvious pros and cons.

For example, players with high eDPI can flick or swipe their mouse really fast, making it easier to respond to enemies from multi-direction. Still, in return, they sacrifice their stability during medium- to long-range encounters.

Whereas, players with low sensitivity can actually have better results at longer distances but suffer slightly during close-quarter encounters, especially in Apex Legends, where movement-focused Legends such as Octane can outmaneuver you with advanced movement techniques such as tap-strafing to change direction while in the air quickly.

Suggestion for High-Sensitivity Users

1.5–1.8 in-game sensitivity with 800 DPI is highly recommended for high-sens users. At that exact eDPI range, Apex PC players get enough stability for medium- to long-distance duels while decimating the competition in close-quarter scenarios.

Suggestion for Low-Sensitivity Users

For low-sens users, 1.1-1.4 in-game sensitivity with 800 DPI is recommended. Make sure you have enough space in your mousepad to make those 180 turns.

Also, this is not the end-all-be-all mouse sensitivity settings for Apex Legends PC. Players are highly encouraged to try any sensitivity between 1.1 and 1.8 to find their ideal sensitivity because, at the end of the day, it really does come down to personal preference.

Top Pros Mouse Sensitivity Settings

Here, we’ll discuss the mouse sensitivity settings of some of the top pros that are out there right now in Apex Legends so that you can get some inspiration from the best.

TSM ImperialHal

TSM FTX ImperialHal
Image via ImperialHal/TSM FTX Twitter

Often considered to be one of the goats of this battle royale, ImperialHal uses a pretty low sens to dominate his opponents in the Apex arenas. Although he recently switched to controller input, he still plays Apex Legends with MnK when the controller seems too boring.

  • DPI: 800
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 1.1

TSM Albralelie

TSM FTX Albralelie
Image via Respawn Entertainment

While TSM FTX Albralelie is no longer part of the deadly TSM trio, he is still one of the best Apex Legends players right now. And he is a great example of a fast sens player.

  • DPI: 800
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 1.8


Image via NRG

NRG NAFEN currently represents NRG in the top-level Apex Legends tournaments. And he is currently one of the best mechanically talented players in the game.

  • DPI: 800
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 1.8


NRG Aceu
Image via NRG

While he is more of a variety streamer nowadays, Aceu became synonymous with Apex Legends’ with his sick highlight montage of him dunking on his opponents.

  • DPI: 800
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 2.1


Image via iiTzTimmy

While he no longer competes regularly at the highest level, his accolades in the competitive ranked modes are nothing but extraordinary. He is also another example of a high-sens player.

  • DPI: 1800
  • Mouse Sensitivity: 1.1

Since these pro players and streamers usually change their sensitivity settings depending on their mood, don’t take these numbers at face value. Check out their stream to get a bit more updated numbers. We’ll also keep an eye on their mouse settings-related changes as well.

How to Change Mouse Sensitivity in Apex Legends PC?

Great, you learned about all the pros and cons of using high sens vs. low sens in Apex, and if you want to try our different sensitivity settings but don’t know how to actually change your sensitivity in the game, then this guide is for you.

Apex sens

Go to the settings menu on the game, where you will find the “MOUSE/KEYBOARD” option. And the very first option is dedicated to mouse sensitivity. Also, turn off any other form of mouse acceleration from the game, as that may hinder your ability to aim well in the game consistently.

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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.