Choosing the perfect mouse sensitivity for the PC version of Apex Legends can be really daunting for beginners. Here we’ll guide you through the whole process from beginning till the end.
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 don’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 really difficult. And Apex Legends is not an outlier in that case since the topic of mouse sensitivity can start a riot in any online forums.
- What is mouse sensitivity?
- Which Mouse Sensitivity is Best for Apex Legends?
- Top pros mouse sensitivity settings
- How to change your in-game mouse sensitivity in Apex Legends PC?
What is mouse sensitivity?
Before we start discussing optimal mouse sensitivity let’s first explain what is actually mouse sensitivity. Basically, mouse sensitivity is measured by how responsive your mouse cursor is depending upon your mouse movement.
In Apex, think of it as how fast or slow your in-game crosshair moves based on your mouse movement. Aside from in-game sensitivity, there are also other terms that you need to understand such as DPI and eDPI.
What is mouse DPI?
DPI(dots per linear inch) is a measurement for mouse sensitivity. It also dictates how fast your mouse feels when you move your mouse in the game. In short, higher DPI will make your mouse sensitivity higher.
What is eDPI in Apex?
In the world of PC gaming, it has become somewhat of a standard to measure the final mouse sensitivity using the term eDPI which basically means the effective DPI. To measure your current eDPI in Apex Legends, you just need to multiply the mouse DPI that you are currently using to play Apex Legends on PC with the in-game settings.
For example, if you are currently using 800 DPI on your mouse and your in-game sensitivity is 1.3 then your eDPI is 1,040.
Which Mouse Sensitivity is Best for Apex Legends?
Now, we are finally getting to the part that you were looking for. In any FPS game, you will see high and low sensitivity players. There are some obvious pros and cons to using either of these mouse settings. In short, players with high eDPI can flick or swipe their mouse really fast, but in return, they sacrifice their stability during medium to long-range encounters.
Whereas, players with low sens can actually have better results at longer distances, but suffers slightly during close-quarter encounters especially in Apex where movement-focused legends such as Octane can outmaneuver you with advanced movement techniques such as tap-strafing to quickly change direction while in the air.
Suggestion for high sens users
For high sens users, 1.8 in-game sensitivity with 800 DPI is highly recommended. At that exact eDPI range, Apex PC players get just enough stability for medium to long-distance duels while decimating the competition in close-quarter scenarios.
Suggestion for low sens users
Now, for low-sens users, 1.2 in-game sensitivity with 800 DPI is recommended. Make sure you have enough space in your mousepad to make those match-winning big swipes whenever an Octane tries to break your ankles.
Also, this is not the end all be all mouse sensitivity settings for Apex Legends PC. Players are highly encouraged to try any sens between 1.2 to 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 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 FTX ImperialHal
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.
- DPI: 400
- Mouse Sensitivity: 2.0
TSM FTX Albralelie
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
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: 1.2
While he is more of a variety streamer nowadays, NRG Aceu became synonymous with Apex Legends’ with his sick highlight montage of him dunking on his opponents.
- DPI: 800
- Mouse Sensitivity: 1.8
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 your in-game 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 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.
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 consistently aim well in the game.