Getting Really Low FPS In Apex Legends On PC

Fix Low FPS In Apex Legends On Windows 10 PC Or Laptop

If you have a really powerful system with decent hardware and a beefy graphics card, but for some strange reason you are experiencing really low FPS when playing Apex Legends regardless of if you set the graphics settings to low, then hopefully one of the methods below will help increase the FPS in Apex Legends for you.

There can be many reasons why you are experiencing low FPS in Apex Legends even though a system with your hardware should be achieving well over 100FPS your graphics card could be overheating, your system is struggling with the display resolution or perhaps you don’t have the latest graphics drivers installed.

How To FIX Low FPS In Apex Legends:

1. Make sure Windows 10 is up to date – Update your graphics card drivers (If you have the latest drivers ensure there are no known bugs with the latest driver causing low FPS):

  • Right-click start menu icon > Settings > Update & Security > Check for updates

2. Scan for viruses or malware on your computer – If your system has become infected this could cause massive problems and especially impact your FPS in Apex Legends so scan your PC using your antivirus software

3. Install the latest DirectX version:

  • Download the DirectX web installer from the following link here > Follow the on screen steps

4. Adjust the in-game graphic settings – Change everything to low and disabled and see how your FPS is, then slowly increase the settings:

  • Anti-aliasing will have a big impact on your FPS so try setting it to none

5. If you have a decent graphics card try turning the graphics settings up – This will make the graphics card work harder and it could increase the FPS as the game will rely more on the GPU instead of the CPU

6. Lower the resolution in Apex Legends – It might be struggling to handle the higher resolution depending on what graphics card you have:

  • Click on the settings cog on the main screen on Apex Legends > Click on Settings
  • Select Video
  • Change Resolution

7. Turn off V-Sync

  • Launch Apex > Settings cog in bottom right-hand corner > Settings > Video
  • Scroll down to Advanced > Change V-Sync to Disabled

8. Run the game in borderless:

  • Launch Apex > Settings cog in bottom right-hand corner > Settings > Video
  • Change Display Mode to Borderless Window

9. Open Task Manager while the game is running and make sure no other programs are using the GPU:

  • Open Apex Legends and Alt+ Tab > Right-click on the Taskbar > Open Task manager
  • Click on the “Processes” tab then look at the GPU columm to see if anything is hogging it

That’s about all you can do. The only other cause of your FPS being low could be that a system file has become corrupted and you need to reset Windows 10. Also, do some research and check that there are no known issues with your graphics card having low FPS.

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