There are several different skills required to be good at a competitive first-person shooter. Good communication and game sense are key but they are only useful if you can hit your shots in the first place. The best way to get better at shooting in Apex Legends is to find the best sensitivity for you.
However, the process of finding that sensitivity can be tricky. There are all sorts of factors to consider like what input you are using, how much mouse pad space you have, and what kind of aiming style you prefer.
For example, mouse players who aim with their arm will generally benefit from using a lower sensitivity whilst those that primarily aim with their wrist are more likely to benefit from a higher sensitivity.
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Best Controller Sensitivity in Apex Legends
Of the two input types, controller players should have an easier time finding their sensitivity. Most high-skill controller players will set both Look Sensitivity and Look Sensitivity (ADS) to High (4). These options provide a nice balance of being able to look around quickly whilst remaining accurate at long range.
Another setting you may find useful is Response Curve. Response Curve changes how analog stick movement affects your ability to turn. Most players stick to Classic because it’s consistent and easy to adjust to. However, Steady offers a good alternative for players that are confident in their aim. Fine Aim, High Velocity, and Linear are not worth using for most players.
Best Mouse Sensitivity in Apex Legends
Best Gaming Mouse
On PC, there are more factors that need to be taken into account compared to if you were playing on a controller. One thing to consider is your choice of hardware. Although it isn’t necessary to have an expensive mouse it is useful to have one that weighs less than 100g. Using a heavier mouse can cause wrist strain and discomfort.
Some personal mouse recommendations include:
Logitech G Pro Wireless
Glorious Model O
Roccat Kone Pro Air.
As for settings, the Apex Legends sensitivity can be tweaked but it’s best to start out at 1.0. From there raise the in-game sensitivity up between 1.1 and 3.0 until you find what works best.
You’ll also want to set your ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier to either 1.0 or 1.2. The latter will make it so that your sensitivity is identical whilst aimed in or hip-firing whilst the former will slightly lower your sensitivity whilst aimed in making it slightly easier to track targets.
The final step is to figure out what DPI you want to play at. DPI stands for dots per inch and is a measurement of how far your cursor moves on-screen when your mouse is moved one inch across. Therefore the higher the DPI, the faster you can look around.
A general rule of thumb for DPI is to use 800, 1000, or 1600. 800 is a good option if you’re playing at 1080p resolution and 1600 is suitable for 1440p. As for 1000, it’s a nice middle ground that should feel comfortable regardless of resolution.
The reason you don’t want to use 800 DPI or lower on a higher resolution monitor is that it makes it more difficult to do day-to-day tasks. No one wants to drag their mouse all the way across their desk just to close a tab on Google Chrome.
DPI can be changed in your mouse manufacturers’ dedicated software (like Razer Synapse) or Windows settings.
What the Pros Use
Below is a list of the settings used by various professional Apex players and streamers. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the best Apex Legends players in the world also use the best sensitivity options. Using their settings as a guideline can be an excellent way to improve your aim.
ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier
After you got your sensitivity ready, here are a few other things to set up before charging onto the Apex Arena: