Apex Legends game for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Electronic Arts along with Respawn Entertainment published and developed a new free to play battle royale game called Apex Legends. This game is set in the same universe as Titanfall and has recently been released for Windows PCs, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The introduction of each character having their own unique skills and abilities, makes it stand out from Fortnite and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND or PUBG. Just a few weeks into its initial release, this game has taken over the entire Internet with everyone talking about its features, graphics, and storyline. We will be talking about the game in this article.

Apex Legends game for Windows PC


Apex Legends for PC, Xbox One & PlayStation 4

We will be discussing the following aspects of this game,

  1. System Requirements.
  2. Options available on the PC edition.
  3. How to download and install it on a Windows PC.
  4. My Initial Impressions.
  5. Availability.

1] Apex Legends System Requirements

As per the drill and data officially provided by EA (Electronic Arts), we will be talking about the Minimum Requirements and the Recommended Requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 (x64 architecture).
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor.
  • RAM: 6 Gigabytes.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7730
  • GPU RAM: 1 Gigabyte.
  • Hard drive free space: Minimum 22 Gigabytes of free space on the Hard drive.

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 (x64 architecture).
  • CPU: Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 Gigabytes.
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • GPU RAM: 8 Gigabytes.
  • Hard drive free space: Minimum 22 Gigabytes of free space on the Hard drive.

2] Apex Legends Options available on the PC edition

  • Adaptive Resolution FPS Target: 0 (off) – 100 (requires TSAA when Enabled)
  • Adaptive Supersampling: Disabled / Enabled
  • Anti-aliasing: None / TSAA
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 and 5:4 / 16:9 / 16:10 / 21:9
  • Ambient Occlusion: Disabled / Low / Medium / High
  • Color Blind Mode: Off / Protanopia / Deuteranopia / Tritanopia
  • Display Mode: Full screen / Windowed / Borderless Window
  • Dynamic Spot Shadows: Disabled / Enabled
  • Effects Detail: Low / Medium / High
  • FOV: Slider (70-110)
  • Impact Marks: Disabled / Low / High
  • Model Detail: Low / Medium / High
  • Ragdoll: Low / Medium / High
  • Spot Shadow Detail: Disabled / Low / High / Very High
  • Sun Shadow Coverage: Low / High
  • Sun Shadow Detail: Low / High
  • Texture Filtering: Bilinear, Trilinear, Anisotropic (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x)
  • Texture streaming budget: None / 2GB VRAM / 2-3 GB VRAM / 3 GB VRAM / 4 GB VRAM / 6 GB VRAM / 8 GB VRAM
  • V-Sync: Disabled / 3x buffered / Adaptive / Adaptive (1/2 rate)
  • Volumetric Lighting: Disabled / Enabled

Additional features

  • Fully remappable key bindings
  • Mouse acceleration: off/on
  • Streamer Mode: Off / Killer Only / All
  • ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplayer Slider: 0.2 up to 20.0
  • Gamepad support with multiple configs and sensitivity options
  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push to Talk / Open Mic
  • Open mic threshold slider
  • Incoming voice chat volume slider
  • Play Incoming Text Chat as Speech: Off/On
    (Currently only available in English)
  • Convert Incoming Voice to Chat Text: Off/On
    (Currently only available in English)

3] Download & install Apex Legends on Windows PC

Apex Legends can be downloaded and played using Origin of Windows PCs.

To get the latest version of the installer which is around 65 Megabytes head to origin.com.

Once downloaded, run the executable file to land on the following screen.


Apex Legends for PC

It will ask you to sign in to your Origin account/EA account. If you do not already have one, just use the Create An Account option to create one right then.

Once signed in, you will be prompted to choose the install location and other details which you need to set accordingly.

You need to remember that the installation location will need at least 22 Gigabytes of free hard drive space.

Along with that, you will also get options to enable the creation of the Start menu and Desktop shortcuts to get the game running more intuitively.

Depending on your Internet connection, it will then start downloading 13.26 GB to game data.

Once downloaded, you will get to this screen where you need to click on View in Library.

Finally, you can select Play to start the game.

It will then launch and start loading the game.

There you go!

4] Apex Legends gameplay

Playing the game is a bit addictive. The responsiveness and character-based features that you get with this game, makes it stand out from others.

A player will be able to level up with the XP that they earn by playing the matches. For each level up, they will be eligible to earn rewards like Apex Pack, Legend Tokens or even both. After level 100, additional tokens can be earned just by gained by just getting enough XP.

A new character can be unlocked when the player collects 12,000 Legend Tokens by playing standard matches. For now, only one map named ‘Kings Canyon’ is available but new maps might be coming in the future.

Also, cross-platform play functionality is not yet available, but you will be getting all the new features on every platform at almost the same time.

5] Apex Legends – Initial Impressions

After getting the game fully loaded, it was easy to get used to it because of the fact that a character is narrating the storyline. And talking about the graphics, it was decent, and the frame rate stayed around 30 FPS on my machine running a 2 Gigabytes dedicated NVIDIA 920 MX and with 8 Gigabytes of RAM. The processors was a 7th Generation Core i5 – 7200U.

However, when playing intense location where the rendering was instant and critical, I faced a few lags, but that should not be on higher end machines.

Other than that, I found the gameplay to be smooth, playable and enjoying.

This game deserves a thumbs up from me.

6] Apex Legends Availability

This game is available right now to be played in the following countries for a Windows PC-

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, United States, South Africa, Thailand.

If you live in a region outside of something mentioned above, you might need to wait a little more.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.