If you are new to PC gaming, it can be difficult to find the settings that work best for you when it comes to your mouse and/or keyboard.
If you are not particularly well accustomed to gaming on the computer in general, you might struggle to know why you should even consider going about changing the sensitivity settings.
That’s where we come in! We are going to be looking at why you might want to try adjusting your mouse sensitivity, but we are going to be focusing on how to do so for a particular game: Apex Legends. Let’s get started.
What Is Apex Legends?
Before we get started on the sensitivity settings of your mouse, let’s have a closer look at Apex Legends in general.
Released in 2019, Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale shooting game that was developed by Respawn Entertainment.
The multiplayer game places players into squads of three, where they will pick from a roster of 20 heroes- known as “Legends”- which each have their own abilities.
The battle royale genre combined with the shooter-style gameplay and the distinctive hero characters has made Apex Legends a particularly successful game that currently has over one million people playing worldwide.
What Does Mouse Sensitivity Mean?
Now that we have a grasp on what Apex Legends is, let’s take a look at mouse sensitivity in general before we think about the optimal sensitivity to use when playing the FPS battle royale title.
Mouse sensitivity is a basic function that relates to how responsive your mouse cursor will be when you play a PC game. The sensitivity is based on your movement of the mouse.
For example, if you increase the sensitivity of your mouse, it will allow the mouse cursor to move much faster on the screen without the need to move your hand that much.
When it comes to a PC game such as Apex Legends, the mouse sensitivity will affect the movement and the speed of the in-game crosshairs.
What Does Mouse DPI Mean?
When thinking about the sensitivity of your mouse, another important term to remember is DPI.
DPI stands for dots per linear inch- relating to the number of dots/pixels that your mouse will move on the screen for every inch that your hand moves it- and is a way in which mouse sensitivity is measured.
DPI will dictate how fast the mouse will feel and how fast the on-screen cursor will move. If the DPI of a certain mouse is relatively high, then the cursor will move faster and vice versa.
As well as DPI, the term eDPI is also often used in regard to mouse sensitivity. Let’s take a look at this term as well
What Is eDPI In PC Gaming?
Similar to DPI, eDPI refers to effective dots per inch and is a value in itself. The eDPI value is the combination of your game sensitivity with the DPI of your mouse, which is then considered to be the true sensitivity speed.
Calculating the eDPI allows the player to compare their sensitivity speed with others in a much easier fashion.
In order to measure your eDPI in Apex Legends, all you need to do is multiply your current mouse DPI with the DPI in the game settings.
What Is The Best Level Of Mouse Sensitivity When Playing Apex Legends?
Now that we have a thorough grasp of the various terms related to mouse sensitivity in PC gaming, we are now ready to discuss what range of mouse sensitivity is best when it comes to playing Apex Legends.
Seeing as Apex Legends is a first-person shooter, there are likely to be those using a wide range of mouse sensitivity styles, from low to high. It all comes down to personal preferences.
Those with low sensitivity will be able to perform excellently at long-distance shooting, such as with sniper rifles, or when playing as heroes that have fantastic long-distance abilities.
However, fights that occur up close are likely to be a little more difficult with low sensitivity.
This is particularly the case with Apex Legends, as heroes that have abilities that center around movement- such as the high-speed daredevil Legend Octane- will be able to use the player’s slow movement to their advantage.
When it comes to high sensitivity, players can utilize the quick nature to get the better of their enemies, but this does come at a price. This quickness can mean that stability is sacrificed, particularly when it comes to long-range or medium fights.
Seeing as there are pros and cons for both options, we are going to look at some sensitivity suggestions for both high and low sensitivity users.
Low Sensitivity Suggestions
If you prefer to use a lower sensitivity in FPS games, a DPI of 800 with an in-game sensitivity of around 1.2 could be a great choice for you when playing Apex Legends (see also ‘How To Change Apex Legends Name‘).
If 1.2 is a little low, but you still want a relatively low sensitivity, consider experimenting with settings of between 1.2 and 1.5.
High Sensitivity Suggestions
On the other hand, if it is high sensitivity option that you are looking for, 1,8 with a DPI of 800 is an option that might be perfect for Apex Legends. Try out settings of between 1.5 and 1.8 if you find that 1.8 is too high for you.
How To Change Your Mouse Sensitivity In Apex Legends?
So now you should have a good knowledge of why you might want to change your mouse sensitivity settings as well as some suggestions as to what to change it to depending on your personal preferences.
But how do you actually go about changing your sensitivity within the game itself?
Let’s now delve into the technical aspects so that you can change your mouse sensitivity with ease whenever you want to! Let’s break it down into simple steps.
- Step One: Enter the settings menu in the game. You should be able to see an option that says “MOUSE/KEYBOARD” that you will want to click on. It can be found on the top bar between “GAMEPLAY” and “CONTROLLER”.
- Step Two: You will see that the very first section underneath the “MOUSE/KEYBOARD” tab will be dedicated purely to the sensitivity of the mouse. From here, make sure that you check all of the settings already in place and turn off anything that you don’t want.
- Step Three: Once you have made sure that the mouse acceleration and invert are either turned on or off- whichever your personal preference might be – focus your attention on the slider bar near the top of the screen. This is where you can change the mouse sensitivity to your liking. Simply click on the bar and drag the bar to the sensitivity level that you want.
And there you have it! It really is as easy as that to change your mouse sensitivity in Apex Legends.
Mouse Sensitivity In Apex Legends From Gaming Professionals
If you’re still not sure as to what kind of sensitivity you want to try, you might want to take some advice from some Apex Legends pros (see also ‘Who Made Apex Legends?‘)!
We are going to take a look at what level of mouse sensitivity is used by professional eSports gamers known for their Apex Legends prowess.
- Kirill Kostiv a.k.a. 9impulse: Uses Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT mouse with 800 DPI and 2.3 sensitivity.
- Brandon Winn a.k.a. aceu: Uses FinalMouse Ultralight 2 mouse with 800 DPI and 1.8 sensitivity.
- Mac Beckwith a.k.a. Albralelie: Uses Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse with 800 DPI and 0.83 sensitivity.
- Anthony Andrade a.k.a. Apryze: Uses FinalMouse Ultralight 2 mouse with 800 DPI and 1.7 sensitivity.
- Phillip Dosen a.k.a. ImperialHal: Uses Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse with 400 DPI and 2 sensitivity.
- Jordan Wolfe a.k.a. reps: Uses Logitech G305 mouse with 400 DPI and 1.8 sensitivity
- Dan Ušić a.k.a. rpr: Uses Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse with 800 DPI and 1.8 sensitivity.
- Chris Sexton a.k.a. Sweetdreams: Uses Razer DeathAdderElite with 400 DPI and 1.8 sensitivity
- Adam Lau a.k.a. senoxe: Uses Final Mouse Ultralight 2 with 800 DPI and 1.8 sensitivity.
- Coby Meadows a.k.a. dizzy: Uses Zowie ZA13 mouse with 800 DPI and 1.9 sensitivity.
When it comes down to it, sensitivity settings are all about your personal preferences. If you are unsure as to which setting works well for you, experiment with various mouse sensitivity settings.
Doing so should help you find the sensitivity that suits you best and allow you to get the most out of Apex Legends when you play.
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