How to Fix Apex Legends Lag

There has been a lot of people complaining that they frequently experience lagging issues on Apex Legends. These issues usually occur because of network connection problems or high video settings.

If you happen to be one of them that are experiencing these issues, don’t fret! We’ve got some effective fixes here for you. Check them out below and see if any of them can help you fix your Apex Legends lagging problem.

Check your in-game video settings

If you’re using very high video settings for your Apex Legends game, your computer hardware components may not be powerful enough to support them, and then you experience the lagging issue. You should try lowering or disabling some of the in-game video settings and see if your Apex Legends can run more smoothly.

There are some adjustments we suggest you make in particular:

  • Turn down Anti-Aliasing
  • Turn off V-Sync
  • Turn off Ambient Occlusion Quality
  • Turn down Sun Shadow Coverage and Detail
  • Turn down Spot Shadow Detail
  • Turn off Dynamic Spot Shadow
  • Turn down Effect Detail
  • Turn down Model Detail

Then check to see if this fixes your Apex Legends lagging issue.

Restart your computer and router/modem

There may be temporary issues with your router/modem so you see the Apex Legends lagging issue. To fix them, you need to restart these devices.

Step 1: Turn off your device.

Step 2: Turn off your router and modem and disconnect them from the power source.

Step 3: Leave them for several minutes.

Step 4: Reconnect all these devices to power, and turn them back on.

Step 5: Launch your Apex Legends and test your Apex Legends lagging issue.

Change the Apex Legends compatibility settings

You can fix the Apex Legends lagging issue by turning off the full screen optimization for Apex Legends and running it as administrator. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open File Explorer (pressing Win and E on your keyboard), and go to where Apex Legends is installed.

Step 2: Right click your game icon and select Properties.

Step 3: Go to the Compatibility tab, and check Disable full screen optimizations and Run this program as an administrator.

Now run Apex Legends and see if this fixed your Apex Legends lagging issues.

Set your Apex Legends priority to High

Manually raising the priority of Apex Legends can also be a good way to fix the Apex Legends lagging issue. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Make sure your Apex Legends has been launched, then press the CtrlShift and Esc keys on your keyboard.

Step 2: Select the Details tab.

Step 3: Right click the Apex Legends process, select Set priority and click High.

Test and see whether changing the priority works for you.

Check the Apex Legends server status

If you see the Apex Legends lagging issue, chances are the servers of Apex Legends are not working properly. You can visit the Apex Legends Status site (note that this is a third-party site) to see if this is true.

If you find any server issues there, then you need to wait until they fix their servers, then check to see if your problem is gone. If not, don’t worry! There are still other fixes for you to try…

Check your background tasks

There may be other programs running in the background that are using too many resources of your computer so you’ll get the Apex Legends lagging issue. To see if this is the case:

Step 1: Press CtrlShift and Esc keys on your keyboard to open Task Manager.

Step 2: Check if there is any task that is using excessive system resources. If so, right click it and select End task.

Now try launching Apex Legends and see if your Apex Legends lagging issue is fixed.

Check your firewall or antivirus

Another thing you can check is your firewall settings. You need to check if your antivirus program or firewall is blocking Apex Legends. If it is, then you need to trying disabling the antivirus program temporarily (be careful for what you’re browsing when it’s off), and see if this can fix your Apex Legends lagging issue.

If turning off the firewall or antivirus really works, then you should contact the vender of the software to see what they can do for you. But if not, then move on to the fixes below.

We hope that the solutions above have helped you fix your Apex Legends lagging issue. If you have any questions or suggestions about them, feel free to leave a comment below!

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