Apex Legends – Best Launch Options for Steam

In this guide, we will show a list of best Apex Legends launch options/commands for Steam. You can use these options for the Origin launcher as well, but these are mainly for Steam users.If during or after any of the launch options, you face any issues, remove it from the command line and play as it was before.

Apex Legends Launch Options

Apex Legends Best Launch Options for Steam

How To Use The Commands⇓

A list of all (known) launch options and their usefulness in the game are listed below for Apex Legends. We will see if these commands are supported in the current version of Apex Legends (Season 7 – v3.02.267) or not.Take note to disable any launch options that you suspect might cause an issue. It can result in a crash or performance problem. Here is How to set/use the Apex launch options:

  • Go to the game launcher in Steam. Right, Click on Apex Legends and select properties.
  • Now go to set launch options and set the parameters as you like from below.
  • Right-click on Apex Legends from Steam Library, and under the “GENERAL” tab,
  • You can put the launch commands in the “Launch Options” Field, as shown in this image:

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Working Apex Legends Launch Options ⇓

These Apex Legends Launch options have been tested and are all working:

apex legends best launch options steam

-full / -fullscreen – The game will always launch in Fullscreen Mode. This is recommended if your windows keep re-adjusting to borderless Fullscreen or any other setting.

-window / -windowed – The game will always launch in Windowed Mode. This is up to preference. I personally do not use this command line.

+cl_showfps 4 – Shows FPS in-game. This can also be achieved with steam overlay settings, NVIDIA, or FRAPS. You can also find this setting inside the game options of Apex Legends. If you want to use this, go for it by all means.

+cl_showpos 1 – show Name, Position, Angle, and Velocity in-game. Important information can be used for a number of reasons to record data and stats.

+fps_max (Your preferred number) – Limit FPS to the given number. Set to “1” to set the fps to the monitor’s refresh rate and set to “0” for unlimited Frame Rates. The values 0 and 1 are binary and can be called OFF and ON. Any custom number will set the highest FPS to that number. Super useful command option to have.

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-high – Sets the game thread priority to high. This could lead to a performance increase but also system instability. Use at your own risk. This can also be done by the Task Manager.

-dev – Animations won’t be there anymore but can cause issues in performance. Disable/Remove this if you encounter problems. I personally do not recommend this setting. You should use this one at your own risk.

Unsupported Commands⇓

These are some of Apex Legend’s unsupported or removed launch options:

  • -novid – It does not work as of now. You can skip videos using this.
  • -threads (number) – Number of CPU threads to allocate. Does not work since the game controls this.
  • -freq / -refresh (number) – The settings manage this, so this command does not work.
  • -console – Disables developer console in public builds of Apex Legends.

Commands needing Confirmation⇓

These apex legends launch options will need confirmation from a mass number of players:

  • -forcenovsync – Game settings manage this option.
  • -dxlevel – DirectX API version of rendering Determination option.
  • -preload / -cl_forcepreload – Enables preloading of textures at game start. Since preloading is handled by the game, this option seems obsolete.

That is all we are sharing in this guide for useful commands or launch options for Apex Legends. As you can see, there are launch commands for other games as well.

If you require a detailed list of launch commands for any specific game, do let me know in the comments below. Also, leave your thoughts in the comments below, and I will see you in the next guide.

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Last Updated on May 23, 2024

7 thoughts on “Apex Legends – Best Launch Options for Steam”

  1. How do you string multiple commands in the one launch option line Steam provides, string them one after the other?

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