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How to Choose the Best Controller Sensitivity in Apex Legends

How to Choose the Best Controller Sensitivity in Apex Legends
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Written by: gekisakka1
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16/06/2023

Have you ever wondered how some players have an uncanny ability to hit their targets in Apex Legends with pinpoint accuracy? Well, it's not just about practice and skill. It's also about finding the perfect controller sensitivity settings that match your playstyle. In this article, we'll delve into the nitty-gritty of controller sensitivity in Apex Legends and how you can tweak it to improve your performance in the game.

 

 

 

Understanding the Basics of Controller Sensitivity

 

Apex Legends Controller Setting

 

Before we dive into the specifics, let's first understand what controller sensitivity is. Simply put, it's how quickly your in-game character responds to the movements of your controller's thumb stick. Too high, and you might find your aim darting all over the place. Too low, and you might struggle to keep up with fast-moving opponents. Finding the sweet spot is key to improving your aim and overall performance in Apex Legends.

 

 

The Importance of Button Layout

 

Apex Legends Controller Settings

 

The first step in optimizing your controller sensitivity starts with understanding your button layout. Apex Legends offers several viable button layouts for controller players. The default layout works well for most players, but there are other options that might feel strange initially but can yield better results once you get used to them.

 

For instance, the 'Bumper Jumper' layout swaps the jump button onto your left bumper, allowing you to jump without taking your thumb off the right analog stick. Similarly, the 'Button Puncher' layout swaps your crouch button with your melee button, enabling you to crouch spam in close-range fights without losing your aim on the right analog stick.

 

Apex Legends Controller Settings

 

While it will take you some time to figure out which button layout suits you, it is recommended that you place the crouch button on the toggle so that you don't have to take your thumb off the joystick; aim set to hold to react immediately to nearby enemies.

 

And for the cherry on top, Esports Driven recommends that you bump up your cursor and speed up your armor swapping. As we already know, swapping into a downed enemy's armor is more manageable than repairing your already damaged armor.

 

 

The Role of Movement and Aiming in Controller Sensitivity

 

Apex Legends Controller Settings

 

The way you move and aim in Apex Legends plays a crucial role in determining the best controller sensitivity for you. For instance, a 4-3 sensitivity setting lets you look around more quickly when not aiming, which can be particularly useful in close-range fights.

 

You might also want to consider adjusting your sensitivity per optic magnification. Since your camera will feel like it's moving slower the higher the magnification is, increasing the sensitivity for longer sights can give you more control with sniper and marksman rifles while maintaining the accuracy of a lower sensitivity on lower magnification sights for close-range engagements. So going for a classic, 4-4 c or 4-3 with no dead zone for default sense will work for most long-range engagements.

 

 

Advanced Look Controls for Fine-Tuning Your Sensitivity

 

Apex Legends Advance Look Controls

 

For those who want a little extra fine-tuning in their aim, Apex Legends offers Advanced Look Controls (ALC). These settings allow you to adjust the speed at which the game registers the movement of your crosshair in response to the movements of your thumb stick.

The two most important parts of ALC are the yaw speed and pitch speed.

 

 

Yaw Speed:

The yaw speed dictates how fast you turn to the left or right when you aren't aiming down sight.

 

 

Pitch Speed:

While pitch speed determines the speed at which you look up and down when not aiming down sight.

 

 

Extra Yaw and Pitch Speed:

 

Apex Legends Advance Yaw and Pitch Speed

 

The Extra Yaw and Pitch may seem confusing at first, but they are crucial in getting an accurate aim on a controller in Apex Legends. Especially when you are just starting out. In simple terms, The Extra Yaw and Pitch settings provide that last boost to your normal Yaw and Pitch speeds.

 

They kick in when you reach the limit with the normal settings and want an extra boost to dodge or move quickly in a specific situation.

 

Usually, players outright disable these settings and maximize the normal Yaw and Pitch speeds. But suppose you are a beginner and are not able to handle the high sensitivity of maxed-out Yaw and Pitch speeds. In that case, it is recommended that you enable the Extra Yaw and Pitch speeds to get that extra boost with appropriate settings on the normal Yaw and Pitch speeds.

 

However, it is essential to note that setting the Extra Yaw and Pitch Speeds too high will make it harder for you to effectively track your enemies. So it is recommended that you go with the settings that fit your playstyle.

 

 

The Impact of Target Compensation on Controller Sensitivity

 

Apex Legends Target Compensation

 

Target compensation, or aim assist, is another factor that can significantly impact your controller sensitivity in Apex Legends. Regardless of the platform you play on, it's generally recommended to have both target compensation settings turned to "On." This is because turning off your aim assist can put you at a severe disadvantage, especially if you're playing on a console where everyone else will have aim assist as well.

 

So, it is more beneficial for you to use aim assist in Apex Legends than not, and this feature is one of the main reasons why many pro-Apex Legends Players also switch to Controllers.

The aim assist compensates for an unstable aim, and more often than not, having it "On" will allow you to get more kills.

 

 

Conclusion

 

In conclusion, choosing the best controller sensitivity in Apex Legends is a matter of personal preference and playstyle. It's all about finding the right balance that allows you to aim accurately and react quickly to your opponent's movements. So, don't be afraid to experiment with different settings until you find the one that works best for you.

Remember, the key to improving your performance in Apex Legends isn't just about finding the perfect controller sensitivity settings but also about practicing and honing your skills. So, grab your controller, jump into the game, and start practicing.

 

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