Can I Run Apex Legends? Minimum and Recommended Requirements

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Can I run Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is another popular battle royale game that was released last year. It is published by Electronic Arts and developed by Respawn Entertainment.

If you are a first-person shooter games lover, this game is for you. Go try it out if you have not already. The system requirements to run the game are mentioned down below.

Apex Legends: Minimum System Requirements

This game does not demand a high-end PC to run. Any decent gaming PC with the specs equivalent to what is mentioned down below should be able to support the game easily.

Minimum Requirements for Windows OS

CPUAMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor / Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz
StorageUp to 22 GB
GPUAny decent GPU with a minimum of 1 GB VRAM such as Radeon HD 7730 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Operating System64-bit Windows 7
DirectX Version11

The requirements mentioned above are the official requirements from Electronic Arts to run the game. These specs should provide at least 40 – 60 frames on 720p resolution.

Minimum Requirements for MAC OS

There are no official requirements to run Apex Legends on the MAC OS directly because Electronic Arts do not offer MAC OS clients for Apex Legends.

The only authentic way to run Apex Legends on your MAC device is through game streaming services (Google Stadia or NVIDIA GeForce Now).

But to play Apex Legends through online streaming services, you will need a perfect internet connection.

There are a few other workarounds to run the game on MAC, such as installing windows on MAC, but we do not advise that.

Such ways do not let your game run to full potential. So, it is recommended to look for streaming services.

Apex Legends: Recommended System Requirements

The following are the official recommended requirements from Electronic Arts to run Apex Legends smoothly even though the minimum requirements mentioned above will easily support the game but to experience the game’s full flying colors.

You must consider the specifications mentioned below. These specs must provide more than 60 frames per second on 1080p resolution.

CPUIntel i5 3570K or equivalent
StorageUp to 22 GB
GPUAMD Radeon R9 290 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Operating System64-bit Windows 10 Updated.
DirectX Version11

Our Recommendation

If you are still not sure about what PC components you should go for, then our recommendation will help you for sure.

We recommend you to go for GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 580 4 GB Graphics card paired up with the processor Intel i5 4790K or Ryzen R5 1500X.

These specifications should be able to provide more than 100 frames per second on a 1080p resolution.

Compare your current PC components with the minimum and recommended requirements mentioned above to find out if your pc is capable of running Apex Legends or not.

If they are not equivalent to the minimum requirements, consider buying new components for your old PC, which you find outdated, or buy a whole new unit.

Here you can find out how much it costs to upgrade your gaming pc?

Apex Legends Gameplay

Apex Legends is a survival, first-person shooter game based on the concept of hunger games. A typical match of Apex Legends starts with 60 players who land on an island.

They fall in different areas of the island and gather loot, including weapons and other equipment.

After looting, they start hunting for enemies while keeping themselves in a safe zone. The secure area keeps getting smaller to make sure that no team is camping at some corner of the island. The last team surviving on the island wins the match.

This is all about the gameplay of Apex Legends, and it is pretty much the same as other battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite.

Apex Legends Twitch Streamers

If you want to learn the basics of Apex Legends, you should check out these few twitch streamers mentioned below as they stream Apex Legends daily.

How to get Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is a free-to-play game. To get it, you need to follow the following steps.

  • Get Origin launcher on your PC.
  • Log in to it by providing your credentials.
  • Search for Apex Legends and tap on download button
  • Wait for the download to finish.

You are ready to go, start the game and enjoy your first gameplay!

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Luqman is the founder of and an obsessed gamer! Overseeing the site's coverage of gaming hardware and software. He is also the founder of a Computer Gaming Lounge. He has been into gaming and PC Building since 2009. He is also obsessed with DOTA 2 and Rainbow Six Siege.