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Apex Legends improving gameplay responsiveness with Nvidia Reflex

Published: 13:04, 13 October 2020
EA
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If you've been looking to get yourself out of the bronze/silver/gold mediocrity in Apex Legends, you might want to give Nvidia Reflex a go, as it certainly won't hurt your chances.

"EA’s ever-popular Apex Legends is the latest title to add Nvidia Reflex, an in-game option that reduces system latency for millions of GeForce gamers. System latency (often referred to as “input lag”), is one of the key factors affecting the responsiveness of any kind of gameplay. And when playing online, low system latency can make you more competitive", Nvidia wrote. 

Note that Nvidia Reflex is on by default in Apex Legends. While there will be a UI option to disable and enable it more easily, for now it's accessed through a command-line argument. 

To enable/disable NVIDIA Reflex manually:    

  1. Open the Origin Launcher    
  2. Go to My Game Library    
  3. Find Apex Legends and right-click the game    
  4. Select Game Properties    
  5. Click the Advanced Launch Options tab    
  6. +gfx_nvnUseLowLatency 0 to disable NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency    
  7. +gfx_nvnUseLowLatency 1 to enable NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency    
  8. Click Save

Nvidia claim that Reflex reduces system latency and increases PC responsiveness by up to 30 per cent in GPU-intensive scenarios in Apex Legends. 

Nvidia Apex Legends performance slide for Nvidia Reflex Apex Legends with Nvidia Reflex

Note that Nvidia Reflex runs on all Geforce GPUs back to the Geforce GTX 900 series. As long as you're up to date with Game Ready drivers and your Apex Legends installation, you should be set for the lower-latency experience. 

You can find the announcement over at Nvidia's website .

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