It doesn’t matter what game you play adjusting the DPI and sensitivity settings is important for pro gaming. With the release of new apex legends people are now searching or optimal mouse DPI and sensitivity settings for consistent gameplay which can be a difficult task as apex legends are fast-paced multiplayer battle royale games, yet it takes a time to kill a player which requires accurate and precise aiming. Finding the DPI and sensitivity value should be high enough so that you have good mobility but low enough so that you remain accurate in your aim and your pointer doesn’t keep moving around the target.
DPI and sensitivity are correlated but different in a way and depend greatly on your mouse quality and its properties, this article reviews the best DPI and sensitivity settings for apex legends so that score for that kill you have always admired.
Apex Legends DPI and Sensitivity Guide
DPI, Sensitivity, and their difference:
DPI stands for dots per inch and it refers to the mobility of your mouse. Dots per inch means how much your cursor will move with the little movement of the mouse. Greater the sensitivity of your mouse more the cursor will move will lesser movement.
Sensitivity is also related to the movement of the cursor, the greater the sensitivity the more the cursor will move with lesser movement. Now the question is what is actually the difference between DPI and sensitivity?
DPI is the hardware property of your mouse, while sensitivity is the software setting. To completely understand the difference let us consider an example.
Say, you two mice one is a good mouse with good hardware and DPI support and the other one is a cheap mouse that doesn’t support high DPI. You move your good mouse 1cm and cursor moves from point A to point B because of its high DPI while if you move the bad mouse 1 cm it doesn’t cover the distance from point A to point B rather it covers the less distance, then you increase the sensitivity of your bad mouse and it becomes capable of moving from point A to point B with 1 cm of movement. Now, both the mice are covering the same cursor distance with the same movement, good mouse because of its high DPI and bad mouse because of its high sensitivity.
But there will be a great difference between their movements. A good mouse will take shorter steps to move from point A to point B hence having high accuracy while the bad mouse will take larger steps while moving from point A to point B providing less accuracy. This is because the hardware of the mouse didn’t support that much DPI but you compensated it using the sensitivity of the mouse which can increase the mobility of cursor but not the accuracy of the steps.
You might have noticed when you have high sensitivity your cursor keeps moving around the target but doesn’t precisely aim at the target this is because a mouse with low DPI and high sensitivity can’t take small steps to cover large distances due to its hardware limitations. Rather it takes large steps hence missing the actual target.
Mouse DPI for Apex Legends
Low DPI (400 – 800)
A Low DPI of 400 to 800 might be the best for aiming at the enemy but it will surely require more effort during the whole gameplay as you will need to move your arms and wrist more in order to explore the map and pick up the supplies.
Moreover, when you are making hip fire or aiming through the scope your movements can get real slow at low DPI but will give you a margin of error of your hand movement.
High DPI (1000 – 2000)
If you have a DPI of 1000 or above your mobility will increase greatly and you will require much less effort to move around in the map and keep an eye on every side to beware of the enemies. But when in combat it might be a little difficult to handle the cursor and aim accurately on the target.
While in hip fire and aiming down sites, high sensitivity will help you greatly as during these positions movements become very slow and with high DPI you can aim at your enemy quickly and accurately.
High Sensitivity (2 – 3.5)
Players which prefer low DPI settings, optimal values for mouse sensitivity, ADS multiplier, Mouse acceleration, and mouse inversion are given below:
- Mouse Sensitivity: 2 – 3.5
- strong>ADS Multiplier: 0.8 – 1
- strong>Mouse Acceleration: Off
- strong>Mouse Inversion: Off
Low Sensitivity (0.5 – 2.5)
Players which prefer high DPI settings, optimal values for mouse sensitivity, ADS multiplier, Mouse acceleration and mouse inversion are given below:
- Mouse Sensitivity: 0.5 – 2.5
- ADS Multiplier: 0.8 – 1
- Mouse Acceleration:Off
- Mouse Inversion:Off
For any multiplayer or hardcore battle game it is necessary to have good mouse and optimal DPPI and sensitivity settings. You can’t have high DPI and high sensitivity at the same time as it will become uncontrollable for any player to play high DPI and sensitivity. The best sensitivity matches for both high and Low DPI are given above. Now choosing the best DPI depends on you and your mouse capabilities.
If you are beginner we recommend you to start from low DPI and low/high sensitivity setting and move toward high DPI and low sensitivity settings as you get the command over the game.