NICKMERCS Apex Legends Sensitivity & Settings

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Video game streamers bank a lot of money. In fact, top Twitch streamers are said to earn upwards of $8 million a year. Regardless of where you are in the world, I think we can safely say that $8 million a year is more than enough.

NICKMERCS is among the elite streamers of our time. Not only does he get paid for playing in front of thousands of viewers, but he is also a co-owner of one of the biggest esports organizations, FaZe Clan.

Apart from NICKMERC’s professional endeavors, he also loves streaming battle royale games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Warzone. He is also known as a community man who loves engaging his viewers and giving back to the his supporters.

It’s also a bonus that his stream is pretty fun. It’s chill, but definitely enjoyable to watch especially if you’re into battle royale games.

With that being said, how can someone who has so many endeavors be equally good at the game? Obviously, there’s passion and talent but there’s also the fact that he has continuously explored the various settings in the game and has retrofitted it for his playstyle.

In this article, we’ve rounded up NICKMERC’s Apex Legends sensitivity & settings. You can adapt them yourself or use them as a good reference especially if you’re just starting out in the game. Streamers are always fun to emulate because they are more casual than pros yet they are often more skilled than the general playing public.

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Gameplay Settings

Settings NameNICKMERCS’ Gameplay Settings
Interact Prompt StyleCompact
Button HintsOn
Crosshair Damage FeedbackX with Shield Damage Icon
Damage NumbersStacking
Ping OpacityFaded
Minimap RotationOn
Weapon Auto-Cycle on EmptyOn
Auto SprintOn
Double Tap SprintOff
Jetpack ControlToggle
Incoming Damage FeedbackToggle
Taking Damage Closes Deathbox or Crafting MenuOff
Hop-Up Pop-UpOn
Streamer ModeKiller Only
Anonymous ModeEnabled
Usage SharingDisabled
Performance Display On
Club InvitesDisabled

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Accessibility Settings

Settings NameNICKMERCS’ Accessibility Settings
Color Blind ModeOff
Subtitle SizeNormal
Enable Accessibility Chat FeaturesOff
Convert Incoming Voice Chat to Chat TextOff
Play Incoming Text Chat as SpeechOff

NICKMERCS Apex Legends Controller Settings

Settings NameNICKMERCS’ Controller Settings
Stick LayoutDefault
Interact/Reload ButtonTap to Use and Reload
Crouch ButtonToggle
Aim ButtonHold
Survival Slot ButtonOn
Trigger DeadzonesModerate
Look SensitivityHigh (4)
Look Sensitivity (ADS)Default (3)
Response CurveClassic
Look DeadzoneSmall
Movement DeadzoneSmall
Inverted LookOff

If you are using a controller, you ought to be more specific with your deadzone settings. In Apex Legends, deadzone refers to the circle around your analog stick that you have no control over. What this means is that even if you attempt to move your character in this area, no movement will happen.

Why do deadzones exist? It’s largely for older controllers with analog sticks that aren’t as responsive anymore.

When it comes to this game, the smaller your deadzone is, the better.

NICKMERC’s Apex Legends Video Settings

Settings NameNICKMERCS’ Video Settings
Display ModeFull Screen
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Native)
Resolution1920×1080 (Native)
Field of View (FOV)110
FOV Ability ScalingEnabled
Sprint View ShakeMinimal
Nvidia ReflexEnabled + Boost
Adaptive Resolution FPS Target0
Texture Streaming BudgetMedium (3 GB VRAM)
Texture FilteringBilinear
Ambient Occlusion QualityDisabled
Sun Shadow CoverageLow
Sun Shadow DetailLow
Spot Shadow DetailDisabled
Volumetric LightingDisabled
Dynamic Spot ShadowsDisabled
Model DetailLow
Effects DetailLow
Impact MarksDisabled

As you may have noticed, NICKMERCS’ doesn’t crank up his graphics to the highest settings. The game’s requirements aren’t that steep but if you aren’t doing the right things, your Apex Legends game could end up crashing.

As with NICKMERCS, we also recommend playing in the lowest graphic settings possible. This will enable you to play the game at improved frame rates. Also, even if your PC isn’t the best in the market, you will still be able to run Apex Legends without a hitch.

Having lower graphics isn’t very essential to playing the game better, so you don’t have to worry about this aspect.


Without a doubt, NICKMERCS is the type of guy that can afford the best things money can buy. If you’re looking to build a high end PC but you don’t know where to start,

For his processor, he has an AMD Ryzen 9 5950x, a powerful component that can easily beat most of Intel’s high end counterparts. It has 16 cores, 32 threads, has a boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz, and is really made for gaming.

NICKMERCS uses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 for his graphics card. It is one of the beefiest, one of the most powerful GPUs around, and isn’t just used for gaming but also for professional purposes like rendering, video editing, and game development, among other things.

His other support systems include a 16 GB RAM from HyperX Predator, a 4TB HDD from Seagate BarraCuda, and a 1 TB SSD which is a Samsung 960 Pro. He places all these powerful tools on a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro.

NICKMERCS PC Peripherals

What’s the use of having the best things money can if you don’t have the proper channels to show it off?

For his monitor, NICKMERCS uses an Alienware AW2521HF which is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate. He also uses a Logitech G Pro Wireless, an Astro Gaming A40 headset, and a Logitech G Pro Keyboard to go along his wireless mouse.

It should also be highlighted that NICKMERCS uses a Scuf Infinity4ps Pro Mfam, a favorite among streamers and pros like Scuf and IceManIsaac.

For his streaming gear, NICKMERCS uses a Shure SM7B microphone and a Logitech Brio camera.