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.

How can someone who has so many business endeavors be so good at games? Obviously there’s passion and talent, but there’s also the fact that he has continuously explored the various settings in the game and made it work for 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.

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’re using a controller, you should be more specific with your deadzone settings. ‘Deadzone’ refers to the amount of analog stick movement before inputs are registered in-game. If you have a high deadzone setting, your character won’t start moving or aiming until your sticks reach the edge of the controller.

Why do deadzones exist? It’s largely for older controllers with analog sticks that aren’t as responsive anymore, and to help avoid stickdrift.

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

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

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

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.

We also recommend playing in the lowest graphic settings possible, whilst not sacrificing your in-game visibility. This will enable you to play the game at the highest frame rates, which helps with your aim. Also, even if your PC isn’t the best in the market, you will still be able to run Apex Legends without a hitch at low settings.

Having lower graphics isn’t essential to playing the game better, so don’t worry if you still want your game to look as great as possible.


For his processor, Nick uses 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.


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.