Apex Legends Adds NVIDIA Reflex, Improving Gameplay Responsiveness

By Andrew Burnes on October 12, 2020 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA Reflex

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.


In Apex Legends, NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency reduces system latency and increases PC responsiveness by up to 30% in GPU bound scenarios:

NVIDIA Reflex works on all GeForce GPUs dating back to the GeForce GTX 900 Series; all you need is our latest Game Ready Driver, and the latest version of the game.

NVIDIA Reflex is enabled by default in Apex Legends and can be accessed through a command line argument when starting the game. In the future, there will be a UI option for enabling/disabling NVIDIA Reflex.

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

NOTE: Due to a bug, NVIDIA Reflex can not be disabled at this time. We will remove this note once the bug has been resolved.

To hear more about Apex Legends visit the official page. To learn more about NVIDIA Reflex and system latency, check out our NVIDIA Reflex deep dive. And for the latest news on Reflex, and to learn when other games add NVIDIA Reflex, stay tuned to GeForce.com.