Apex Legends

How to Turn Apex Legends' Aim Assist On and Off

Here's how to toggle Apex Legends' aim assist on and off.
Here's how to toggle Apex Legends' aim assist on and off. / Photo courtesy of Respawn Entertainment/EA

Apex Legends' aim assist may not be as controversial as some other recent implementations of the feature — looking at you, Call of Duty: Vanguard — but it can still be either a powerful boon or an irritating limitation to players. On the one hand, it can help players land more shots. On the other, it can make it harder to shoot with precision by slowing down their reticle.

Regardless of your feeling, knowing how to toggle the feature on and off takes just a minute to learn, and could serve you well if you ever decide to see how the other half lives. Here's how to toggle the aim assist on and off in Apex Legends.

How to Turn Apex Legends' Aim Assist On and Off

Regardless of whether you're playing on PC or console, aim assist will activate if you decide to play with a controller. To toggle it from on to off, or from off to on, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings menu
  • Navigate to the Controller tab
  • Scroll down to Advanced Look Controls
  • Turn on Custom Look Controls
  • Scroll down to Target Compensation and toggle it

If Target Compensation is on, you'll experience aim assist. If it's off, aim assist will be turned off.