Whether you’re dropping in with two of your best buds or herding randoms in a match of Control, the best gear for Apex Legends keeps you at the top of your game. Luckily, you don’t have to search through piles of Mozambiques to find some legendary loot because we’re talking about gear for your fleshy mortal hands and ears (sorry Pathfinder and Revenant mains) as these are the best PC peripherals to equip when you battle to become Apex Champion.
HyperX Cloud II
As with most battle royales, information is king and getting the drop on your enemies often comes down to who hears who first. Apex Legends has a pretty precise audio modelling soundscape, so with some good cans on your ears you’ll be able to pinpoint where that Octane on the floor above is sprinting off to. That’s where the HyperX Cloud II comes in, with virtual 7.1 surround sound from 53mm neodymium drivers.
An immense dynamic range – from bassy booms at 10Hz up to the limits of human hearing at 23kHz – will help you pick out the important stuff from the noise of battle, including your teammates. To assist with your comms, the included advanced audio control box allows you to adjust the volume of your mic and the game audio without having to dig into any menus. It’s built out of sturdy aluminum and with velvety soft ear cushions; built to both withstand a bit of damage, and protect you from discomfort.
Alloy Origins 65
Mechanical keyboards are ideal for fast-response games like FPS, and once you take inventory management and abilities into account, you sometimes need a few more buttons than just WASD. A brilliant compromise between minimalist works of art and the omni-functional, media key-laden behemoths is the 65%. This compact form factor gives you plenty of room on your desk to swing a mouse (gotta get those quickscopes) but with a few extra function buttons for daily use.
The Alloy Origins 65 features HyperX Red linear key switches for immediately responsive gaming, and features side-printed alternative FN key functions, so you won’t sacrifice functionality you’d get out of a full-sized keeb. You can even swap out the space bar for something a little funkier, and set up RGB LED lighting profiles in NGENUITY for work and play.
Pulsefire Haste Wireless
With all that extra desk space, you might want to upgrade your mouse, too. The Pulsefire Haste Wireless is an ultra-light gaming mouse with hexagonal cutouts in the shell to reduce weight. Basic physics teaches us that F=MA, and you can reduce that value for F (Force, get your mind outta the gutter) that your wrist will take with the reduced M (mass) of the Pulsefire Haste. That should be welcome news to your wrists after all the time you’ve been spending in Training practicing snap shots. The Haste Wireless also provides even more freedom thanks to its robust 2.4GHz connection and up to 100 hours of battery life. You shouldn’t have to worry about your battery going dead during hot drops and costing you placement while you’re grinding those points for the season’s Apex battle pass.
Additional thumb buttons give you the option to have things like crouch, melee, or utils on your mouse hand, and the TTC Golden micro switches will survive up to 80 million clicks worth of even the most frantic duels. Get out there and earn your first place, Champion.