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Alinity stunned by how good Shroud is at Apex Legends

Published: 7/Apr/2019 20:28 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 20:31

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer Alinity Divine was in the midst of a game of Apex Legends when her squad ran into former CS:GO pro Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek – leaving Alinity with a stunned take on his skills.

One of Alinity’s teammates warned her that the human aimbot was in their game, begging her to be careful before Alinity was ultimately eliminated by another player as Shroud’s squad pulled up on top of her.

However, Alinity didn’t seem to be too convinced of her team’s victory, shouting, “Guys, we’re so fucking dead!” before her teammate decided to take matters into her own hands.

Alinity’s hilarious take on Shroud’s aimbot-like skills

Player ‘TwitchGuhRL’ hatched a plan to take out the former gaming pro after the other squads were weeded out, with Alinity attempting to give directions thanks to viewers from Shroud’s stream; however, she was later eliminated before she could execute her plan, prompting a hilarious comment from Alinity on Shroud’s Apex prowess.

“Honestly I have to say, every time I played against Shroud, I’ve just gotten shredded,” Alinity said of their interaction. “Like, fucking shredded. It’s insane. I don’t know, man. He’s not human. The guy is a fucking alien.”

Alinity’s commentary comes as no surprise; Shroud is known for his incredibly precise aim in nearly every game he plays, with Apex Legends being the latest title in which he regularly flexes his skill.

Shroud’s Apex Legends bump

In one instance, Shroud managed to clutch out a game all on his own, isolating his enemies one by one with  stellar movement and taking the win – prompting fellow streamer TimTheTatMan to call him “insane.”

Apex Legends likewise saw a massive leap in Shroud’s viewcount on Twitch, regularly securing massive audiences of over 100,000 viewers in early February – which even made him question if he were being viewbotted.

“Day after day, at fucking 11PM, 2AM, 3AM there’s just 100,000 people hanging out,” Shroud said of his numbers. “I don’t even believe it’s real. I think it’s being botted. Someone out there is botting someone, I just don’t believe it’s real. But I mean, I’ll take it!”

Alinity’s take on Shroud follows her scandal from early March on the platform, where she took a NSFW booty pic on stream – inciting an incredulous reaction across Twitch as to why she hadn’t been punished for the photo.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
Respawn Entertainment
Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.