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Apex Legends controller player humilliates PC opponents without aim assist

Published: 25/Jun/2019 13:05 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 13:37

by Matt Porter

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An Apex Legends player has switched his console for a PC, and been dominating opponents without the help of aim assist.

For players who use a games controller to play on PC, aim assist is practically a necessity, helping those who are using thumbsticks to find their targets more easily against opponents on keyboard and mouse.

The mouse gives PC players a significant advantage over their controller counterparts, as it allows for greater movement and precision aiming, but a controller player has proved that playing, and dominating, without the use of aim assist is entirely possible.

Respawn EntertainmentAim assist helps controller players be more precise with their aim in Apex Legends.

In a video taken from a live stream, Apex Legends player Calamiti can be seen dropping a massive 26 kills on his PC opponents, and eventually finding the overall victory in his match.

As to why he likes to play without aim assist on, Calamiti said: “It doesn’t really help me in any situation. I just like the challenge of not having aim assist, plus keyboard players will make the excuse that controller players are only good because of aim assist. So if you have it off, and you’re still good…”

If you want to watch the player’s full 18 minute gameplay in which he destroys multiple opponents without any aim assist, you can do so below.

Calamiti also includes a special controller icon in the bottom corner of his screen, which shows which buttons he is pressing as he does so, giving viewers an opportunity to watch his incredible technical skills and speed in real time.

Viewers of the video are clearly impressed by his incredible talent, with some labelling him as the “best PC controller player,” with another suggesting that he is the “most talented Apex Legends player” they have ever seen.

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Respawn looking at options for Apex Legends Cross-Progression

Published: 24/Oct/2020 10:28

by Joe Craven

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Respawn have confirmed they are considering their options for Apex Legends cross-platform progression ahead of the game’s launch on Steam on November 4. 

After months of waiting, Apex Legends fans are finally getting ready for their favorite battle royale to be made playable on Steam. EA’s partnership with the company sees their EA Play service moving over to Steam, meaning a host of titles will become available.

The Apex Legends launch on Steam – confirmed to be coming on November 4 – will also coincide with the launch of cross-play. This means that lobbies will no longer be platform exclusive, but it has also raised some questions about cross-platform progression.

Players who have been playing on Origin will be able switch back and forth with ease: “If you’ve previously been playing on Origin,” the post in the Steam Community said, “you can easily switch back and forth with Steam—all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms.”

However, some players began to question the ability to switch between platforms and still maintain progression. In other words, if you play on multiple platforms, can you merge progression across them all under one account. Players who have purchased skins on one account, for example, may be forced to purchase them again if cross-progression is not enabled.

Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier was on hand to reply, saying: “It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”

Respawn director on RedditGrenier says they’re looking at all the options to make it happen.

In short, it seems like cross-progression between console and PC won’t be available as soon as the game’s Steam launch, but it certainly sounds fairly high on Respawn’s ‘to-do’ list.

As Grenier said, it is much harder to add a feature a couple of years down the line that it is to add the feature into the launch of the game on a new platform. Apex fans will have to wait and see how this one plays out.