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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 Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal

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Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.