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You can actually dodge bullets in Apex Legends! Here’s how

Published: 1/Apr/2019 10:43 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 11:07

by Matt Porter

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first season and Battle Pass have helped it keep its place at the top-end of Twitch.

With over 50 million players hopping onto the game in its opening month, finding a victory can prove to be difficult, but YouTuber staycation has given fans an in-depth look at how they can use the game’s movement mechanics to their advantage as they search for a win and be crowned Apex Champion.

Movement can be the difference between victory and defeat in Apex Legends.

Practice the fundamental movements of Apex Legends

While it may seem obvious, making sure you know the basic movements of Apex Legends is essential to making sure you avoid taking damage. Staycation states: “If you can get these down, you’ll never look back, and you can look like shroud or Dizzy with enough practice.”

The Apex Legends tutorial gives players all the basic steps they need to get movement down to an art, with plenty of open space to practice sliding, jumping and running to your heart’s content.

Strafing

Another simple tip, but one worth remembering, is to strafe when you find yourself in a gunfight. Hitting a moving target is much trickier than hitting a stationary one, so movement is key to making sure you don’t get hit.

Players can also add jumping into their strafe, as this will make it even harder for an opponent to keep their cross hairs on you. This might make it a little more difficult to hit your own shots at the beginning, but with practice will be a key tool in your Apex Legends arsenal.

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Sprint-stopping

Cancelling a sprint is another great way to throw an opponent’s aim off. When you find yourself under fire, start to sprint away from the fight to either the left or the right, and just as you start building momentum, stop dead, or jump backwards.

It’s likely that the enemy player will instinctively follow the path you were taking before the sudden halt, giving you valuable seconds to fire at them as they attempt to readjust their cross hairs.

Jump-sliding

A tactic which can be seen used by a number of top Apex Legends streamers, a jump-slide can be the perfect way to escape damage. By jumping and then sliding away, your player changes their level and forces the player to try and follow you with their sights, making it incredibly hard to land shots on you.

If you’re struggling to visualize these techniques, you can watch the full video, including demonstrations of each movement, below.

While some of these movements may be second nature, it’s always important to know what tricks you can perform to avoid taking damage, as they could be the difference between a win, and heading back to the lobby screen.

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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.