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Apex Legends • Apr 24, 2019

Apex Legends trick lets you jump and escape opponents while downed

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Apex Legends trick lets you jump and escape opponents while downed
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Apex Legends players have found a clever way to jump while in a downed state, giving players extra manoeuvrability when trying to stay alive after losing a gunfight.

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Apex Legends is a battle royale title that sees teams of three drop into the game’s Kings Canyon map, with each squad battling to stand tall as the last one standing, earning the crown of Apex Legends Champion.

With enemy squads bearing down and attempting to eliminate you, players can often find themselves knocked down, so finding somewhere to hide until your opponents can revive you is imperative if you want to get back in the action.

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Apex Legends players get knocked by enemies, and need a teammate to revive them to get back in the game.

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How to jump while downed on Apex Legends

With survival the only goal when you find yourself knocked down by an enemy, looking for a safe spot can be crucial, and the difference between continuing the match or heading back to the loading screen.

With movement restricted to a crawl while down, this can often be a difficult task, with many safe spaces out of reach or difficult to access due to the lack of mobility.

However, one Apex Legends player seems to have found a way around this issue, by figuring out how to jump while in a downed state.

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Escaping from enemy players is imperative to staying alive when in a knocked state.

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To perform this extremely useful trick, players simply need to hold the sprint and jump buttons simultaneously, which will allow players to jump into the air as if they were standing.

Players cannot use any of the movement buttons while performing this trick, as this will immediately cancel the jump, but they can be used once the player’s character is in the air, which should allow you to jump onto crates and elevated platforms with a little practice.

It’s not clear if this is an intended design inclusion by Respawn Entertainment, or if this is a bug, with the developers almost certain to address it in a future update if they feel that it’s an unintended mechanic in the game.

With that in mind, Apex Legends players should perhaps make use of the trick while they still can, and put the incredibly useful trick to good use before Respawn patch it out of the game.

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