Apex Legends

Clever Apex Legends trick cuts reload times in half

by Connor Bennett
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An Apex Legends player has uncovered a neat trick that could help fellow fans cut their reload times in half – provided they can react fast enough. 

Ever since Apex Legends was released back in February 2019 by Respawn Entertainment, players have been looking to get a leg up on their competition in the battle royale. As a result, incredible tips and tricks have come to light with everything to do from throwing grenades at teammates to looting faster as Pathfinder.

Despite that selection of helpful tips, not every single little aspect of the game has been cracked and made all that simpler – but it appears as if players are turning their attention to making reloading faster. 

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Being caught mid reload can be infuriating in Apex Legends.

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A neat trick was pointed out by Reddit user U1low_ on the battle royale’s subreddit, showing how players can cut their reload times almost in half – especially when using a weapon like the Charge Rifle that has a slow reload speed. 

As per the Redditor’s trick, instead of reloading normally, fans are supposed to trigger the reload animation and then throw their gun into their air. By grabbing it again, the gun in question will be reloaded and ready to go. 

How to reload faster in Apex Legends

  1. Start to reload your weapon.
  2. Thow that weapon away via the inventory menu.
  3. Pick the weapon back up again as quickly as possible.
  4. The weapon should now be reloaded without any further animations.

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Some fellow players pointed that while seemingly helpful, throwing a weapon and having it hit the ground would see it lose all the attachments. 

However, if you’re quick enough to catch the weapon while its still in mid-air after being tossed, the gun would remain intact and be ready to shoot again in a flash. 

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Questions might also be raised about how viable it would be to throw a weapon into the air during a gunfight in a real match, despite how much quicker it might be.

Yet, we’ll just have to wait and see if anyone can actually pull it off. If so, it is sure to be a pretty interesting highlight play.