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Dr Disrespects explains two things that would instantly improve Apex Legends

Published: 6/Apr/2019 11:24 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 11:45

by Marcus Banks

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Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect feels that Apex Legends must implement two things to improve the gameplay overall, mainly a change to the storm circles to improve the pace of their game.

After bursting on to the battle royale scene in February 2019, Apex Legends enjoyed plenty of early success – beating Fortnite to be the first title to reach 50 million players worldwide.

However, popularity has decreased in recent weeks following the emergence of many game breaking bugs and exploits such as using Lifeline’s healing drone while moving as well as a wave of hackers ruining the gaming experience for players.

RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENTAn exploit to use Lifeline’s tactical ability while moving has been discovered in recent weeks

Dr Disrespect on how Apex Legends can improve

Popular streamer, Dr Disrespect, has added his thoughts to the game’s current situation stating that pacing is currently the biggest issue facing Respawn Entertainment.

“I think there is a couple of things Apex need to work on,” he said. “They really need to do something about this mid to late game intensity.

“How many times do we play Apex and the game is over with? And that was the last team?

“That signifies to me that the pacing leads to an ending without intensity.”

Doc wants a dynamic storm circle in Apex Legends

Doc feels that Apex can sometimes feel like a team deathmatch with teams frantically running around the map searching for kills – rather than playing smart in a battle royale.

The 37-year-old thinks that adding a dynamic storm circle that changes in size depending on how many players are alive could be just what the game needs to solve its problems.

He said: “I think that Apex Legends is the game that could really benefit from a dynamic circle.”

It’s clear that Respawn needs to pump out some new content soon to get players interested in their game again with Fortnite’s World Cup qualifiers starting in less than a week.

With $40m on offer in prize money, Apex will have to do something special to keep up with their biggest competitors in the coming months.

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young

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The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
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Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
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Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.