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How to bunny hop in Apex Legends and heal while moving faster

Published: 18/Mar/2019 11:02 Updated: 28/Mar/2019 13:39

by Connor Bennett

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If you want to be harder to hit and heal while moving faster in Apex Legends, then bunny hopping is the ideal solution – but it can take a bit of practice.

Since the hugely popular game’s release on February 4, players have been jumping in and out of Kings Canyon searching for hints and tricks that may give them a slight advantage over their fellow legends.

Some have discovered how to reload that slightly bit faster during a gunfight, while others have found tricks that pertain to one particular Legend. However, bunny hopping isn’t locked to one character and can be done by all players – providing they know how to.

Respawn EntertainmentPlayers have been putting the hours in to give themselves an edge over their opponents.

So, to bunny hop across King’s Canyon, players need to initiate into a slide, before jumping and then each time you hit the ground after that, immediately jumping again.

How to bunny hop in Apex Legends

  1. Sprint
  2. Slide when you have gained enough momentum
  3. While remaining crouched, jump
  4. While holding the D key, move your mouse to the right
  5. As soon as you land, jump again
  6. While holding the A key, move your mouse to the left.

Note: You must use hold to crouch option, not toggle to crouch, for bunny hopping to work.

A good tip is to keybind the jump button to something other than space – for example mouse scroll wheel down/up. This way, you won’t have to time your spacebar presses so much, which can be tricky.

While doing all of that, continue to hold whatever key or button you use to crouch – while also moving in the direction you want to go. While that may seem terribly complicated, it’s not, and there are a few indicators for how to get the perfect timing down.

No one’s talking about bunnyhop-healing so I guess I have to show you myself. from r/apexlegends

Take the mechanic for a whirl in training mode while holding a gun – as this will make things much easier. While in the air, the on-screen crosshair will spread out but when you hit the ground, the crosshair will close in on itself.

To get the timing down properly, you should barely be able to see the crosshair close in before you want to jump again and continue hopping. To make it even more difficult, you can heal at the same time – provided you have enough free fingers to hit the buttons you need.

While bunny hopping isn’t going to affect your Legends current hitbox all that much, it will absolutely make you harder to hit during games as enemies will struggle to line-up accurate shots at you. 

Failing that, you can always still run across the map before getting wiped out by a round of R-301 shots. 

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Apex Legends dev explains why “useless” Wattson won’t get more buffs

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 5:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Bad news Wattson fans… Respawn has no plans to buff the Apex Legends engineer again in Season 7, despite the fact much of the battle royale’s player base believes the Static Defender is “useless” in her current state.

Wattson who has been part of the ever-growing Apex Legends roster since mid-2019, was recently handed a buff in Season 7’s ‘Ascension’ patch; her signature ability, “Perimeter Security,” had its damage topped up slightly.

According to the Apex Legends community, however, the French defender is still relatively “useless” in the Season 7 meta. In fact, the view is so widespread that a Reddit thread simply titled “Buff Wattson please” racked up 15.1k upvotes, and more than 125 awards.

In the thread, ‘BaguettePaquette’ declared: “It’s time to radically remake Wattson. Not just +5 to fences, but the whole concept of a ‘defending legend’.”

Unfortunately, when an Apex Legends dev did finally arrive in the thread, it was to deliver bad news: there are no plans to give Wattson more buffs in Season 7, despite the defender’s low pick rate in public playlists and ranked lobbies.

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Wattson has been dubbed “useless” by the wider Apex Legends player base.

Wattson isn’t “useless,” says Apex dev

The reason, game designer Daniel Z. Klein explained, is twofold. The first is that Wattson is “all over the place” in pro play. According to the dev, who “rewound the final game,” four of the final six squads in ALGS finals included a Wattson.

The second was a rebuttal to the Reddit thread’s suggestion Wattson is “useless,” both on new map Olympus, and in all Apex Legends lobbies.

“I’m going to respectfully disagree… on Olympus, or elsewhere. You’re confusing two things; pick rate and effectiveness,” Klein said. “Yes, she’s lowest pick rate, but her win rate is very good. She’s is top 4 across most power metrics.”

The “fun” problem: why no one plays Wattson

The problem, he continued, is that Wattson “isn’t super fun for most people.” Her abilities are based around holding choke points, which Apex Legends players often shy away from.

“[That] means we can’t just put power into her until she’s more widely played, because she’s already very near the top of our power charts; on the other hand, it means that putting power into her won’t address the problem either,” he said.

“It’s not that people pick her and fail to be effective. Clearly the people who do run her have more success than on most other characters. There’s something about the FEELING of playing her that isn’t attractive, and power doesn’t fix that.”

Wattson Apex Legends screenshot
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The French defender is powerful, but fails to be “fun” in public lobbies.

Rework may be one possible solution

So, no more Wattson buffs in Season 7, especially as she continues to hit top scores on many of Respawn’s hidden metrics. A rework though? That’s another story.

“Your suggestion for a rework is most promising,” Klein admitted, but said there are two issues there; the cost ⁠— “reworks are incredibly expensive” ⁠— and two, she already fills an area “very needed” in competitive play: defensive strengths.

“I don’t think she should be 100% or near 100% pick rate in competitive… ideally we find a rework that makes at least part of her kit exciting in the moment, while not losing her identity as a structure giver,” the Apex developer concluded.

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Mirage (pictured) and Lifeline have both got reworks; could Wattson be next?

There was a glimmer of hope for fans of the French defender, however. Klein admitted he “could be convinced to buff her” in an effort to “throw a bone to Wattson mains,” but promised that “wouldn’t change the problems.”

For now, Wattson mains should hold tight. There’s a rework in the pipes that may eventually land, and more buffs are possible; it may just take a bit of begging!