Apex Legends

How to dodge bullets in Apex Legends with effective new strafe technique

by Albert Petrosyan
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For those interested in improving their ability to dodge bullets in Apex Legends, there is a strong strafing method that will help you with avoiding enemy gunfire.

Gunfights are what mostly determine the outcome of matches in Apex Legends – the teams and players that are able to win all of their engagements end up as the last ones left standing in victory.

A lot of factors can swing these engagements one way or another, such as the weapons that are being used, and the gun skill of the players involved.

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One thing to do during gunfights in order to gain an advantage is strafing. This obviously forces your enemies to be more accurate since you're a moving target, and it can inevitably lead to more missed shots than if you had been standing still.

There's a reason that one of the more obvious distinctions of higher-skilled players is that they never stand still when they shoot – something that newer players have the tendency of doing often.

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It's important to never stand still when shooting your weapon, especially out in the open.

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Easy but powerful Apex Legends strafe technique

One of the more obvious ways to strafe is to constantly move left and right, but that can be too predictable, especially if you're facing off against someone who knows that as well. That's why there's another strafing option, one that puts your character in motion in all directions – forward, backward, and side to side.

In order to do this, you simply have to press your movements keys or move your joystick in either a clockwise or counterclockwise order – so W, A, S, D or D, S, A, W. It might be effective to switch the order mid-gunfight in order to further throw off your opponent.

What this does is, instead of limiting your strafing to just left and right, you create a whole flurry of motion with your character, and it's been proven to work well against most opposition.

A visual demonstration of this can be seen in the video below, courtesy of popular Apex Legends YouTuber 'TheGamingMerchant."

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Especially effective with Wattson

As The Gaming Merchant alluded to in his video, this method is actually effective even more so with Wattson than most of the other Legends.

For some reason, Wattson's on-screen figure strafes more than the others if you continually press W, A, S, D or rotate your joystick. The only other character whose strafing level compares to Wattson is Wraith, mainly because of her slender body-type.

Of course, that's not to say this technique doesn't worth with other Legends, because it does, and quite well. It's just that the Season 2 character seems to be the best to use it with for reasons unknown.