Apex Legends

How to master recoil and spray patterns in Apex Legends for every weapon

Published: 13/Feb/2019 12:49 Updated: 13/Feb/2019 13:10

by Calum Patterson


We already know that Apex Legends uses a predictive recoil system, thanks to shroud, which means that you can learn and master every single weapon in the game, given enough time.

Predictive recoil is best known from Counter-Strike, where weapons will follow the exact same pattern every time they are fired continually. Of course, it’s not very ‘realistic’, but it can make for a much more competitive and rewarding gaming experience.

By reducing the randomness, which already exists in abundance due to the nature of the battle royale genre, gunfights should feel more consistent, and over time (with the right practice), you will be able to train your weapon control.

Weapon recoil / spray patterns in Apex Legends

The hard part can be spending enough time with the weapons to learn and master each pattern, but thankfully, the guide below has done that first part for you.

As an example, the recoil on the Flatline goes up, slightly to the left, bounces sharply to the right, an then up to the left again slightly.

So, to counter this recoil, you will have to do the opposite – pull down and slightly to the right, then pull left, and then down to the right slightly again. By doing so, you should be able to keep a very tight spread of bullets.

u/gbahedRecoil spray patterns for all weapons in Apex Legends. (via u/gbahed)

How to practice recoil control in Apex Legends

The Flatline is one of the more complex patterns, while others have much more straightforward recoil to counter. The Alternator SMG for example, goes up sharply and slightly right, so simply pulling down and left will help keep the weapon shooting straight.

This is all easier said than done however. Not only do you need to know the pattern, but also the rate at which it moves – pulling too fast or too slow will make your aim more erratic, so it will require concentrated practice.

You could simply try to practice in game, but it will be much easier to do it in the training mode. Here you can choose weapons off the rack, find a nearby wall and simply practice keeping the bullet spread as tight as possible at a medium range.

Use the training area to practice recoil control on various weapons, in a no pressure environment.

Learning spray patterns is a more advanced step in improving at Apex Legends, and you will want to ensure you are comfortable with the basics of the game first.

Once you feel you are comfortable, pushing yourself the extra mile by mastering these spray patterns will definitely give you an edge, even against other experienced players.

Don’t expect quick results however. Even professional players can spend years trying to master every precise movement in a recoil pattern in other FPS games.

Apex Legends

Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton


An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
Respawn Entertainment
Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.