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How to move faster than other players in Apex Legends

Published: 24/Mar/2020 10:46

by Calum Patterson


Movement is key in Apex Legends, and players who can master their speed, jumps and slides will instantly have an upper hand over more cumbersome opponents. But even the most experienced players may not know this simple tip to ensure you move faster than almost everyone else.

Apex Legends movement system is inarguably one of the smoothest and most responsive of any battle royale game. Inspired by the fluid movement of Titanfall, infinite slides downhill and the ability to clamber up fairly high walls ensures that all characters are nimble.

This freedom of movement is one of the reasons the game continues to be so popular, as going back to other shooters with more restrictive movement can be hard after the smoothness of Apex.

Octane in Apex Legends
Octane might be able to sprint fastest, but a simple trick will keep you running as fast as possible.

How to move faster in Apex Legends

Everyone knows that your character will sprint fastest when all weapons are holstered, so that’s tip number one. Simply put your weapons away to reach top speed. As YouTuber FreeSquadCarry shows, this maximum speed is a velocity of 299.

But, FreeSquadCarry also shows that if you’re not running in a straight line, your speed will instantly drop below 299, slowing you down. Thankfully, there is a solution to this.

As shown in the video, if you press A or D on PC, or move your toggle diagonally on a controller, your character will lose speed. So, to move faster than other players, you’ll need to train yourself to avoid these movements, and use only your mouse or right toggle to ‘steer’ your character.

As FreeSquadCarry explains, your W key (or left toggle on a controller) should be used only as a ‘gas pedal’, and your mouse as the steering wheel. Avoiding making diagonal movements will keep your velocity at 299, making you as fast as possible at all times.

It’s important to note, however, that even when steering only with your mouse, you can still lose speed if the movement is too sharp or sudden. Therefore it’s crucial to use smooth, gradual mouse movements to keep top speed.

It’s possible to practice this in firing range, and if you’re unsure of your speed, this command line can be added to the Origin launcher (PC only) to see your velocity in-game.

Origin advanced launch options command line: +cl_showpos 1

So, get into the firing range, practice your mouse movements, and make sure you’re running across World’s Edge and Kings Canyon at absolute top speed at all times.

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Apex Legends release for Nintendo Switch delayed

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:54 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 18:01

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Entertainment has announced that they are delaying the official release of Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch, after announcing their launch on Steam for PC players.

The news that Apex was coming to Switch was first shared during the EA Play Live event on June 18, where they revealed the next stages of the game’s development. It finally put a host of rumors and leaks to bed since Apex’s debut back in 2019, as players wanted to immediately take the Arena with them on-the-go shortly after launch.

The news would have opened the game to expand its player count by millions, but Switch players will now have to wait a little longer after further delays were announced.

Apex Legends Nintendo Switch release date

Respawn confirmed that the new Switch port has been delayed until early 2021 after it was expected to arrive with the Steam version of the game.

“For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time,” Apex Game Director Chad Grenier confirmed, on October 23.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” the Respawn dev continued, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends will be on all the major consoles in early 2021.

While it is being delayed, he confirmed that it still arrive with all of the expected features, “of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.”

This won’t be the first time a major battle royale comes to Nintendo Switch. EA and Apex Legends are going to compete against Epic Games and Fortnite for the many battle royale fans on the platform.

The initial announcement was a longtime coming. Reports for a Nintendo Switch port have been around for about as long as Apex Legends has been released to the world.

In a 2019 interview only months after Apex’s release, Project lead at the time, Drew McCoy, said that the company knew a Nintendo port was on many people’s wishlist. Since then, it’s been a waiting game for Nintendo fans who have been waiting to get into the Arena.

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Players from all walks of consoles will be able to drop into Apex Legends soon.

There were a lot of questions revolving around the technical limitations of the Switch that would be a hurdle for a port, but the developers are now committed to releasing it early in 2021.

It’s unclear what the download size for the Switch version will be, so stay tuned to Dexerto for all the latest information on the upcoming Apex Legends port.