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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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Respawn Senior Game Designer wants more “non-BR” modes in Apex Legends

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:31

by Alan Bernal


Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein is a big fan of Apex Legends’ non-BR modes, and would want the studio to experiment with a few more concepts after seeing how successful the Winter Express has been.

Admittedly, Klein isn’t a part of the game modes team at Respawn, but the senior developer gave his preference on which direction the battle royale could take from here. Previous modes like Hunt and the Winter Express tweaked Apex’s typical formula, giving players something different to get their hands on.

The team at Respawn has proven they can make modes that don’t feed into the normal BR format but still create products that resonate with their players. Klein would like to see more of this out of Apex in the following seasons, though has said there’s not much to reveal on that front as of yet.

“I really want us to try more non-BR things; I think Winter Express was a wonderful proof of concept that Apex can be super fun in non-BR modes,” he said on Reddit. “I think something Mario Party-like, like (League of Legends’) Nexus Blitz, would probably be a bit too much for a game like Apex, but there are LOTS of cool things we could do.”

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He isn’t wrong on that final point. Aside from being a solid battle royale in the bustling genre, Apex Legends has something unique that not many games can boast about: it’s incredible characters.

Respawn have injected a vast amount of lore and personality into their cast of 15 Legends, meaning they can produce nearly any mode they want without struggling with how it logistically fits into the game.

We kind of got a taste of that type of ingenuity with the Fight or Fright Collection Event, that showed Pathfinder teleporting into a night version of Kings Canyon which introduced the Shadowfall mode.

Now that there’s vehicles and loads of new gameplay mechanics in Season 7, non-BR modes like races, new PvE concepts, and more can be a frontrunner for possibilities to explore.

Like Klein said, there isn’t anything Respawn are ready to announce for Apex Legends as of yet, but players have loads of content to hold them over until they do.