A brand new Apex Legends technique increases your melee attack speed, improving your chances in hand-to-hand combat with enemy players.
Over 50 million people have dropped into Kings Canyon since the game’s release on February 4, changing their weapon load outs based on the title’s ever-changing meta as the popular battle royale title continues to evolve.
Melee attacks, however, may not be the most dangerous form of offense in Apex Legends, but a new technique will certainly make it viable moving forward – especially when players find themselves lacking ammo or equipment in the early game.
To use the new method, players must jump and melee at the same time. After connecting with the first hit onto an enemy, pressing V, Q, and the middle mouse buttons together after that first hit will increase the speed of the attack – for PC players.
Maintaining the increased attack speed means continuing to press V, Q and the middle mouse buttons together. While doing this will increase the speed of punches, it’s most effective when jump kicking as those attacks are faster – and will receive a further boost with the new technique.
Jumping while melee attacking also helps as players are able to lock on to enemies during attacks, helping players get a good understanding of their positioning.
While punches and kicks are already pretty quick to dish out, players are certain to be bamboozled by the speed in which they can be thrown with this new method.
How long the new technique sticks around remains to be seen as Respawn could quite easily launch a counter-punch of their own by patching the speed of melee attacks in a bid to nerf the new technique if it becomes a bit too much for players.