Apex Legends: How to Tap Strafe

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Apex Legends tap strafe feature has been in the news recently. This is because a bug in the game meant that Legends could not use this feature. The developer team cleared this up and showed people how it wasn't deliberate, but a bug.

Pro Apex players were the ones to be hit hardest by the season 14 bug. Using this mechanic is a great way to avoid incoming fire and confuse enemies. However, it is a tricky move to master.

So, let's look at some tips and tricks on how to tap strafe in this guide.

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What is tap strafing

Tap strafing is a key movement to use when in higher ELO play. The trick is to essentially spin 180 degrees really fast, but it's a little tricky to master. Tap strafing confuses the enemy as they are unsure which direction the Legend will travel next.

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How to tap strafe

Tap strafing is one of those little tricks that will save your Legend but it takes a lot of practice to get right. Reading this guide you may think it sounds simple. However, getting the correct timing can make it quite a process to learn. But, when the end result is fewer deaths, why wouldn't you try to learn it?

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Here's how to tap strafe in Apex Legends...

  1. Slide Jump and hold either A or D.
  2. When you're at the climax of your jump, let go of W, and flick the scroll wheel (Don't let go of A or D).
  3. Look in the direction you want to go, while still flicking the scroll wheel.
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Practising this move in every Apex Legends match will mean that you can reach the heights of professional Apex Legends gamers. So, what have you got to lose?