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?


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.

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?