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What is tap-strafing in Apex Legends? Everything you need to know

Apex Legends has various movement techniques, but tap-strafing seems to have caused more controversy than others among PC and controller players.

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Apex Legends is known for having smooth and fast movement for a battle royale game, which is one of the reasons it is loved by so many. One of these Apex Legends movement techniques is called a tap-strafing, which has caused a fair amount of controversy within the community.

Apex Legends is in its tenth season, gaining more fans than ever thanks to big-time streamers like NICKMERCS becoming addicted to the game’s Ranked Leagues.

With that being said, some of the terminologies, such as KP, may be confusing for new players, especially when it comes to movement techniques like tap-strafing.

Although the technique is set to be removed in an upcoming update, it’s still interesting to know exactly what it is and why it is such a major topic in the community.

What is tap-strafing in Apex Legends?

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Tap-strafing is a movement technique that manipulates the game’s momentum mechanics to quickly change direction while maintaining speed. This allows mouse and keyboard players to pull off deceiving maneuvers and escape sticky situations.

It is a very powerful technique, however, it is pretty hard to master consistently, meaning only those who have practiced the skill will be able to pull it off. Depending on which way you want to strafe in, players can perform a Tap-strafe by slide jumping and spamming the “move forward” bind at the top of the jump while flicking the mouse in the intended direction.

In order to pull it off more consistently, players will bind the move forward key to their scroll wheel, allowing them to spam the movement so the timing becomes less prevalent.

Tap strafing is a movement technique on Apex Legends that can only be done on PC, leaving controller players with benefits like aim-assist instead. The main reason the Apex Legends developers have decided to remove tap-strafing is because: “It’s inaccessible, lacks readability/counterplay, and is exacerbated by movement abilities.”

This has left many mouse and keyboard players upset with the decision, especially pro players, as some have based their exciting gameplay on the movement technique.

Apex Legends still has great movement that is smooth and responsive, regardless of tap-strafing. However, it did bring another movement dynamic to the game, so it is not surprising to see many players disappointed to see it go.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our article on the new Monster Energy collaboration rewards and cosmetics.

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How to get Apex Legends modded weapons in Season 10

The Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event in Season 10 introduced Big Maude on World’s Edge, a new location that holds modded weapons.

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For those that don’t know, the most recent Evolution Collection Event for Apex Legends Season 10 introduced Rampart’s Big Maude workshop on World’s Edge, which contains some of her modded weapons.

The Apex Legends community was gifted a lot of content in the Evolution Collection Event. Not only were players given 24 new cosmetics along with Rampart’s Heirloom, but they also got a new location on World’s Edge.

The new POI is Rampart‘s Town Takeover, Big Maude, a mobile workshop land crawler that Rampart uses to mod weapons and engineer various creations like Valkyrie’s jets.

In this location, players can actually find and obtain modded weapons to take on enemies in a colorful style, and here’s how to do so.

Rampart’s Town Takeover: Big Maude

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Unfortunately, the Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event got off to a shaky start, with players experiencing hours of server issues until Respawn finally fixed the issue.

Once players were able to get over the server issues, they could drop into World’s Edge and experience the brand new Rampart Town Takeover, Big Maude.

Where is Big Maude and what’s inside?

Big Maude is just outside of Lava City and doesn’t just contain your average loot. It’s also home to Rampart’s Apex Legends modded weapons that are locked inside of the Landcrawler.

Players can find these Apex Legends modded weapons on the bottom floor of Big Maude behind some glass cabinets. The weapons available can vary from a Rampage and R-301 to a Longbow.

These weapons are not only modded because they are a Gold rarity, meaning they come completely kitted with the best attachments but also because they shoot paintball bullets, leaving colorful splashes of paint everywhere you shoot.

How to get Apex Legends modded weapons

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As these Apex Legends modded weapons are locked behind glass windows, players will need to obtain 100 crafting materials from the material extractors and open loot bins. The loot bins will give players 5 crafting materials while the extractors will give players 25, meaning players will need to find four of them to have enough for a modded weapon.

Usually, there are extractors nearby, either at Big Maude or Lava City, so keep this in mind when landing around the area.

Luckily, all players can use these extractors, so you won’t have to worry about others stealing your crafting materials. However, the Apex Legends modded weapons can be taken by others, so make sure you loot up quickly!

For more on Apex Legends Season 10, check out our article on the upcoming Halloween event.

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Apex Legends Season 11 Legend possibly revealed by dataminer

Thanks to the Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event update, dataminers have revealed some possible details about the Season 11 Legend.

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Apex Legends dataminers have uncovered some interesting code surrounding a new Legend that could arrive in Season 11.

The recent Apex Legends Evolution Collection Event update introduced some pretty exciting new content, from the new Big Maude location on World’s Edge to various buffs and nerfs detailed in the patch notes.

Like any new update, dataminers have a field day as new code enters the game, which they can source and present to the community.

The latest leaks revealed a 3D model for Wattson’s Heirloom and also potentially Season 11‘s Legend.

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Although it feels like we have only just received a new Legend with Season 10, Seer, dataminers have already uncovered some information about a future Legend.

The dataminer behind the leaks is GarretLeaks, who has been leaking trustworthy information regarding unreleased content for some time now. Garret was the dataminer behind the Rampart Heirloom, which turned out to be true.

Garret’s latest YouTube video exposes the line of code referencing a Legend that hasn’t been found in the Apex Legends’ code before. Although there is only one line of code, that’s all Garret needs to gain and speculate details about the Legend.

In the video, Garret states that the potential name or codename for this new Legend is “Maali,” and their abilities may also have something to do with providing a “damage boost.”

Garret further states that this would go with what is know about the next Apex Legends map, which is suspected to be a tropical theme, as “Maali” has a tropical ring to it, perhaps due to its similarities with Maui, an Island in Hawaii.

The dataminer speculates that Maali could actually come from this Tropic Island location. It has been a common theme for new maps to drop along with Legends who originate from that area, like Horizon in Season 7 with Olympus.

The code also mentions “damage boost,” which could have something to do with her kit. Perhaps one of her abilities will boost her damage in certain situations.

We’ll have to wait for more information to drop about Maali in the future to know more about their kit. For now, check out our article on the upcoming Halloween event for the battle royale game.

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Apex Legends Halloween Event: Skins, start date & LTM

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event, including the start date and all the new skins that players can obtain.

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Respawn Entertainment is planning an Apex Legends Halloween event that will bring cosmetics, skins, and LTMs to the battle royale. Here’s everything we know about this holiday event.

Apex Legends Season 10 brought plenty of changes for fans to enjoy, and the recent Evolution Collection Event added more fun content to the battle royale.

Now, players are looking forward to the next big in-game event, and Respawn have some big plans for Halloween. The upcoming Halloween event will bring new skins, cosmetics, and an LTM.

Here’s everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event.

Apex Legends Halloween event start date

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At the time of writing, the developers have yet to confirm the official start time for the Halloween event, but we know that it will take place after the Monsters event that’s set to begin on October 12, according to leakers.

The event might take place on the same date as the Fight or Fright Halloween event from 2020. Meaning that we expect the festivities to begin around October 22, 2021.

Respawn tend to host these events, and they’re usually set in the last week of October. Hopefully, the developers will announce the official start date soon enough.

All Apex Legends Halloween Event skins & cosmetics

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This Halloween event will probably bring back a few classic skins that we’ve seen before, and there will also be some leaks are suggesting that there will be new monster-themed cosmetics available at the event.

Notable Apex Legends data miner Garretleaks leaked many of the Monster skins along with a set of spooky holosprays. Many of these are expected to drop early on during the event.

Bloodhound Monster skin

Caustic Monster skin

Horizon Monster skin

Loba Monster Skin

Seer Monster skin

Revenant Monster skin

Valkyrie Monster skin

Is there an Apex Legends Halloween Event LTM?

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According to data miner Shrugtal, the Shadow Royale LTM will return Apex Legends for the Halloween-themed event. It’s reportedly set to begin on October 26, but the devs haven’t confirmed this.

This LTM turns eliminated players into Shadows that are capable of wall-running and double jumping. Respawn might make a few changes to the fan-favorite mode this time around.

That covers everything we know about the Apex Legends Halloween event. For more Apex Legends, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out when Apex Legends Season 11 will begin.

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