For a number of minutes of unbridled terror, there was little to no faucet strafing in Apex Legends. No 180s. No dancing round controller gamers. No motion compilation movies set to soothing music. Nothing.
Amidst the cries towards the change, Respawn acted shortly, and Apex gamers ought to now have the ability to faucet strafe to their hearts’ content material within the sport as soon as once more.
The difficulty started when with out warning, faucet strafing gave the impression to be nerfed, or faraway from the sport solely, or was fully unaffected, relying in your sport and server standing. For some cause, the power to faucet strafe was certainly eliminated fully for some, whereas others might nonetheless faucet strafe in 90-degree turns, and nonetheless others remained in a position to faucet strafe identical to they as soon as have been.
Many gamers assumed it was an intentional nerf to faucet strafing and have been fast to register their displeasure with Respawn for making the choice to take the motion approach out of the sport with out making a lot as an announcement about it. Respawn, nonetheless, was simply as fast to reply, telling gamers that it was trying to “type this one out.”
Following such a fast repair to the difficulty, it seems that the “shadow nerf” actually was only a bug, as a number of individuals guessed because of the inconsistent nature of the adjustments to faucet strafing. All instructed, the sport went solely a few hours with out the motion tech.
Whereas the devs have beforehand talked about eradicating faucet strafing from Apex, they’ve but to take action, regardless of the change seeming shut at instances. Given how shortly Repawn was to repair the difficulty with faucet strafing, it seems that it sees the worth of it for the sport, or at the least the way it aids in making the sport’s motion among the most fluid within the battle royale and first-person shooter genres.