Apex Legends 14: devs respond to temporary removal of the tap strafing

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Respawn Entertainment has responded to the temporary removal of the tap strafing mechanic from Apex Legends.

What is the  Tap-strafing ?

Tap-strafing allows players to quickly change their direction without losing speed, giving them the opportunity to perform clever maneuvers and get out of sticky situations.

On August 16, players discovered that the movement mechanic had been removed shortly after receiving an accidental nerf. However, now it has returned and the developers have addressed the issue.

Several players, like NRG’s Chris “sweetdreams” Sexton, discovered that after tap strafing seemed to have disappeared from the game, their ability to pull off the movement tech would randomly come back or partially return.

Players reported that they couldn’t rotate past 90 degrees and wondered if the developers had nerfed the mechanic. Shortly after these complaints, the mechanic was removed from Season 14 entirely.

Respawn Entertainment responded by confirming that the tap strafing issues were something they were looking into. They then confirmed that they had fixed the issue and that players would be able to use the tap mechanic once more.

It’s reassuring to know that the developers responded to feedback about the touch strafing issues extremely quickly, and many fans had fun talking about the community’s reaction during their absence.

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Developer(s) Respawn Entertainment
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Director(s) Steven Ferreira
Producer(s) Ben Brinkman
Designer(s) Jason McCord
  • Robert Taube
  • Kaelan De Niese
  • Ryan Lastimosa
  • Benjamin Bisson
  • Jung Park
Writer(s) Mohammad Alavi
Composer(s) Stephen Barton
Series Titanfall
  • Source
  • Unreal Engine 4 (Mobile)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows, PS4, Xbox One
  • February 4, 2019
  • Nintendo Switch
  • March 9, 2021
  • PS5Xbox Series X/S
  • March 29, 2022
  • Android, iOS
  • May 17, 2022
Genre(s) Battle royale, first-person hero shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer