Respawn Entertainment will be removing tap-strafing from Apex Legends in patch 10.1, the studio has confirmed.
The announcement was made via a tweet from the studio’s official Twitter account, where it explained the reason for the removal in a frank and clear statement.
If you’re unsure what tap-strafing is, it’s essentially a high-level in-game technique that allows a player to perform fast movement changes without impacting speed and momentum. To put it simply, it’s a trick that can be used to make you harder to shoot (especially in the air), whilst providing all the advantages of being mobile. Think of it as a dodge-roll, albeit one Respawn never intended you to use.