Apex Legends will be removing popular movement mechanics as announced by Respawn entertainment on Tuesday.
Tap strafing a movement mechanic, which was used in the battle Royale game of Apex Legends, will be removed from the game. The removal of the movement was announced on Twitter with developers claimed The Mechanic to be inaccessible among other things. Further details regarding the removal will be provided along with patch 10.1 notes.
If you have never been in a cross-platform play of Apex Legends between consoles and PCs there is a good chance not familiar with the movement of Tap-Strafing. However, if you are someone who watches professional steamers and competitors using the technique then this decision of removal from Apex Legends will be hard for you.
For those who are not aware of what does Tap-Strafing does, there is a tutorial embedded below. But just to give you a little insight, it is a movement that makes you snap and allow players to pivot quickly in midair that allows them to put space between each other or between them and aggressors.
From the above video, it is clear that there are various users of tap strafing, and removing this from the game has definitely strike criticism against Respawn entertainments. It is a skill that people had put time and effort to learn and play, hence players are suggesting that this should be left alone.
Respawn entertainment and electronic arts blamed esports for the removal of tap strafing. Earlier this year developer and publisher of Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment, and Electronic Arts, respectively, announced that the ALGS competitive scene will soon support cross-play between consoles and PCs in competitions. What it means is that tap strafing would still only be available to PC players using a mouse and keyboard.
Tap-strafing will be removed from Apex Legends in Patch 10.1, so keep an eye out for it.