Apex Legends is a popular battle royale game with insane in-game mechanism. Players find it particularly difficult to master this game and a key factor of this game is the player movement. A player that wants to be good at Apex Legends need to learn to exploit some in-game techniques and Tap Strafe is one of them.
Tap Strafe is an advanced game maneuver that enables a player to take an additional control of their character while being in air, essentially adding a lot of travel potential while jumping.
This is a simple video to make the readers understand how the tap strafe essentially works and how to pull off this advanced maneuver easily while playing Apex Legends.
This can be corelated to some of the CS mechanism like long jumping where precise mouse movement coordinated with A and D keys makes the character move smoothly while travelling a long direction.
To understand tap strafing, players need to understand the mechanism of how it works. Whenever a player hits W key, it changes the movement vector on Source engine. What this means is that continuously hitting W key while being in air gives an additional movement benefits.
A player can Tap Strafe in Apex Legends by binding their W key with a scroll button and hitting it right after they jump. This can help players in multiple ways like doing zigzag jumps, 180 degree rotations and other such complex movements.