Apex Legends players at first jeered the change, saying that tap-strafing as an advantage to keyboard-and-mouse players countered the aim assist advantage exclusive to gamepad users.
The move is a hard turn, executed in midair, which is commonly used by keyboard-and-mouse players on Apex Legends’ PC version.
Two weeks ago, Respawn called tap-strafing “inaccessible” to most of the audience in a game that fully supports cross-platform play.
PC players, by default, are matched with other PC players, and although some choose to use a gamepad, players said Respawn should implement input-based matchmaking and leave tap-strafing alone.
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