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Apex Legends Pro Reveals Flatline Recoil Trick

Trenton "Lou" Clements, Apex Legends pro player and Twitch streamer, has come forward to share his trick to dampen recoil with the Flatline rifle.
Trenton "Lou" Clements, Apex Legends pro player and Twitch streamer, has come forward to share his trick to dampen recoil with the Flatline rifle. / Respawn Entertainment

Trenton "Lou" Clements, Apex Legends pro player and Twitch streamer, has come forward to share his trick to dampen recoil with the Flatline rifle.

Most players know by now that Flatline can pack quite a punch for both the player and their opponent—and with good reason. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, so they say. Therefore, it makes sense that heavy weaponry which hits hard will buck back just as bad.

However, using Lou's trick may just take care of that side effect for good.

Apex Legends Pro Reveals Flatline Recoil Trick

During a stream broadcasted on May 10, Lou explained that the way he is able to achieve near-perfect accuracy with a weapon like Flatline is all about the counter-motion he makes. Specifically, when firing, Lou runs tiny circles with his mouse, effectively countering the recoil effect.

Audience members were stunned by this revelation and rushed off to try it for themselves. One player, Reddit user kono_dio_da351, posted their experience on the ApexUniversity subreddit dedicated to helping players hone their skills. In their post, they attached a clip showcasing footage of the results at the shooting range. Sure enough, in the clip, kono_dio_da351 was able to keep the crosshair on-target without fail.

"i cant believe it works soooo well," they wrote.

The comments were split between praising the trick and grieving over those who play on console or with a traditional controller.

User International-Crab-9 wrote, "Lol RIP us console players."

"And my dumbass purposely took 3 hours to learn the pattern csgo style," Witty-Gold-2742 replied.

Stonehearthed commented, "I was trying to draw a lightning bolt like a noob. This is much easier. Thanks to Lou and you."

No doubt this will be the new popular strategy on the battlefield from now on. Players had best begin researching the best foils to Flatline and other similar high-recoil weapons.