Apex Legends

Apex Legends Streamer Shows Off 'Recoil Smoothing' to Help With Accuracy

We’ve compiled a list and short explanation behind the pick rates of all legends within Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance.
We’ve compiled a list and short explanation behind the pick rates of all legends within Apex Legends Season 12: Defiance. / Respawn Entertainment

Twitch streamer LtKanada showed off a rather powerful technique for Apex Legends players. While recoil is an integral part of most first-person shooters, each game has different ways for players to master the skill. Some require you to learn every spray pattern of the weapons like Counter-Strike and Valorant, while others give players certain advantages.

As pointed out by LtKanada, this is a simple way to increase your accuracy.

Now, this technique isn't new and has been explained before, but it's important to remember. Whether placed on purpose or not, Respawn added a feature to smooth out the recoil of weapons. If you strafe slowly and smoothly enough to the side while firing, your weapon will little to no recoil. It will take some practice as you can move too slowly or too fast for it to take effect.

The same goes for a moving target as well. If you move the opposite direction of a running player, it gives you a longer duration to use the technique while also smoothing out your recoil. This is perfect for sliding, or ziplining enemies trying to escape or push on your position.

You may have played plenty of matches when an enemy player absolutely lasers you at range, frustratingly confusing you. And while their skill may still be higher, they could be using this technique. It can work at a pretty far range, giving the chance to destroy players with an assault rifle. So instead of hanging your head in defeat, gives this a shot, and see how much better you are at clicking heads.