Movement forms a major pillar of Apex Legends skill, and is often the subtle delineation that separates an average player from a great one. Movement is the engine that feeds positioning, itself a hidden key to success in Apex Legends.
Apex Legends' movement is deceptively simple. Most players know that holstering their weapon when sprinting will allow them to run more swiftly. But there are further subtleties to maximizing movement speed.
This video by YouTuber FreeSquadCarry explains that the maximum sprint speed in-game is 299. If a player isn't running in a straight line, they'll frequently dip below 299. Rather than strafe when trying to maintain maximum run speed, players should press forward at all time and use their aim to turn.
FreeSquadCarry compares the forward movement to applying gas in a driving game, and the mouse to the steering wheel.
Even with the steering wheel method, players can still cut their own speed if they turn to sharply or suddenly. Players should aim for smooth movements whenever possible to make sure they always maintain speed.