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Redditor Explains, Reveals Exact Apex Legends Weapon Recoil Patterns

One Redditor has marked and mapped the exact spray pattern for each weapon in Apex Legends, revealing each one's recoil path.
One Redditor has marked and mapped the exact spray pattern for each weapon in Apex Legends, revealing each one's recoil path. | Respawn Entertainment

One Redditor has marked and mapped the exact spray pattern for each weapon in Apex Legends, revealing each one's recoil path.

Ah, recoil. The sharpshooter's worst enemy, as it were. Recoil is the opposite result of the momentum needed to fire a bullet from a weapon. The more force required to propel ammunition forward can directly impact the amount of recoil the marksman will face. While this may not be a problem for the experienced player, those not used to recoil function may have a harder time getting their picks.

Fortunately, one Apex Legends Redditor may have the exact tool to help newcomers out.

Redditor Explains, Reveals Exact Apex Legends Weapon Recoil Patterns

Reddit user A_Solid_Snack posted their findings on the official Apex Legends subreddit board on Sunday, April 25. In their post, they visually outlined each weapon bullet spray and used that pattern like a scatter graph. By tracing where the bullets fell during firing, the user was able to find the exact path the weapon's muzzle traveled—i.e.: its recoil path.

A_Solid_Snack broke up the weapons according to their category for easy organization and display. Flatline and Devotion had among the strangest displays while the G7 Scout, L-STAR, and Wingman were the most consistent. Even the Spitfire outclassed the latter two, despite its zig-zag-like pattern—being, at the very least, a bit more predictable.

When asked how they made the diagrams, A_Solid_Snack explained they went to the firing range with golden ammunition and shot at a wall from varying distances. Then, they simply "paint the average recoil pattern" to find its path.

Originally, they were using a much more simplified version of their diagram, but later decided to expand it as it "wasn't complete" and "wasn't using the upgraded magazines."

Here's hoping Respawn won't change things up too much with the next update.