Apex player checks out Titanfall speedrun motion tech

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Apex Legends is a game full of racing and shooting, and thanks to its very famous movement system, there are entire communities dedicated to making this “racing” part faster and faster. Discovering new movement techniques in the game is part of the fun for many players. Gamer and YouTuber discovered ancient motion technology in Summit, which is technically older than Apex herself.

Welcome to snugglesliding.

ace Titanfall 2 veteran zweek explains that snugglesliding is actually an old speedrun technique from Respawn’s predecessor to Apex. It involves sliding on a platform that moves in the opposite direction of the player, giving them a significant speed boost. In this case, zweek realized that a reverse snuggleslide was possible on World’s Edge gondolas.

While reverse slip is usually assisted by a tool in Titanfall 2according to zweek, it looks like players can perform movement technology in Apex without needing the help of a computer. Players can slide on a gondola moving in the opposite direction of a player, almost parallel to the side platform of the gondola, and then perform a tap-strafe almost instantly upon touching the gondola. By rotating 180 degrees, players can get a massive speed boost from interacting with the gimbal.

How much of a speed boost can players get by performing the reverse slide on a gondola? Zweek theorizes that the maximum speed players can reach out of the gondola is around 750, which puts it almost in the ballpark of a player bouncing off an Octane jump ramp. For a running toboggan jump with no incline, this is probably as fast as a player can get without using other movement abilities.

Snugglesliding, while clearly a powerful movement technology, is probably too situational to attract too much developer attention. There are only two-point-of-interest gondolas on a map in the game, and the entrances seem so accurate that it doesn’t look like they’ll become a target for developers to fix, like punch-boosting. But if Respawn finally goes ahead and nerfs tap-strafing like it talked about doing last year, this technology could become impossible for players to achieve.

For now, however, the speed demons of World’s Edge have just received a new toy to play with. Go ahead and slide in, legends.

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