Best Keybinds for Apex Legends - [Copy: Shroud / Ninja]

Best Keybinds for Apex Legends – [Copy: Shroud / Ninja]


Apex Legends, Electronic Arts’ foray into the Battle Royale genre, has become the most popular game on Twitch.tv just a few days after launch, with notable streamers such as Ninja and Shroud being one of the biggest names playing it. Having the best key binds for Apex Legends will allow you to play effectively and will increase your chances of becoming one of the first top-ranking players in the game.

The newest entry in the battle royale genre quickly took over the number one spot fot the most popular games on Twitch.tv

If you want to get the best key binds for Apex Legends, a good way to start is by trying out what works. Here are a couple of key binds already being used by two well-known battle royale streamers and veterans. Without further ado, let’s take a look at their last known keybinds.

Ninja’s Binds

Basic Movement

Move ForwardW
Move BackS
Strafe/MoveA
Strafe/MoveD
SprintLSHIFT
JumpSPACE
Crouch (Toggle)C
Crouch (Hold)LCTRL

Weapons and Abilities

Tactical AbilityMouse 5
Ultimate Ability Mouse 4
Interact / Pickup E
Alternate Interact X
Inventory (Toggle) TAB
Map (Toggle) M
Attack LMB
Toggle Fire Mode B
Aim Down Sight (Toggle)RMB
MeleeV
ReloadR
Cycle WeaponMouse Wheel Scroll
Equip Weapon 11
Equip Weapon 22
Equip GrenadeG
Use Selected Health ItemQ
Gibraltar Shield ToggleH
Inspect WeaponN

Communication

PingMouse Wheel Click
Ping (Enemy Here)F
Push to Talk (Hold)T
Message TeamENTER

Other Settings

Mouse DPI800
Mouse Sensitivity 2.5
ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier0.8
ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier0.8
Mouse AccelerationOff
Mouse InvertOff

Shroud’s Binds

Basic Movement

Move ForwardW
Move BackS
Strafe/MoveA
Strafe/MoveD
SprintL-SHIFT
JumpSPACE
Crouch (Toggle)C
Crouch (Hold)L-CTRL

Weapons and Abilities

Tactical AbilityQ
Ultimate Ability Y or Mouse 5
Interact / PickupE
Alternate InteractX
Inventory (Toggle)TAB
Map (Toggle) M
Attack LMB
Toggle Fire ModeB
Aim Down Sight (Toggle)RMB
MeleeV
ReloadR
Cycle WeaponMouse Wheel Scroll
Equip Weapons1/2
Holster Weapons3
Equip GrenadeG
Use Selected Health ItemQ
Gibraltar Shield ToggleH
Inspect Weapon N

Communication

Ping – Mouse Wheel Click

Ping (Enemy Here) – F

Push to Talk (Hold) – T

Message Team – ENTER

Other Settings

Mouse DPI – 400

Mouse Sensitivity – 3

ADS Mouse Sensitivity Multiplier – 0.8

Mouse Acceleration – Off

Mouse Invert – Off

Feel free to use the same settings and see if these binds work for you; it sure worked for them. Anyway, who are these two people, and why do their binds warrant a special mention among thousands of other Apex Legends players?

Who’s Ninja?

Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the current top streamer on Twitch.tv

Ninja (real name: Tyler Blevins) is currently the most popular streamer at Twitch.tv, with an average view count of 80,000 viewers per stream and over 13 million followers on his channel. He is currently part of Luminosity Gaming, a well-known Esports team participating in various game titles. Ninja has experience playing various online first-person shooters such as Halo 3 and H1Z1. However, he mainly rose to popularity by streaming battle royale games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite: Battle Royale. Last but not least, he also has a channel on YouTube, where he currently has over 21 million subscribers. You can watch his Twitch streams on his channel: https://www.twitch.tv/ninja

Who’s Shroud?

Shroud (real name: Mike Grzesiek) is one of the most popular full-time Twitch streamers in the world. Like Ninja, he also has a history of playing multiplayer first-person shooters, most notably as a former member of Cloud9’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro team. After retiring from the competitive scene, he started an independent streaming career playing both PUBG and Fortnite:BR, among other online shooters. He currently has over 5.3 million followers on his Twitch channel, which you can check out here: https://www.twitch.tv/shroud.

A former professional CS:GO player, Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek now dominates the online battlefields as a full-time streamer

How to Get the Best Binds for Apex Legends

The optimal key binds can vary from player to player, which means you’re likely to make your own personal tweaks to our previous suggestions and tailor it to your personal preferences. Here are a few tips on creating the best set of key binds for Apex Legends especially designed for you.

Maximize the Mouse

Today’s optimal keybinds greatly rely on maximizing extra mouse keys. Make good use of the side keys of your gaming mouse. However, take note that pressing a side button may cause you to lose a bit of accuracy when keeping your sights on your next kill.

Side buttons as seen here on a Razer Deathadder Chroma, will allow you to perform actions quickly and efficiently.

Bind Close to Your “Default” Finger Placement

The best key binds are meant to be accessible with minimal movements necessary. Do not bind frequently-used actions to keys that would require you to move your hand away from the directional keys. Obviously, anything further than three keys from a “default” finger position should be avoided.

Prioritize

Even when keeping all key binds close together, you still need to put a higher priority on the most important actions. For example, since you will be using your tactical ability more than your ultimate, it should be bound to a more accessible key (such as Q or E).

Minimize “Awkward” Binds

Some inputs can be a bit too awkward even if bound close to your default hand position. For example, assigning crouch (hold) to the C key will keep you from properly strafing sideways if you use your pointer finger to hold the key. Make sure crucial key binds do not compromise your ability to perform different important actions at the same time.

This sums up this article on how to get the best key binds for Apex Legends. Feel free to come back for more tips on this awesome new game!

Jan Michael Custodio

Jan is an avid PC gamer and an FB Gaming streamer. His favorite titles include Starcraft, Doom, For Honor, and Warframe, but he also enjoys playing popular Esport titles including League of Legends and Rainbow Six:Siege. When not playing PC games, Jan watches professional wrestling, building gunpla, and riding his motorycle.

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