The latest bug to hit Apex Legends is a silly one that players in the community are having fun with. Instead of being an issue like Wattson’s fences not working, it’s simply about moving while using emotes. This has led to a bunch of ridiculous animations of characters jumping around emoting. Continue reading our guide below to learn how to move while emoting. Or if you’d prefer, we also have a video too.
How to Move While Emoting in Apex Legends
Fortunately, there’s nothing too complicated to using emotes while moving. However, it can be a little difficult to get the timing down. And that’s why we recommend playing around with this in the Firing Range where you don’t have to worry about other players. As long as you don’t have friends messing with you there.
Follow these short steps to move while emoting in Apex Legends:
- Open your emote/quip wheel. This is F1 by default on PC. Consoles controls are likely using the D-Pad.
- Start sprinting forward.
- Jump and don’t let go of your jump button while sprinting forward.
- Once you land, click the emote you want to use.
- If you got the timing right, your character will move forward while emoting. They’ll also continue jumping because this is part of how the bug works.
The most difficult part of this is getting the timing down. If you’re too early, nothing will happen or you’ll simply do the emote standing still. Whereas, if you have the timing practically perfect, but not quite, it may start to do it and then stop. As our video shows above, it’s possible for you to start jumping, and then it cancels immediately.
The reality is, this isn’t an intended feature and is a bug at the end of the day. So it’s never going to work perfectly unless, for some reason, the developer Respawn Entertainment polishes it. We’re more likely to see the bug removed from the game just in case it leads to abusing other areas. I can only imagine pro players jumping around Apex Legends in a tournament for some bizarre reason.
If you find an emote that this bug works perfectly for, be sure to comment below the article and let us know. My favorite right now is definitely between Gibraltar’s Kickflip and Loba’s Fancy Footwork emote. For more Apex Legends guides here at Slyther Games, visit our guide hub. Or one of the many guides listed below filled with tips and tricks.
Jeff is a journalist with over 10 years of experience writing, streaming, and making content about video games. With an associate degree in journalism, he’s a sucker for RPGs, survival games, roguelikes, and more.