Apex Legends Community Story: Player Reminds Us That Stealth is a Viable Survival Tactic

Sometimes, to not fight is to win.

by Noah Nelson

Apex Legends is a high-velocity game where speed and precision are required to win. However, there are times when playing stealthily can keep you alive. What may seem counter-intuitive might be the only way for you to live another day in Apex Legends.

In a recent Reddit post from stuffbutts (great name, by the way), we can see that stealth is sometimes a powerful tool. Though it won’t help you make progress on the Celestial Sunrise reward tracker, stealth can keep you alive in circumstances that might have been certain death.

In the video that stuffbutts posted on Reddit, we see his Loba character running from an enemy squad that is in hot pursuit. Since it is a three-to-one scenario and all of the Loba’s teammates are dead, the only option the Loba had was to try to outrun the pursuing squad.

However, in a big-brain moment from stuffbutts, they decided to open the door and retreat behind the piece of cover. The noise of the open door told the pursuing squad that the Loba had left when in reality, stuffbutts was crouched close to the cover and evaded the pursuing squad entirely.

Call it luck or call it skill, this move by stuffbutts reminds us that stealth is a useful tool when running and fighting are not viable options. As you may or may not have noticed, this clip is recorded from a Diamond player playing in a Diamond lobby. If Diamond Apex players can get fooled by stealth, then that means stealth is a useful tool for people to use.

While using stealth is great because Apex Legends players don’t expect it, this strategy wouldn’t work if the enemy team had a skilled Bloodhound or Seer. Keep in mind who your enemies are and what they are capable of.

Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, IOS, Android, and PC.

- This article was updated on January 26th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.